Hello Storytellers!

On my blog you can find stories, talks and workshops relating to content marketing, business development, and the art of storytelling. I also like to write an occasional thought piece, so you can enjoy that as well.

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Summer lovin’…

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… had me a blast. Do you know what song I am thinking of?

This is my all time favourite song and movie, and when I was little I used to make everyone sing it with me. I was Sandy, and Danny took on the shape of my stepfather, brother, friend, anyone really who would humour me!

So today in honour of all those happy memories, I wanted to share with you my summer lovin’. This summer has been and will be dedicated to all my best friends, the women who inspire me everyday, and who have taught me so much. So let me begin in chronological order, and no other order of preference.

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Should you embellish your stories?

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Some people are born natural storytellers and most of those people have one key thing in common; they embellish stories. How do I know this? My parents are masters of embellishment when it comes to stories. I was lucky to grow up with them, because everyday things like going to the supermarket became exciting when told by my parents. As I grew up I realised that some things weren’t exactly as told, but what I always took away from each story is a message; a lesson I wouldn’t have recognised had the story been ordinary. My dad is an extremely creative storyteller, his stories always promise to inspire, but more often than not hold something extra.

For better or worse I inherited my dad’s traits, but I promise to tell the truth in this post about where to draw the line when it comes to story embellishment.

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Val Vesa: Be yourself and tell your story.

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Val is currently working as a Brand Evangelist, a job position that leaves a lot to the imagination. It’s about telling a brand story – a type of job a storyteller can only dream about, and the way he arrived to his position at Sucuri demonstrates how important authentic stories are.

If you are looking to make your mark as a Social Marketer, this interview will give you first hand advice on how to address your audience, how to market yourself, and create a healthy brand.

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How to add the most value to your workshops

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My first attempt at running independent workshops resulted in 3 successful sessions, over 30 satisfied students, and almost 20 hours of teaching. An incredible 93% of attendees said they would come to my next workshop. Overall, it has been a flying start to my education program. Everyone who attended has given me inspiration and courage to create more sessions. They have also taught me how I can add even more value to my workshops.

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My Christmas story

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I prefer Christmas to my birthday, or to any other holiday. It’s all the typical stuff that makes it so special; family, friends, the Christmas tree, the food, the fact it’s definitely OK to open a bottle of Champagne at 10am. Everyone comes home, we eat, we drink, we open presents, and watch Christmas movies. It’s a very typical Christmas day. That aside Christmas gives everyone a moment to just relax, to forget about emails, family feudes, and cosy up inside where it’s warm and fuzzy.

My Christmas story is made up of my most treasured traditions, and I want to share them with you today.

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Overcoming impostor syndrome

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Occasionally, I wake up feeling like an impostor. I question all of my previous experience, and convince myself that everything so far has been luck, which of course is about to run out. I have heard the sentence “I feel like an impostor“, from every ambitious, motivated, hard-working person I know.  So, why do we keep questioning our abilities? I have a theory I want to share with you by telling you a story about my latest case of impostor syndrome.

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Learn how to tell stories from master storytellers

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One of the many things I learned at The Power of Storytelling conference in Romania, Bucharest, is that storytelling is the most democratic form of creativity. Murray Nossel, says that people can argue about politics, social and cultural beliefs, and opinions, but they can’t argue about experiences. Your story is what happened to you. I want to take a few hundreds words and tell you about my experience during this conference. I will share my experience in the form of lessons that stuck with me the most.

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Do you have what it takes to be a content marketer?

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Find out if you really have what it takes to be a great content marketer. Content marketers are jacks of all trade. As a content marketer you have to be a little bit of everything, a writer, a designer, an inventor, a developer, a project manager, a philanthropist and an educator. It's a tough job to master. Take the test and see how far you have come. 

 

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Great presentation skills, great teaching skills, engaging and encouraging, creates the atmosphere for safe learning

Stefan Vucicevic, Content Specialist at FishingBooker

 

2017-12-16T13:05:46+00:00

Stefan Vucicevic, Content Specialist at FishingBooker

 

Great presentation skills, great teaching skills, engaging and encouraging, creates the atmosphere for safe learning

You were definitely amazing, and friendly as usually. I didn't expect anything less. Well organised, good in team work, but also, I think everyone had a feeling you were there just for them.

Ivona Jovanovic, PR & Media at Živojin Mišić

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2017-12-16T13:17:07+00:00

Ivona Jovanovic, PR & Media at Živojin Mišić

You were definitely amazing, and friendly as usually. I didn't expect anything less. Well organised, good in team work, but also, I think everyone had a feeling you were there just for them.

Just the right pace for my taste! Nevena is a professional with many valuable stories to tell. Would recommend her to anyone!

Lisa Trefilova, Content Specialist at FishingBooker

2017-12-16T13:13:18+00:00

Lisa Trefilova, Content Specialist at FishingBooker

Just the right pace for my taste! Nevena is a professional with many valuable stories to tell. Would recommend her to anyone!

Nevena would be one of the best TED speakers ever!

Daria Riđošić, Independent Videographer creater of Foodies with Cameras

2017-12-16T13:27:09+00:00

Daria Riđošić, Independent Videographer creater of Foodies with Cameras

Nevena would be one of the best TED speakers ever!

Overwhelmingly welcoming and hospitable. I immediately felt like home.

Neda D. Stevanović, Head of Business Development at MVP Workshop

2017-12-16T13:38:43+00:00

Neda D. Stevanović, Head of Business Development at MVP Workshop

Overwhelmingly welcoming and hospitable. I immediately felt like home.

Really enthusiastic, cheerful, with great presentation skills. Nevena gives a lot of examples and encourages the discussion between participants.

Marija Crnogorac, Team Leader at AIESEC

2017-12-16T13:30:04+00:00

Marija Crnogorac, Team Leader at AIESEC

Really enthusiastic, cheerful, with great presentation skills. Nevena gives a lot of examples and encourages the discussion between participants.

She was very energetic and easy to relate to, and all round awesome.

Cat Tyack, Head of Content at FishingBooker

2017-12-16T13:22:14+00:00

Cat Tyack, Head of Content at FishingBooker

She was very energetic and easy to relate to, and all round awesome.

Great speaker and teacher, very approachable and interested in our opinion.

Milena Cvjetić, Landscape Architect & Co-owner of Studio Tufna

2017-12-16T13:35:06+00:00

Milena Cvjetić, Landscape Architect & Co-owner of Studio Tufna

Great speaker and teacher, very approachable and interested in our opinion.

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