Get Storied Weekly Insider – Edition 2 – 6/5/10

This is re-print of our most recent Story Mojo e-newsletter, including our Weekly Insider story trends and tips.

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Four Sections to Enjoy:

  • Finding Your Story – tips, insights, and guidance
  • Trending – topical issues viewed from a narrative angle
  • Stories We Love – something to inspire or make you smile
  • Mojo Risin’ – updates on Get Storied’s adventures

Finding Your Story

Podcast: Jerry Michalski talks with Get Storied about how technology and information are re-defining the business of relationships. Truly inspired!
(Source: Get Storied)

Rotman’s Roger Martin puts the story back into strategy. MBAs rejoice!
(Source: Harvard Business Review)

He-Man: a powerful lesson in transmedia storytelling.

Personal storytelling takes a big step forward. Pioneering graphic designer Nicholas Felton shows you how to tell your story using charts and graphs.

Living your story and other ways to avoid the eight narrative black holes.

How to use stories to change the world and put the human back into human rights.
(Source: CopyBlogger)


Krista Tippett’s “Speaking of Faith” is a radio program that defied skeptics, becoming a global phenomenon of spiritual discussion.
(Source: New York Times)

Rippies! Glenn Beck is the new Abbie Hoffman. Counter-culture, street theater, and the politics of story!

Argentina’s story is told through this mini-documentary on 30 of its most beloved brands, in honor of the country’s 200th birthday.
(Source: AdAge)

Podcast: Participatory medicine is helping patients and doctors harness the power of crowdsourcing.

Why you should unleash your unruly side.  One VC explains why he always goes with a maverick founder over a sedate one who fits the mold.

Everybody loves big stories. The Atlantic presents: 14 ¾ of the Biggest Ideas of the Year.
(Source: The Atlantic)

Stories We Love

Comedian Reggie Watts goes international in the soulful “Sugar Got It Going On.”
(Source: dowdenboy’s YouTube Channel)

Everyday a star is born, thanks to new sites democratizing talent. The latest viral case-in-point crooner: 12-year old Greyson Chance.
(Source: TechCrunch)

The Geico Cavemen: breaking the fourth wall with hapless comedy.  A hairy compilation of two of the most recognizable spokesmen.
(Source: MrTubero’s YouTube Channel)

Mojo Risin’

Mark your calendar for Thursday, June 17. Michael is speaking on purposeful branding along with Chris Brogan, Dave Navarro, and other experts in a virtual summit hosted by ThoughtLead. The series is free – click here to register to catch Michael’s session on defining your niche through social media.

The Next Podcast: The New Storytellers welcomes David Polinchock, who’ll be discussing brand experience design from a narrative point of view. June 22 at 1pm EDT. Click here to learn more.

Michael will be talking about social media and personal branding on a panel hosted by the National Society of Hispanic MBAs at Monroe College in New Rochelle, NY. The event is free – here’s more info.

The start date for the next Story University course is July 22. This affordable 12-week virtual bootcamp provides a structured approach to Social Media Storytelling, Personal Branding, and Blogging Online. Register before Thursday June 17, and access a bonus Q/A session. Check here for more info. 

If you’re in the Tyson’s Corner Area, Michael will also give a public talk on the evening of July 28, giving out complimentary copies of his book Believe Me. Come say hi! We’ll send out details soon. Michael is also in town as the opening keynote speaker for the Bridge Conference (1,400 fundraisers and direct marketers) in DC on July 27.

Do you have a story trend, blog post or resource to recommend? Email us your suggestions! Thanks for being a part of the Get Storied tribe.