September 2020–Tell Your Story Newsletter (TYSN)

Specializing in Entrepreneurial and Organizational Storytelling Let me tell your story!

IN THIS ISSUE:

ARTICLE 1: Do you use email templates to make business communication efficient?

STORYTELLERS’ CORNER:

Bryan Garner on “plain English”

SHOP NEWS

ABOUT US

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Welcome Mid-September 2020!

As I prepare this issue of “Tell Your Story Newsletter,” the cool fall air and shortening days remind us that autumn is here and winter not far behind.

In this month’s newsletter, as we all face pressures to be more productive in less time (pressures exacerbated by the current pandemic), I visit American copywriter Kaleigh Moore’s simple strategy of using email templates to communicate more efficiently with prospects and clients.

And in “Storytellers’ Corner,” I cite Bryan Garner’s example of the need for what he calls “plain English,” across all disciplines (business, academia, politics, etc.)

May the best of autumn–the warmth (physical and emotional) that can be cultivated, the nourishing food and stories we can share–be with you, as we survive the last four months of a very tumultuous year.

Sincerely,

Elizabeth

Principal, Storytelling Communications

www.elizabethshih.com

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August 2020 –“Tell Your Story Newsletter”

August 2020 Vol 2 Issue 8

Tell Your Story Newsletter (TYSN):
Specializing in Entrepreneurial and Organizational Storytelling
Let me tell your story!

Welcome Mid-August 2020!

 After passing an extremely windy past weekend, with cool air, but little rain, some of us felt like autumn had nearly begun. During this Covid year, the changes in seasons feel especially uncertain, as we closely watch the statistics of contraction, recovery, and tragically, deaths.

Since February, many of us in our various fields have learned Zoom, Web-Ex and/or Skype, conducting most of our meetings online, from home. Zoom use has brought with it plenty of jokes, such as the observation that participants in its meetings often look like Jim Henson’s famous puppets, in the stage gallery that opened “The Muppet Show.” I visit the puppets’ entrepreneurial nature in a lighthearted first article, in this issue.

In “Storytellers’ Corner,” I visit the word “fogy” or “fogey,” a derogatory term that often can be heard when people speak unempathetically of the aging. Continue reading “August 2020 –“Tell Your Story Newsletter””