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Stop Thinking About What To Write About, Start Doing It: The Story of Dave Gorman

Stop Thinking About What To Write About, Start Doing It: The Story of Dave Gorman | Internet Marketing Strategy 2.0 | Scoop.it
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Translate this idea to your specific reality, niche or industry and you have a great approach that integrates storytelling in its DNA and a fantastic way to always have interesting and attention-grabbing content for your readers.


The story of Dave Gorman, a British stand-up comedian, goes like this:


"...instead of trying to think of interesting things to write about for his act, he would do interesting things – and then write about those.


It turns out that people are far more interested in the weird or exciting things you’ve done that in the weird or exciting things you’ve just thought about."


A simple idea like this can truly transform the way you approach writing and the creation of content to build your own reputation and credibility online.


"In other words, doing interesting stuff makes you an interesting person to follow."


Thanks to Ian Brodie for this article of 2012, but as valuable to read now as it was then. 



Inspiring. 8/10



Full article: http://www.ianbrodie.com/marketing/interesting-content/ 


Reading time: 4':35" 





Deborah Fillman's curator insight, October 21, 2014 2:26 PM

Have you done anything interesting lately? Don't get hung up on what "interesting" means--remember, Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld created an entire series around seeing the "interesting" and amusing in the mundane things we do everyday. Few of us have the freedom (or money) to travel the globe doing interestingly mundane things, but we DO things every day that are more interesting than we might think!

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Content Marketing: The Hero's Journey As An Effective Storytelling Plot

Content Marketing: The Hero's Journey As An Effective Storytelling Plot | Internet Marketing Strategy 2.0 | Scoop.it
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James Carson on SmartInsights outlines the value of adopting a story to be more effective in selling your brand, products or services. He specifically points to a specific story plot generally known as the "hero's journey".


This is a story pattern that can be found in tens of popular stories around 

the world.


From Homer's Odissey to Star Wars you can see the same story pattern at work.


You "can use this kind of story arc in a content marketing strategy through switching the protagonist with the customer, and then offer mentorship through the content, and the promise of reward (or quest completion) from the product."


Useful. 8/10


Full article: http://www.smartinsights.com/content-management/content-marketing-creative-and-formats/using-storytelling-narratives-improve-marketing-mix/ 



Roger Ellman's curator insight, September 26, 2013 5:59 AM

I include this is the ServingExperience collection because a company that exists, follows and thrives upon the ServingExperience way will have a story, and stories that are sincere and true (essential for them to work for a company) and these will also (need to) be truly embraced from CEO to kitchen towel supply supervisor - then and only then does story, brand and reputation float on the high seas of the marketplace. 

FredGodefroy's curator insight, September 28, 2013 10:07 AM

Toutes les bases d'une bonne histoire résumé en quelques mots. J'adore !

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Why Storytelling Is The Future of Marketing

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Jennifer Aaker does a great job of visually illustrating in a 5-minute clip why storytelling is so effective when it comes to communicating and marketing effectively with your customers.


"...stories are more meaningful–more memorable, more impactful, and more personal–than statistics alone..."


a) By packaging information into engaging stories, readers have the opportunity to memorize better what you are telling them, and to identify more with the situation and issues you are solving. 


b) Studies show that people are more willing to listen to, trust and buy from those people who have stories that they believe in. 


c) Emotions drive decisions and we rationalize them only after having made them.


These are just some of the reasons why, storytelling comes back to regain its original marketplace role: the driver of good conversations around which business is made.



Excellent video. Highly recommended. 9/10


Reference info: http://futureofstorytelling.org/video/persuasion-and-the-power-of-story/ 


Check also: http://futureofstorytelling.org/ 






Susan Velez's curator insight, October 5, 2013 12:50 PM

Awesome video and I know that story telling can be very powerful. I guess it's time to start reading more stories so I can get better at telling stories.

Imc Csu's curator insight, October 5, 2013 11:17 PM

What is your 'story'?

Katherine Anne's curator insight, October 7, 2013 5:48 PM

I think this video is very accurate. Today, we are bombarded by information about what we should buy, what we should do, etc. How much of this information do we actually retain? Barley nothing! For something to be retained, it has to be rememberable; what's rememberable? STORIES! The video explains stories are rememberable because they are meaningful. The Internet can so easily simplify information to market products, which ends up having so much information about so many different products all the time. If we take the time to explain a story behind a product when marketing it, I think it will be more profitable. STORIES are the new successful marketing strategy in this world filled with noise and information.