Storytelling tips for health and success

For those of you following, you may notice I am on a theme of storytelling for health and success currently. Below I am sharing a few more tips and links I thought worth mentioning.

Context & Thinking

This short article takes about user engagement and branding – but also provides some thinking on the development and message you hope to put out. Its relatively short and suggested more from a “think on it” perspective

The 5 hard truths about user generated content

Another thinking one that may be worth a read when thinking about where and how to tell your story is:

Facebook’s livestreaming strategy looks a lot like Twitter’s livestreaming strategy Facebook wants to be a destination for live video content.

Training: Caught this on up on on Engadget.com

Pixar opens a free Khan Academy course on storytelling

Pixar is offering a free course through Khan Academy that can help you find the kind of stories you want to tell — and help you tell them better. The “Art of Storytelling” is the latest installment in a series of free courses from the studio called “Pixar in a Box.” It discusses ways to build worlds and characters, how to make sure your stories reflect your unique perspective, along with other relevant advice. And if there’s anybody qualified to give storytelling advice, it’s the creators of Toy Story, Wall-E and Up.”

Hosted on the Khan Academy Website, the latest of the video’s but others are searchable as well.

Creation and Filming

How to create video on a shoestring budget Sure, you’d like to have visionary executives who understand your need for a full, state-of-the-art video studio. Yet when you want to post internal videos, you’re stuck with a smartphone. Don’t give up. You can get high-quality video through affordable tools such as your own phone, says Jeremy Godwin, a manager on Verizon Wireless’ culture and employee communications team.

Editor’s note: This story is taken from Ragan Communications’ distance-learning portal Ragan Training. The site contains hundreds of hours of case studies, video presentations and interactive courses. 

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