“Storytelling is the art form through which we express to one another that we’re all in this together and we’re not alone.”
In this riveting episode, we explore the fascinating intersection of branding and storytelling in the contemporary business landscape with storytelling maestro, Neal Foard.
At one point, Neal was named one of the top 10 most decorated creative directors in the world and has worked with brands that we all know and love. We dive deep into the importance of narratives in fostering connection and promoting a sense of shared experience - the foundation of the human condition. Through the lens of 'convergent validity', a principle that validates the importance of diverse perspectives and experiences, we examine how effectively told stories can inspire, evoke emotion, and ultimately drive brand success.
Additionally, using the intriguing analogy of 'why zebras have stripes', we offer insights into how branding, like nature, can leverage distinctiveness for survival and growth. Join us as we unpack these themes, challenging conventional wisdom and offering fresh, impactful perspectives. Don't miss out on this intellectual feast that merges business, storytelling, and the power of narratives.
03:20 - My Suit Doesn’t Care video
06:00 - Community is the Answer, What’s the Question?
09:30 - The Ancient Power of Stories
17:00 - René’s logo discussion
26:00 - Telling Stories is the easiest, most efficient, most pleasant way to spread influence
31:00 - The effect of social media on adolescents
36:45 - As a Leader, can you show your fear?
42:40 - Why Zebras have stripes
47:00 - The key to creativity in an organization is creating a safe environment
58:20 - What do people say about you when no one is looking?
1:04:45 - The Brilliance of Comedians
1:18:20 - AMPCON 2023 in Dallas