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Nov 25, 2021

Can you use made-up stories to market your real business?

The short answer is “yes.” The longer answer is, “Only under certain conditions.”

In this episode, we look at 2 kinds of made-up stories that can be harmful to your credibility and 1 kind of story that will almost always benefit your marketing. 

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Nov 16, 2021

When you run a service business, the brand you're promoting is you.  But many service business owners lose clients every day because they're held back by fear of being seen as conceited and obnoxious, that is,  Fear of Bragging 

The truth is, your clients want you to brag - but not by declaring how amazing and...


Nov 13, 2021

Entrepreneurs and small business owners often wonder about the whole storytelling thing. They figure stories just help entertain and captivate your audience. That's true, but stories do a lot more...if you have the right story.

So now you've got a story with lots of the right qualities: a hero,  guide, and a suspenseful...


Nov 6, 2021

Many business storytellers encourage us to learn from Disney movies and classic epic journey stories. In this light-hearted episode, I suggest that you might do better to take lessons from old-time country-and-western songs. 

PBS recently called attention to the universality of this music with an 8-part primetime...


031 Cool Business Storytelling Lessons From Some Very Uncool Music

Nov 6, 2021

Many business storytellers encourage us to learn from Disney movies and classic epic journey stories. In this light-hearted episode, I suggest that you might do better to take lessons from old-time country-and-western songs. 

PBS recently called attention to the universality of this music with an 8-part primetime...