Episode 36: Authentic Storytelling with Janna Marlies Maron

Hi, Boss Babes! Today’s episode is all about telling authentic stories, from our guest’s to our businesses’ and our own. Speaking of, our guest this week is the bright, multitalented Janna Marlies Maron, author, editor, and publisher.

If authenticity and vulnerability are among your core values, then this conversation is a can’t-miss for you. We go all in on the how’s and why’s of authenticity in telling + sharing stories as an individual and as a business + brand. Janna also schools us on the keys to storytelling that connects on social media, whether through photos, videos, and/or the written word.

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HERE'S A SNEAK PEEK OF THE GOODNESS…

“Telling true stories is how we learn to be comfortable with who we are.”

— Janna Marlies Maron

“When we’re talking about creating stories for our audience as entrepreneurs, the #1 thing to think about is: 

‘What is the purpose? How am I trying to serve my audience with this story? Is it going to entertain them, inform them, teach them, or just generate a connection because I’m sharing a personal moment?’”

— Janna Marlies Maron

“Oftentimes, people have a hard time knowing where to start when they want to tell a story. In the middle of things is where you should start. You really want to get right into the action as soon as you can.”

— Janna Marlies Maron

“Telling stories online is all about being vulnerable and authentic. If you’re uncomfortable revealing parts of yourself, the best way to do that is to practice in low-stakes environments.”

— Janna Marlies Maron

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT IN THIS EPISODE…

  • The connective power of “me too” moments when sharing your story
  • What in medias res means -- and why it’s essential to creating engaging stories
  • How to tell more focused stories on social media
  • Why structure and boundaries, when used strategically, can actually increase creativity
  • Janna’s #1 piece of writing advice as an editor + publisher

LINKS

Sense8 on Netflix

Summer Fridays

Santa Cruz, CA

Damn Early Days

Chasing Sunrise

Nicole Bonsol

Nourishing Real Talk Episode 2: Comparison and Crippling Self-Doubt with Nicole Bonsol

Kin music with Nicole Bonsol

Pomodoro Technique

Pomello app

Trello

“OK Google Home. How Can You Make My Work and My Life Easier?” blog post via Digital Chaos Control

Google Home

Amazon Echo + Alexa

Google Home versus Amazon Echo review via CNET

Is Apple developing a Siri speaker to rival Amazon Echo? via The Verge

Alexa app on iTunes

Janna Marlies Maron

Under The Gum Tree

750 Words

Scrivener

Morning pages from The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity book by Julia Cameron

Light therapy for depression via The Mayo Clinic

CoSchedule

Bullet journaling

Janna Marlies Maron on Instagram

Under The Gum Tree on Instagram

Kelly Elizabeth Scott

Squarespace | ConvertKit | Slack | Asana | Trello

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