Happy holidays from all of us at Neatline Creative. We so appreciate all the support we’ve received over the past year from our clients, family and friends. Helping you tell your stories and reach the people most meaningful to you has been enormously fulfilling for us. We’ve had a great year, and we couldn’t have ( more… )

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There’s a funny thing that happens when you split your time between creating smart communication strategies for clients and raising a family. At some point, the two begin to merge. Suddenly, you find yourself noticing the parallels—and better yet, learning from them. You identify universal truths between storytelling for companies and telling stories to your ( more… )

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Storytime can be special for parent and child. Except when it’s not. Endless questions. Constant fidgeting. Reading to a three-year-old is a lot like trying to get today’s easily distracted audiences to pay attention to your corporate message. Here are 4 key lessons my three-year-old has taught me about telling stories to a discerning  audience: 1. Familiarity and repetition ( more… )

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Much has been written about how to cultivate a personal brand online. For people trying to build a social empire, there’s plenty of advice available. But for everyone else, personal branding has little meaning. Or does it? Recently, I did an experiment. I guided a group of 12 impressive mid-to-senior-level professional women from a range ( more… )