Photo: Looking for the Perseids meteor shower in Luhasoo bog in Estonia. In the photo there is one Perseid, Milky Way and Andromega galaxy and light pollution on the horizon. By Martin Mark. This file is licensed under the Creative CommonsAttribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.
Vincent van Gogh said that “Hope is in the stars.” Looking at the stars and featuring them in his work was a way to help give him comfort and hope. He wanted to bring that feeling to others too.
That’s what inspired me to create Starry Blue Brilliance in 2013. Through my work in communication (also an art), I want to bring hope and success to others. In turn, I receive hope and success through the work and inspiration of others, through you, my followers and future followers.
I’ve always been a writer. And I’ve always used this talent to help people be successful at whatever they are trying to do. Engaging blog posts. Relevant content marketing and branding strategies. Stellar relationships with customers and employees. Collaboration and continuous learning. If it involves improving people’s lives, I am always willing to help! 🙂
It’s this passion for writing and helping others that led me to create Starry Blue Brilliance, a collection of masterpiece communications, resources and insights. Through this website, I’m dedicated to helping you build your business legacy through communication design.
When I launched Starry Blue Brilliance last September, I promised myself I would continue to learn how to make this blog even better for all of us, week by week. Thanks to your loyal following and sharing of my blog, I stay focused on fulfilling that promise.
Here are three articles that are helping me pursue blogging “brilliance:”
“Let’s not forget that the little emotions are the great captains of our lives and we obey them without realizing it.” ― Vincent Van Gogh (www.goodreads.com)
Great storytelling evokes emotion. Using the power of storytelling, you can create emotionally compelling videos with equally compelling messages that will continue to resonate with your audiences and build brand loyalty.
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?
Photo: Chesapeake Finish Line Tower, commons.wikimedia.org
Begin 2014 with the end in mind. Every successful communication plan is supported by an effective measurement strategy. Here are the top posts on communication measurement you helped make successful in 2013:
Thank you for your readership and support of sharing corporate communication best practices in 2013. As we continue to build on our collective masterpiece of Starry Blue Brilliance, I’m inspired by the words of Vincent Van Gogh: “I am seeking, I am striving, I am in it with all my heart.” (goodreads.com)
Have a very happy, healthy, prosperous and brilliant new year!
Ideas are the foundation of success. This timeless concept was best expressed by a Deutsche Bank advertisement in the Wall Street Journalin April 2001 that proclaimed: “Ideas are capital. The rest is just money.”
Sharing ideas about corporate communication best practices will help us create and carry out highly effective communication plans and programs to support our organization’s continued success.
The work of my favorite artist, Vincent Van Gogh, inspired the name for this blog. The header is a partial photo of one of his most well-known masterpieces, “Starry Night.”
As Van Gogh said, “Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.” (www.goodreads.com). We can succeed together by creating and sharing ideas, one inspiration after another, until they form a collective “masterpiece” of corporate communication best practices known as Starry Blue Brilliance.