RecomMONDAYtions ~ 2024.07.01

Recommended Video

🇺🇸 The Declaration of Independence | Benjamin Franklin

This is an excerpt from Ken Burns’ 2022 film “Benjamin Franklin.” It describes a small but meaningful edit Franklin made to Thomas Jefferson’s first draft of The Declaration of Independence.

Here, also, is the transcript of the final product — ratified on July 4, 1776.

Recommended Reading

🎯 Why Perfectionism at Work Wrecks Your Mental Health

Been there, felt that. Perfectionism. Here’s a great article from “Fast Company” about the perils of perfectionism and how to overcome it.

Recommended Event (Reminder)

🧲 LinkedIn Masterclass Workshop

My friend (and Story Power email subscriber Jon Keel) is a LinkedIn master who will host a free LinkedIn Masterclass Workshop on July 9-11. Three days, one hour per day (4-5 p.m.) to discover how to use LinkedIn to become the recognized authority in your marketplace, have people reach out to you prequalified to do business with you, and get yourself up to date on the latest LinkedIn changes.

I’ve learned tons about LinkedIn from Jon. This will be a great workshop.

Recommended Video

💡 This is What Happens When You Reply to Spam Email

This is one of my favorite TED talks. Writer and comedian James Veitch narrates a hilarious, weeks-long exchange with a spammer who offered to cut him in on a hot deal.

Podcast (The Story Power Marketing Show)

📡How to Tell Your Story With Video Simply and Effectively (with Pat Taggart)

Pat Taggart is the Founder and Chief Creative at SkyBlue Creative. A documentary filmmaker, Pat takes a completely fresh approach to traditional, cringeworthy corporate videos that don’t feel authentic, and that helps his client create impactful content that moves the needle for organizations of all sizes and industries.


~ Why Video is So Powerful For Reaching Customers

~ How to Avoid Making a Cringe-worthy Video

~ How to Choose the Right Producers For Your Video

~ Ways to Use Storytelling Through Videos For Your Business



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View/listen on the Story Power Marketing Show website or wherever you get your favorite podcasts.

Words to Ponder

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

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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.