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February 5, 2018 0 comments

What’s So Great About The Honey Badger?

To start, it’s occasionally referred to as “the most fearless animal alive.”

Yet, for those productive human beings, who rarely indulge in watching those online videos which have a tendency to consume inordinate amounts of idle (or not-so idle) time, the infamous honey badger nature clip offers an interesting insight (beyond being hilariously funny).

There’s a profound disconnect between the narration and the documentary style visual exposition of a day-in-the-life of the honey badger. The same holds true for how individuals and organizations are often perceived vis-a-vis the stories they tell.

So this week we’re wondering, how can we effectively communicate our impact, our value proposition, or the “why” that makes our work worth the effort?

Sealed with a KISS. The principles of high school English remain the same: Keep It Simple, Stupid. While fancy infographics, comprehensive reports, and on the rare occasion, pyrotechnics, are capable of getting your point across; simplicity transcends most barriers to reach a place of understanding.

Show, Don’t Tell. People are persuaded not because of what you say, but how you say it. And perhaps the best way to establish trust is by not saying anything at all. Instead, try painting a picture through your storytelling, your visual representations, and public reputation that best reflects the conclusion or takeaway about your work or product that you wish for your audience to reach.

Go Against The Grain. Don’t color within the lines, define your own borders. As the Miami Foundation powers this week’s #ThursdayTakeover in celebration 50 Years of Nonprofit Innovation, join us to explore (through interactive experiences and visual storytelling) how outstanding nonprofits our reshaping our city– for the better.

Cheers,

Venture Café Miami

 

 

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