Tag Archives: storytelling

Lessons for storytellers from Labour’s party political broadcast

Screengrab of the latest Labour Party party political broacast

The Labour Party’s latest party political broadcast aired last night. The documentary-style film tackles the impact of cuts in local communities and demonstrates the power of strong storytelling. Taking political views out of the equation, and watching it purely from the perspective of critiquing it, the film reinforces the importance of some communications cornerstones: Striking […]

Digital do’s and don’ts from SMEX18

SMEX 18 - Livestreaming

‘Amplifying our stories’ was the theme of the sixth annual Social Media Exchange (SMEX) which took place this week. SMEX is a day of masterclasses and shorter talks aimed at helping charities and non-profits to embrace digital storytelling. After a quick sing-song (something of a trademark for events organised by Jude Habib and her sounddelivery […]

Being The Story 2017

Logo 2017

If you follow me on Twitter you’ll have seen me talking about Being The Story, describing it as the most inspiring event I had attended last year. As an aside, at least one person did because they introduced themselves to me at the event, explaining my tweets had prompted them to sign up. Which is […]

SMEX17 Reflections: Expert Citizens

Darren Murinas image courtest of Lankelly Chase

There are some names and phrases in the charity world which, to me, just don’t feel right. ‘Stakeholders’ is the obvious one, but words that collectively describe people supported by charities such as ‘beneficiaries’, ‘patients’ and ‘clients’ also wrinkle my nose. Which is why I’m so taken with the concept of Expert Citizens and why […]

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