|Re: Stories||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Holly McNutt (holly.mcnuttgmail.com)|
|Date: Wed, 20 Jul 2011 16:51:26 -0700 (PDT)|
I like that one - Holly On Jul 20, 2011, at 4:33 PM, Ann Zabaldo wrote: > > Tell me a fact and I’ll learn. Tell me a truth and I’ll believe. But tell me > a story and it will live in my heart forever. > – North American Indian quote > > A few days ago I announced that we are running a contest on the > cohousingblog.com site. Two people have already posted!! > http://www.cohousingblog.com And as a carrot to increase participation we're > offering the chance to win a $25.00 gift card to Amazon. > > Now why would we (Cohousing Collaborative LLC) be interested in doing this? > And offering $$$ to do it? > > Because stories are the best way to get information across to people you want > to remember you, your community, your product ... whatever. If you're > involved in marketing and outreach for your community, if you're raising > kids, if you're reselling a home, ... whatever business you're in ... stories > are the key to grabbing your audience. I see this drilled by folks in the > advertising industry. > > I find that the best way of describing what cohousing REALLY is ... that is, > beyond the bricks n' mortar ... is through stories. People grok cohousing > when they hear a story. A loooonnnng time ago, a member of this list whose > name I think is Lori, wrote a post called: What I Like About Living in > Cohousing. I still have it. I still pass it out to people who ask me what > it's like to live in one of our communities. > > And we know there are a LOT of great cohousing stories out there. We don't > want to lose any of them! What we ultimately hope to do with these gifts is > create an online database where anyone can go read vignettes about cohousing. > Someday we might even publish a book of them. > > This time ... we're collecting best summertime stories. > > Please have some fun by entering your favorite tale. And you just might win > that $25 gift card. But you'll have fun regardless! > > http://www.cohousingblog.com scroll down to the announcement! > > Best -- > > Ann Zabaldo > Takoma Village Cohousing > Washington, DC > Principal, Cohousing Collaborative, LLC > Falls Church VA > 703 663 3911 > > _________________________________________________________________ > Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: > http://www.cohousing.org/cohousing-L/ > >
Stories Ann Zabaldo, July 20 2011
- Re: Stories Holly McNutt, July 20 2011
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