Following a presentation I did at the Australian Professional Video Producer Awards Conference in Melbourne, I was asked by Ben Amos, Engage Video Marketing, if I’d like to talk more about my unique approach to navigating LinkedIn using the power of storytelling on his podcast, Engage with Story. This is Ben’s weekly podcast exploring how digital storytelling, content creation and marketing engages an audience and moves them to take action through stories.
Finding My Happy Place Amongst Visual Storytellers
Being at this conference felt like I was in my ‘happy place’, listening to Video Producers, Cinematographers, Professional Editors and Directors of Photography describe their approach to storytelling, narratives, visual images, words and music to engage their audiences.
A highlight (and there were many) was hearing from Sue Maslin, who is one of Australia’s most successful film, television and digital content producers. With a track record of creating award winning feature and documentary films, her most recent is the smash hit The Dressmaker, starring Kate Winslet and Judy Davis. It grossed more than 20 million at the box office and garnered the highest number of nominations at the 2015 Australian Academy Awards, winning five including the coveted People’s Choice Award for Favourite Australian Film.
We also heard from:
- Peter Szilveszter, Director of Photography, The Legend of Ben Hall
- Jared Kettle and Jacob Williams, HumDrum Films
- Steve Hubbard, Dify Social
- Lorna- Jean Bradley, Professional Editor, Untitled Filmworks
When I first began sharing my insights at the conference, Ben heard me mention I’m a storyteller, and craft words via my client’s LinkedIn Profiles and LinkedIn Articles to help them achieve their professional goals.
Podcast Interview: LinkedIn and the Power of Professional Storytelling
Ben has over 15 years experience in the film and media industry and is also Founder and Creative Director of Innovate Media, a video production and online video strategy agency operating from Queensland, Australia. Ben has also founded Australia’s only purpose built video blogging studio space, and facility – Vlog Pod®.
If you’d like to learn more about how you can write your LinkedIn Profile in a way that feels more comfortable, why I affectionately call LinkedIn ‘Networking for Introverts’ and the specific tactics you can use to tell your story on LinkedIn, then please listen to the podcast.
I believe your story is your unique selling point and really enjoyed the opportunity to share my perspective with Ben during this interview.