Big Swing Stories: Make Your Strategic Priority Stories Irresistible
We've all got important stories to tell in our publications: new presidents, new campaigns, new strategic plans, big anniversaries. But we might only be telling these stories once a decade. So how do we make sure we're making the most of these opportunities and ensuring that they're compelling to our audience? In this session, we'll talk about distilling these stories to their essence, using creative packaging techniques to draw your readers in, and finding the human elements that help make "must-do" stories into "must-read" stories. In addition to lots of real examples from schools across the country, we'll also go through one of these stories from concept to completion. I'll share some of the common pitfalls and challenges of these projects (including how to avoid them) as well as how to take advantage of unexpected opportunities.