Memorial Day Mash-Up


Recommended Viewing
Honoring the Fallen
Former POW Hal Kushner delivered this powerful speech on Memorial Day 2018. It’s a moving tribute to fallen soldiers — especially those with whom Dr. Kushner served in Vietnam.

Recommended Reading
The Things They Carried
After fighting in Vietnam, Tim O’Brien wrote short stories and novels about his experiences. The Things They Carried is his second work of fiction about the war. I believe it’s a masterpiece. O’Brien reminds us that every soldier is an individual — a son, brother, father, boyfriend, husband, friend. He tells each individual’s story by describing the things they carried.

More Recommended Viewing
National Memorial Day Concert
I always enjoy the National Memorial Day Concert, broadcast by PBS. This year’s concert was hosted by Gary Sinise and Joe Mantegna. A solemn and inspiring event.

Recommended Viewing
Eastwood’s Iwo Jima Double-Feature
In 2006, Clint Eastwood made a pair of movies about the World War II Battle of Iwo Jima — one from the American perspective (Flags of Our Fathers), the other from the Japanese perspective (Letters from Iwo Jima). These are great films — about honor, sacrifice, and the cost of war.

Words to Ponder…
Not a Celebration

“This is the day we pay homage to all those who didn’t come home. This is not Veterans Day. It’s not a celebration, it is a day of solemn contemplation over the cost of freedom.” – Tamra Bolton

“We don’t know them all, but we owe them all.” – Unknown

Whenever you’re ready…here are a few ways we can help you become a storytelling stand-out so you’ll land more clients:

1) Follow Tom Ruwitch on LinkedIn and Facebook and (if not subscribed already) join our email list.

2) Attend our free training: “How to Harness the Magnetic Power of Storytelling…” Discover how to transform marketing from a confusing, resource-draining hassle into something that’s simple, fun AND productive. Details and registration here.

3) Watch the free, 7-minute Micro-Training: “The 3 Most Important Storytelling Keys to Captivate Prospects and Inspire Them to Act -- Without Pitching and Prodding.”

4) Become a Story Power VIP in the Content Transformation Academy: Master how to discover, assemble, and deliver business-building stories. Weekly masterclasses. Members-only content. One-on-one feedback and consulting sessions. And more… If you'd like to learn more about our VIP program, just reply to this email and put "Story Power VIP" in the subject line. I’ll contact you with more details.

5) Work with me one-on-one: If you’re interested in working directly with me -- to discover, assemble, and deliver powerful, business-building stories -- simply reply to this email and change the subject line to "Private Client." Tell me a little about yourself, your business, and what you'd like to accomplish, and I'll reply to discuss options.

6) Invite me to speak at an event: I can tailor a presentation that meets the specific needs of your organization. Informative. Entertaining. Virtual or live. Potential for continuing education credits when applicable for your group. If interested, reply to this email and change the subject line to “Speaking Engagement.” I’ll circle back to discuss the possibilities.

Want to get great content like this...

...delivered straight to your inbox?

Join our email list...

This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Post Categories

Previous Post

Next Post

Tom Ruwitch

Tom Ruwitch is the founder and CEO of Story Power Marketing. For more than 30 years, he has helped businesses grow by delivering powerful stories using a variety of different media.