① Motivate people to pay attention② Inspire people to action③ Bring data to life and make it relevant to people’s daily lives④ Make information memorable, repeatable, and easy to spread.⑤ Shape new beliefs and change minds⑥ Raise money⑦ Gather and unite an authentic communitySTORIES
Yahoo!/BBDO study (2012 Feb) "Whats Your Story."
BAD STORYTELLING On a good morning in Paradise Cove, Malibu, the water is so clear you can see halibut lurking in the kelp. Little Dume Point rises from its cliffs to the north, and beneath it a few surfers on stand-up paddleboards rise and fall on the swell waiting for their wave. Darin Olien, who looks like a Tarzan action figure, is talking to a surfer in his early twenties named Igor about the health benefits of alkalinization in the body. He tells Igor, who’s trying to balance his board and blinking back the sun, that 7.4 is where the pH of our body wants to be and that most of our diets are far too acidic, which leads to inflammation and degenerative disease. Red meat is very acidic; coffee, corn, and
BAD STORYTELLING I feel so energized!!!! (Yes, those exclamation points are real energy! :) Drinking Shakeology has given me so much energy-which I used to get from drinking coffee or Red Bulls-not anymore! Throw those nasty things in the trash where they belong and pass me my shaker cup! One sign that shocked me was how ridiculously fast and strong my nails have grown. I used to wear acrylic nails for years, which forced them to be weak and yellow. They would never grow, and I had a terrible habit of biting my nails and the skin around them. Well, now I get asked, “Are those your real nails?” and I can say yes! I’ve even
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