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Create Your Organization’s Face with Visual Storytelling

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Photo: Sculpture Per Adriano, work of Igor Mitoraj, Square of Isla de Madeira, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain, Diego Delso, Wikimedia Commons, License CC-BY-SA 3.0

Photo: Sculpture Per Adriano, work of Igor Mitoraj, Square of Isla de Madeira, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain, Diego Delso, Wikimedia Commons, License CC-BY-SA 3.0

“A good picture is equivalent to a good deed.” – Vincent Van Gogh (www.goodreads.com)

Artists know the value of creating compelling visuals to tell their stories. Communicators can use this same concept of visual storytelling to engage their audiences on a personal level.

This article from prnewsonline.com can help you get started on the road to “visual storytelling mastery:” http://www.prnewsonline.com/water-cooler/2013/10/29/6-tips-for-visual-storytelling-mastery/

If you take your own photos, you’ll want to read “Telling Stories” by Phil Douglis, ABC, IABC Fellow and a master of visual storytelling. In his article from IABC’s Communication World, Phil shows you how to engage your audiences and draw them into your story to help them develop a deeper understanding of your organization. For more inspiration on visual storytelling, check out Phil’s “cyberbook” of photo galleries at http://www.pbase.com/pnd1

How do you incorporate visual storytelling into your organizational communication?

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Author: plbieniekabc

I'm dedicated to growing your business legacy through strategic planning, collaborative brand building, and multi-media content creation and marketing. I'm an Accredited Business Communicator with 20 years of experience in creating best practice communication programs for corporate environments. My diverse industry expertise includes real estate, relocation, financial services, healthcare, manufacturing, automotive, IT, casino, and tourism/travel/hospitality. Contact me to create masterpiece communications for lasting impressions.

3 thoughts on “Create Your Organization’s Face with Visual Storytelling

  1. One of the reasons I believe photos are so powerful is that they draw upon the readers emotions, which I contend is more important than appealing to their logic when trying to persuade readers to action.

    • Absolutely! In late February, I’ll publish a post about the revised edition of StoryBranding by Jim Signorelli, a must-read book about “creating standout brands through the power of story.” Jim tells us that “stories stimulate and resonate by inviting us to acknowledge beliefs that are already in place. They do this by fascinating us with identifiable characters and by inviting us to empathize with them.” Thanks for sharing in the discussion!

  2. Pingback: Show Me the Story | Starry Blue Brilliance

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