Archive for Creativity – Page 2

Storytelling Amanda Palmer TED

Are You a Good Storyteller for Your Business?

Do you tell stories to your customers or give them a one-two sales punch right from the start? Are you a carnival barker or a Martin Luther King whose “I Have a Dream” story on the mount of the Lincoln Memorial sold millions on the morality of civil rights?

Amanda Palmer used the power of storytelling on Kickstarter to raise $1.2 million to produce her music album. As HubSpot recounted in a post on storytelling, the singer-songwriter dressed herself a kimono and, flipping handmade signs, explained she was a musician, who had parted ways with her record label because they told her the cost of her next album would be a whopping $500,000.

But she and her partners couldn’t finish producing the record on their own. She needed people’s help to get it off the ground. Read More→

Idea labs Bill Gross timing is everything

Timing Isn’t Anything, It’s Everything

Do you have a great idea for a new business or for your existing business? To quote Shakespeare, “Ripeness is all.” To quote Bill Gross, founder of Idealab, “Timing is everything.”

For almost 20 years, Idealab has tested many ideas at once and then turned the best of them into pioneering technology companies. Many of their companies went on to great success, but many failed and Bill Gross decided to find out why.

What he learned could help you launch your next big idea. Read More→

Susan Cooper

Use Images to Inspire Your Readers

We’ve all heard the phrase: “A picture is worth a thousand words.” This phrase alone ought to convey why an image or two added to a blog post or article will inspire your readers to continue reading to the end of the post.

You don’t need to buy an expensive image. Just be sure it relates to the subject matter. An image also helps to break up the content in a pleasant way. Images not only convey meanings, but also break up long blocks of words, making it easier on the eyes.

How To Choose

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Pablo create text images

Become a Master at Creating Text Images

If working with Photoshop is a breeze for you, then read no further. This post is for people like me who are all thumbs when it comes to creating images for blog posts, social networks and presentations.

The good people at Buffer have developed a tool called Pablo so that you can easily create images imprinted with text. That’s what I did for the feature image above this post. Read More→