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      Show & Tell’s Pantry of Curiosities Newsletter, 14th June 2019  Hello,  Unmemorable news!  I'm sitting at my home office desk, safe from falling trees*. The tree that was threatening our granny annexe has been safely cut up. (The family has firewood for the winter.) The manly men with chainsaws told me the tree was only being held up by the electricity cable it was resting against. The threat is gone. A happy end.    Stories with happy endings are best for the characters—they are less memorable for the audience.   Is it better to end a story abruptly and sadly?  In other news, Paul       Roger (& Paul & Anne)     * Unless one drops off a passing aeroplane.            Don't Stop ...        </iframe>" data-provider-name="YouTube"         Our [GAB*] Tip     Be brave and unflinching in your endings. People will talk about them for decades.   The Sopranos Way:    Family is love, difficulty & protection. Eat together. Wife. Son. Daughter. And her obstinate car. Remember the good times. Live in the now. Because you never know when the empty seat next to you gives the assassin a clear shot to the end.     *Genuinely Attractive Business            Podcasting is for easing the burden of others  “Your podcast content should not be about you, but about solving your prospects’ problems.”   Steve Lubetkin, Journalist, Podcast Producer, and Author    3 Podcasts that solve problems:   (1)   More or Less: Behind the Stats   (2)   Grazia Life Advice   (3)   Magicians Advice Podcast      We (Roger & Paul) share our "Business Jazz Podcast" weekly:    Here's an extra special episode (even insiders don't know it exists):   "    Th      e Lost Episode    ".      

  

    
       
      
         
          
             
          
             
                  
             
          
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


     Roger creates a visual for each episode. Usually, it's a cartoon. It invites people to listen. The Lost Episode never got a cartoon. Will you accept this indulgence instead?   (Bad news is best delivered with a joke?)  :     

  

    
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


          Past work—Dublin and Dún Laoghaire Education and Training Board     

  

    
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


    

  

    
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


       Dublin and Dún Laoghaire Education and Training Board   is where children, teenagers and adults learn. Documentary photography to show genuine pupils and students developing and growing. A commission through   Granite  , who build magnificent websites that make the internet a more pleasing place.           Your next step  Your next step could be the one that brings an end to your story. That's all right. You can tell another one. A new story about your business. A fresh set of images. A second episode of your podcast—maybe even a second season? A weekly newsletter to your customers.   Mata Hari  once asked  Ian Fleming ,  "What happens after James Bond defeats the villain?"    There is always another villain. They don't stop. They never stop. The stories go on.    (If we were Bond villains, we'd want to change the world and relentlessly shoot out newsletters until we won.)   Thank you very much for not closing the door on us.   Have a [GAB] week,      Roger       (and       Anne       and       Paul      )    PS—Villains bend the truth about historical meetings.

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Unmemorable news!

I'm sitting at my home office desk, safe from falling trees*. The tree that was threatening our granny annexe has been safely cut up. (The family has firewood for the winter.) The manly men with chainsaws told me the tree was only being held up by the electricity cable it was resting against. The threat is gone. A happy end.

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      Show & Tell’s Pantry of Curiosities Newsletter, 7th June 2019           Use your mighty stories to hook their souls  Hello,  Paul is playing the role of "Father of the Groom" at a wedding in Italy this week. I think he will have a speaking part, even though his character doesn't usually have any lines in the script. But Paul is unconventional. That, of course, is the whole appeal.    Convention makes for boring stories and non-stick surfaces.   It's better wear hooks that snag people.  Meanwhile, I'm in Ireland worrying whether my neighbour's tree will collapse on to my mother-in-law's roof. If it does, it will sever a power line and unleash 11,000 volts. I hope the electricity board's chainsaws arrive in time.    Roger (& Paul & Anne)             Don't cross a fighting woman        </iframe>" data-provider-name="YouTube"         Our [GAB*] Tip      Tell stories of how you open doors, walk through doors, make new doors.       The MJ Hegar Way:   Enter the door regardless. Serve & protest. Have a heart on your chest. Resist. Persist. Assist the wasters out the door.    *Genuinely Attractive Business            Podcasting is for building relationships and rebellious minds   “The medium of podcasting and the personal nature of it, the relationship you build with your listeners and the relationship they have with you—they could be just sitting there, chuckling and listening… there’s nothing like that.”   Marc Maron, Host of WTF with Marc Maron    3 Podcasts for Children:  (1)   Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls   (2)   Story Pirates   (3)   What If World     We (Roger & Paul) share our "Business Jazz Podcast" weekly. Here's an episode: "  Be Human or Don't Be At All  ".            Roger creates a visual for each episode. Usually, it's a cartoon. Sometimes, it isn't. It invites people to listen:     

  

    
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


          Past work—iDrive, but you won't hear me say for whom     

  

    
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


     How do you tell your story when security and discretion mean you can't tell your story? By evoking an understanding.   iDrive Group   isn't your average executive and VIP transfer company. They can't show and tell you that, but we hope the story on their website leaves you feeling you are in the safest and most reliable hands.           Your next step  Your next step could be rebellious. Maybe it's a non-conformist way of telling your business story or opening a business relationship?   Albert Einstein  once asked  Coco Chanel ,  "What would your business look like if you were a pirate queen?"    What would you reply? Would you open the door to exploring the idea, or close it shut firmly?    (If we were pirates, we'd pillage the best content ideas and put them in a newsletter for you.)   Thank you very much for opening the door to us.   Have a [GAB] week,      Paul       (and       Anne       and       Roger      )     PS—Pirates invent untruths about historical meetings.

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Paul is playing the role of "Father of the Groom" at a wedding in Italy this week. I think he will have a speaking part, even though his character doesn't usually have any lines in the script. But Paul is unconventional. That, of course, is the whole appeal.
 

Convention makes for boring stories and non-stick surfaces.

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