A Creative Metaphor for Storytelling

Telling stories is a great marketing tool. Turning this potential into results is a major goal of marketing. Stories have their power. The word power inspired me with the idea of batteries as a source of power to move stories. Using batteries as a metaphor for storytelling is worthy. The flow of current in a battery and the flow of events in a story is one example. The battery potential and story potential is another line of thinking. The resistance to current flow and the resistance the protagonist faces from protagonists are related. The medium of the story and the electrolyte in a battery inspire many relevant ideas. The genre of the story and the type of battery to select may suggest many lines of thinking. The parasitic reactions in a battery and the parasitic events in a story both harm. Dealing with such parasites in batteries might act as eye-opener for a storyteller and what to do.

There are so many lines of parallel thinking between telling a story in form that emulates how a battery works. I discussed these possibilities in a post on LinkedIn. I would love your feedback on this idea and if it would be helpful in telling your story.

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Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#27
Thank you John Rylance for challenging the reader with your comment. With honesty I say that your idea never crossed my mind. This comment brings unexplored dimensions and I promise to study it and share my thoughts.

John Rylance

John Rylance

1 year ago #23

Ali, your post an electrical charge, sparked off this thought. Can we define two variant methods of storytelling like electrical currents either AC or DC. Either stories that take a direct route to the main theme (DC) or stories which take a route that meanders to its climax (AC). That's my current (pardon the pun) thought.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#25
No question that words reveal a lot about us and our characters. I read your post and it is to the spot dear Fay Vietmeier on the power of words and your two posts augment the value of choosing the right power of words.

Fay Vietmeier

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #21

@AliAnani My dear professor ... thank you for sharing about Sara ... I was going to look her up & check out her writing (In life there is always the re-ordering of priorities and she may have other things keeping her elsewhere) In my own writing ... which tends toward the spiritual: my intent is never to repel ... rather to attract We all share different beliefs & express different human-opinions We may think a certain way but words have the power to make us reconsider or THINK again ... perhaps be swayed or change our minds Words are a their own "force" Writing-storytelling can attract people or repel them ... The power of words: ... what you say ... how you say it What do your WORDS say about you? https://www.bebee.com/producer/@fay-vietmeier-pennsylvania/what-do-your-words-say-about-you Words can take you captive … and words can set you free Well-reasoned words can make a plea … help us even better see

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#23
Thank you Fay Vietmeier. I appreciate your honesty. You bring a new idea. Stories can be neutral or "charged" and attract the oppositely charged readers. An idea to ponder on. Unfortunately, we miss the wisdom of Sara Jacobovici who has been away for a considerable time.

Fay Vietmeier

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #19

@AliAnani In keeping with your metaphor of the "battery" Now I am not an electrician ... not mechanically oriented ... so what initially comes to my mind is battery has a positive & a negative force ... applied to storytelling: the story being told can attract or repel the audience (in storytelling it is important to know your audience) Words have power to attract or repel ... The art of communication: WHAT you say ... HOW you say it I LOVE what @SaraJacobovici stated: "One parallel that comes to mind is in the power of the word itself; the force of the word being spoken and being heard in the form of a story produces much force and is very illuminating." (much wisdom here)

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#21
I decided yo share this post again is the comment by Fay Vietmeier for your comment and for your generous sharing of the post.

Debasish Majumder

Debasish Majumder

1 year ago #17

lovely metaphor sir Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee! enjoyed read and shared. thank you for the wonderful insight!

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#17
I am blushing Sara Jacobovici

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

I have just uploaded "The Ideas Brush" Lisa Gallagher

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#17
Sara Jacobovici- you wrote "One parallel that comes to mind is in the power of the word itself; the force of the word being spoken and being heard in the form of a story produces much force and is very illuminating". This is manifested in the power of your comment.and the voltage of your "word battery" is enough to move the engine of my mind. Thank you

Sara Jacobovici

Sara Jacobovici

5 years ago #13

Stories and metaphors, how much you have taught me through your use of metaphors and using stories to illustrate a point, Ali Anani. I have written before about how only humans tell stories and that metaphors are the language of creative thinking. I support you 100% in encouraging business to learn the language of stories. After all business is made up of people trying to communicate to other people; advertising is really a shortcut, a minimization of metaphors and story telling. You write, "There are so many lines of parallel thinking between telling a story in form that emulates how a battery works." One parallel that comes to mind is in the power of the word itself; the force of the word being spoken and being heard in the form of a story produces much force and is very illuminating.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#15
How about fractal storytelling debasish majumder? No metaphor shall be enough on its own, but a good metaphor opens new windows of thinking. I have used almost ten different metaphors for storytelling and each one has its own merit.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#13
Spot on Oliver Moloney you are and stories opens not only hearts, but also new perspectives. I say if you have an idea to communicate and you believe in it then tell it as a story. If one fails to do that, then he/she has no real idea. You have many stories like how you felt when your first day at university. Being away from home, meetings new faces and challenges and need to adapt mean you have a story to tell from within. It is no body's else story. Who could tell it better you you?

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#9
I couldn't agree more with your comment Catalina \. Carefully crafted comments make people passionate and when we move passions we cause action.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#7
You are correct and being partly an art leaves great room for creativity in storytelling. Being partly a science helps in the writing of sound stories.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#6
and beBee has a great story to tell. I am sure the battery metaphor will assist greatly in telling the story. Who resisted the idea? Who went with the flow? Thank you Javier C\u00e1mara Rica

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#5
I am grateful to you Aurorasa Sima. Thank you

Mohammed Abdul Jawad

Mohammed Abdul Jawad

5 years ago #6

The act of telling a memorable story is both an art and a science. Art, in the sense, one has to be pensive in which way he’s going to present the real content with parables and insights. It is a science, in the sense, communication works well when techniques are applied in the presence of factual depictions, verities of life and Nature and genuine evidences that provokes human conscience.

Javier 🐝 CR

Javier 🐝 CR

5 years ago #5

yes Ali Anani, Telling stories is a great marketing tool !

Lisa Gallagher

Lisa Gallagher

5 years ago #4

#3
Lets hope it gets more traction now Ali Anani, I can see why this was so close to your heart!!

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#2
This buzz is very close to my heart even though, regrettably, the least viewed buzz of mine and by a high margin. Therefore, your comment means a lot for me Lisa Gallagher. Thank you

Lisa Gallagher

Lisa Gallagher

5 years ago #2

Your use of analogies to allow the reader to relate is phenomenal Ali Anani! Great post.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Thank you Javier CΓ‘mara Rica for your sharing

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