Highlights from The Communicators Conference

Published on Nov 06, 2015

Sound bites and insights from the 2014 Communicators Conference in Portland.


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"People forget facts overnight. Stories will live in your heart forever."

Jim Olson, Starbucks

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"Think about the pass-along value of your stories.
The bar is high!"
Melissa Havel

"Images act like
shortcuts to the brain."
Ekaterina Walter

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"Communicate as though
you're talking to people.
Because you are."
Lou Hoffman

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dave thompson on interviews

  • Breathe
  • Focus
  • Minimize distractions
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"If you apply the wrong technology to a story,
you miss the message. "
Tawny Schlieski

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"Every customer touchpoint
is a chapter of
your brand's story. "
Jim Signorelli

"Meaningful video moves past the what to the why. Authenticity is vital."
Wayne Paige

"What's an old story
to you is a new story
to someone else."
Oscar Suris

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"We gather around glowing screens instead of campfires, but we're still telling stories."
John Hartman

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"Everyone in this room
is qualified to change the world in some way."
Nancy Duarte