• How to Bring Campaign Communications to Life

    May 28, 2020 by Joe Fuld

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    Storytelling Tips to Strengthen Your Campaign Communications

    Storytelling in campaign communications can have a powerful impact on your advocacy campaign, member outreach or political communications. There are many ways to bolster your message, from numbers and statistics to expert testimony to eye-catching visuals, but one tactic that sometimes gets overlooked is storytelling. 

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  • Taking a Long-Term Approach to Nonprofit Storytelling

    May 18, 2020 by Sophie Thurber

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    Build Better Advocacy with a Plan for Nonprofit Storytelling

    Nonprofit storytelling is a powerful tool, but it often falls off the radar when push comes to shove, probably because it takes significant time and people resources to do well. This post will walk you through why it should always be part of your planning and priorities, how to weave it into things you’re already doing (it doesn’t have to be a heavy lift if you do it a little at a time) and some of the elements of compelling storytelling. 

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  • 7 Qs on Storytelling Techniques and Writing With Gavin Edwards

    Feb 19, 2020 by Alicia Barry and Hope Rohrbach

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    What Storytelling Techniques Will Help Me Stand Out?  

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  • An Advocacy Leader Answers 6 Questions on Advocacy Storytelling

    Jan 23, 2017 by Joe Fuld

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    Kevin Simowitz on Advocacy Storytelling:

    Kevin Simowitz is the National Field Director at Caring Across Generations and an expert on advocacy storytelling. He has worked on political and grassroots organizing campaign across the country. Kevin was nice enough to answer six question about advocacy storytelling.  Here are his thoughts on using advocacy to get your story out.

    1. How do you use advocacy storytelling in your work?

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  • Public Speaking with Vulnerability |Emotion Matters |TCW

    Apr 27, 2015 by Joe Fuld

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    A Certain Amount of Nervousness and Vulnerability in Public Speaking Is a Good Thing

    Can public speaking with vulnerability be a good thing? Every time I do any type of public speaking, I get nervous. When I was younger and I was nervous, I would stutter. Even today, I sometimes hear myself repeating a word as I get animated. Throughout my life, I work hard to conceal these flaws, but the reality is that it is a part of who I am. And I'm hardly alone. It’s a natural instinct to be nervous in public speaking and something that many of us can relate to. When I’m speaking, my nervousness and vulnerability is part of what makes me real and relatable.

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