Re: Stories
From: Holly McNutt (
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 
> site.  Two people have already posted!!  
>  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!
>  scroll down to the announcement!
> Best --
> Ann Zabaldo
> Takoma Village Cohousing
> Washington, DC
> Principal, Cohousing Collaborative, LLC
> Falls Church VA
> 703 663 3911
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  • Stories Ann Zabaldo, July 20 2011
    • Re: Stories Holly McNutt, July 20 2011

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