Building Brands through Storytelling
Nancy Duarte, Jason Baer, Lou Hoffman and Art Kilinski shared insights and observations with a packed house at Cisco at the Silicon Valley Brand Forum. Nancy Duarte of Duarte Design opened the event with a captivating presentation that covered a wide range of perspectives on storytelling from why it’s necessary to how to do it effectively, including slides of her visual mapping of famous speeches to illustrate measurable elements of storytelling.
Jason Baer from Siegel and Gale moderated the panel discussion. Lou Hoffman offered his insights into the challenges Silicon Valley companies have had using storytelling effectively based on his two decades of experience running a PR agency in the valley. Art Kilinski offered his views on the visual aspect of storytelling and Nancy shared more real client experiences to illustrate her points in the discussion. The audience was fully engaged in the discussion as always, offering questions that reflected the wide range of marketers that attend the forums.
Although Nancy’s slides from the event are not available, you can see a lot of the content from her presentation in her TEDTalk. Set aside 20 minutes and watch the whole thing.