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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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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. 

 

How to host an interview with ingenuity

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Interviewing someone successfully is an art, and often people don’t take it too seriously. Companies tend to send their communicative, friendly and approachable employees to get the interview done. And, while these are all qualities that are needed in an interviewer, what’s lacking in many cases are the skills to prepare and conduct a thorough interview. This post won’t give you the 7 top tips you need to ace interviews, or the top 10 resources to read, it will hopefully shed some light on how to approach this art in a different way. So, if you are looking for a quick fix for tomorrow’s interview, stop reading now.

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The best brands tell stories

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Yesterday sitting in the office I looked around and noticed that about 70% of our engineers were wearing branded T-shirts. They had the GoDaddy brand clearly visible, and later that day talking to my boyfriend who is the CEO of FishingBooker, I realized how important branded T-shirts and bags were to employees. I hadn’t given much thought as to why we all wanted to dress the same, we are all grown ups, yet we can’t wait to be branded. Wearing company T-shirts I thought was about recognition, but I was wrong. It’s about belonging.

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No inspiration? No problem.

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Inspiration is a fleeting thing, as most of you know, but a content calendar and post schedule rarely wait for you to be inspired to write. How do you write when you really have to and you are not feeling it? You master the art of structuring your article, and you rely on that to convey the information you have in an engaging tone.

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How to edit articles for your company blog

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Sometimes writing your own stories is much easier than having to edit someone’s. It’s a fine balancing act; giving constructive, actionable feedback to your author, without damaging their own style. The story you are editing needs to be engaging, in line with the business aims (if on a corporate blog), and maintain the unique style of the author. It’s a tough job. I want to share with you what I have learnt during my editing days.

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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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