Our Story for Business course tutor Richard Benson explains how writing business stories in five acts creates more impact than three, and why all businesses must understand why good story structure can build effective, emotional connections with their audience.
You’ve written your story, now how can you test whether or not it’s as good as it can be? In Into the Woods and on his online courses John Yorke recommends asking 10 questions to check you’ve got your story straight: an approach as relevant to business, science, marketing and tech stories as it is to dramatic narratives.
Nick Parker looks at why mastering the nuts and bolts of story structure is as important a business skill as project management (no, really).
Nick Parker has made a career telling stories, but it’s taken until now to work out how they really work. In advance of the launch of his Story for Business course, devised with John Yorke, Nick recounts the story of his relationship with story.
US-based marketing and storytelling expert Park Howell popped in to our virtual classroom for a guest chat with Into the Woods: Telling Stories for Business students. He talked about the use of stories in B2B marketing, convincing skeptics, and what cyborgs could mean for the future of marketing.
Storytelling – it’s not just for drama. Students from our Into the Woods: Telling Stories for Business course have been learning this, and in the second instalment of our chat series with business storytelling strategist Park Howell they get down to the details. Read on to find out how Park developed his unique business, how different cultures react to the same stories, and what the world of business can learn from Hollywood.