BizPaul on stage at Marketed.Live 2019

Marketed.Live 2019: Go deep with your marketing

“You can have any colour, as long as it’s black.” This mass market approach has appealed to businesses for decades. Keep it simple, serve lots of people at the same time, and grow. Paul Ince, CEO of LikeMind Media, took to the stage at Marketed.Live 2019 with a different message: go deep. BizPaul on stage … Read more

A man talking to an audience

What is the point of telling your stories?

Someone asked me this week, “what’s the point of telling our stories?” If you don’t tell your stories, no-one will every know about them. Have you ever heard a story about someone you know that made you think ‘wow!’ – but they hadn’t told you the stories themselves?  A few months ago, our neighbour died … Read more

An orange chair. Photo by Rabie Madaci

9 ways to tell a story about your product

How do you tell a story about your product? Whatever you are selling needs to tell a story to your customer and that story needs to tie in with the customer’s world view. This means that they see value in what you are offering and your story motivates them to buy your product. It will … Read more

My friends' holiday cottage British wallpaper

Does your story have a disconnect?

Do all the pieces of your story hang together? Or are there missing links in the plot? A character who suddenly appears (or disappears), an unexplained leap in time, perhaps a shift in location. We spent a glorious few days at the seaside recently on holiday with friends. We all pitched up in the same … Read more

Rachel Extance

What formats are most effective for storytelling?

“What formats do you find the most effective for storytelling – social, blogs…?” This was a question Mumpreneurs Club asked me on Twitter this week after reading my article What Is Business Storytelling? As I started figuring out how to cram my answer into 280 characters, I thought I should write a blog post on … Read more

Do your customers see things the same way as you?

My children have watched the same episode of their current favourite cartoon on Netflix every day for a week. Happy Hearts Day is pretty self-explanatory. One day a year in the Rainbow Kingdom pink happy hearts are given out. Star of the show True, who is the girl with blue hair, together with Bartleby, her … Read more

My husband's copy of Good Omens

How we layer stories to communicate ideas

I’ve been looking forward to watching Good Omens for months. Not only is it by two of my favourite authors, Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, but it stars many of my favourite actors including the brilliant Michael Sheen and David Tennant.  Now I have a confession: I have never read Good Omens. As it’s half-term … Read more