Want your data to go viral? Make it visual.

Duarte Blog

How do you turn an academic report into a viral video? Strategy Video Brian Dennehy Long Island Index Rauch Foundation RSA statistics viral video visualizeThe Rauch Foundation challenged Duarte to solve this puzzle as they re-launched the Long Island Index in January.

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‘Binders Full Of Women’: Mitt Romney’s Comment Goes Viral (VIDEO) Huffpo

TJ Walker Interactive

Uncategorized 'binders comment full goes mitt of Politics romney's Video viral women

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Your Op-Ed Goes Viral With Contrarian Angle

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Since it went out there in cyberspace, it has been viral. Recently, the major news story in the distressed legal sector was this: BigLaw was awarding associates record bonuses, at least the largest since the industry crashed in 2007. All media picked it up.

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United Breaks Guitars - a viral video lesson on YouTube

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Thanks to Patrick Schwerdtfeger’s Saturday seminar on Social Media, I was alerted to a startling viral video on YouTube. United Breaks Guitars was written and performed by Canadian C&W singer Dave Carroll in response to an unfortunate mishap at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport. The story goes like this: How the Guitar was broken In the spring of 2008, [.].

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United Breaks Guitars - a viral video lesson on YouTube

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Thanks to Patrick Schwerdtfeger’s Saturday seminar on Social Media, I was alerted to a startling viral video on YouTube. United Breaks Guitars was written and performed by Canadian C&W singer Dave Carroll in response to an unfortunate mishap at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport. The story goes like this: How the Guitar was broken In the spring of 2008, [.].

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United Breaks Guitars - a viral video lesson on YouTube

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Thanks to Patrick Schwerdtfeger’s Saturday seminar on Social Media, I was alerted to a startling viral video on YouTube. United Breaks Guitars was written and performed by Canadian C&W singer Dave Carroll in response to an unfortunate mishap at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport. The story goes like this: How the Guitar was broken In the spring of 2008, [.].

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The Blog Post Went Viral: A case study

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

First of all, let me tell you what likely no SEO expert will:  There are no formulas for why one blog post will go viral and along the way pick up links from brandname media and one will wither with about six page views.    Minimalism goes a long way to viral.

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Sen Mitch McConnell becomes a Viral Video Star | Communication Skills

TJ Walker Interactive

Uncategorized communication skills

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"Quan Jue" - Posts which go viral, keep on giving (3 SEO tips)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  On my legal blog, this post has gone viral and it contines to keep giving in terms of traffic. Notice the headline: It contains the phrase "Quan Jue," which in North Korea means "execution by dogs." "  Also, that phrase is tied to a current event.

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Social Media: A Cautionary Tale

Matt Eventoff

More importantly, even without search, what you post can leave your immediate universe of friends and followers, and in some cases, even go viral. Breaking news… Social media is in fact… Social! Social Media outlets are not diaries, confidants or private/confidential conversations.

THE DAILY CALLER - When its content goes viral

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  On the web influence comes only one way:  When a piece goes viral.  For a conservative web publication, THE DAILY CALLER  is amazing in its graphics, tone, and content.    Tucker Carlson has become a digital migrant.    But that's not enough to make it a force of influence.    That makes it quoted, deconstructed, and championed or opposed. 

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Public Speaking Delivery Drama – Two Lessons

Matt Eventoff

This video has gone viral, appeared, and continues to appear, everywhere in the world of politics – blogs, articles, columns, talk shows, and might be the most talked about political speech in the past two years.

5 Patterns of Popular TED Talks

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Ever wondered why some TED talk recordings on YouTube gather a respectable few hundred thousand views while other go viral and attract many millions?

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Stan Grant’s Speech on Racism in Australia

Manner of Speaking

The video of that speech has been released and it has gone viral. Stan Grant, an indigenous Australian journalist, gave a speech in October 2015 at a debate on racism in Australia. Several people are touting it as the Australian … Continue reading → Analysis of a Speech Australia Commoratio Epistrophe public speaking racism Stan Grant

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The Power of Words

Pivotal Public Speaking

Did you see this when it went viral on Facebook? It really is a powerful reminder that every word we use has an impact – in our sales presentations, our speeches, whatever their desired outcomes and our marketing – not to mention any communication that we use.

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74 Lashes in Iran - That sounds about right for brutally killing dog

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

On video tape which went viral on social media, he was caught throwing his dog against a car. A man in the Ardebil section of Iran has been sentenced to 74 lashes. Then he beat it to death with a shovel. In addition, he has to take training in caring for animals.

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250,000 Visits

Manner of Speaking

I didn’t expect to reach it so soon; however, the previous post with the quote by Homer Simpson seems to have gone mildly viral, gathering 15,000 views in three days. (Go Sometime last night, Manner of Speaking passed the quarter-of-a-million mark for site visits. Go figure, my most popular post comes courtesy of Homer Simpson. D’oh!). My sincere thanks to all of you who have visited this blog. It has been a pleasure writing it.

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"Kick-Ass"- Not all buzzwords are created equal

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The help-wanted ads for a social media manager indicates the employers require a kick-ass marketer who will post content which goes viral, controls the global conversation, and becomes a meme. "Fire in the belly."

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5 books that capture commencement speeches by women

The Eloquent Woman

Rowling in a now-viral Harvard commencement address. Wear Sunscreen: A Primer for Real Life was a Chicago Tribune column by Mary Schmich that went viral--and was falsely attributed to author Kurt Vonnegut, a frequent commencement speaker.

Yes, But It Was Only a Quiet Two Million

More than PowerPoint...

But it’s not a viral video. Back in 2007, I quickly tossed up a YouTube instructional video. It took me about a half hour to make the 4:46 minute video. Today, the video will reach its 2 millionth view. It’s not hip or trendy.

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250,000 Visits

Manner of Speaking

I didn’t expect to reach it so soon; however, the previous post with the quote by Homer Simpson seems to have gone mildly viral on StumbleUpon, gathering 15,000 views in three days. (Go Sometime last night, Manner of Speaking passed the quarter-of-a-million mark for site visits. Go figure, my most popular post comes courtesy of Homer Simpson. D’oh!). My sincere thanks to all of you who have visited this blog. It has been a pleasure writing it.

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Miss America Show Spells "Jane Austen" Wrong - So?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

My hunch is the coverage of that - which you can read here - will not exactly go viral. This is the era of all kinds of abbreviations in texting and infinite word play for social media.  I just blogged about Bill Clinton's being The Great Speechifer.

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"Sh*t Nobody Says": Morphing Meme on YouTube

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Meanwhile, marketing communications players are likely analyzing what it takes for material to go viral.  That's because most clients have great expectations of their video going, for lack of a better word, viral.

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Not Our First Rodeo - The Collapse of an Administration

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Feigning suspense about if the House of Trump will collapse creates clickbait, generates likes/retweets/comments, and makes for viral content on YouTube.  Long analytical articles, tweets, and video interviews.    All that will continue until it's all over in real life.

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Public Relations - Not About Clickbait

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Sometimes a blog post read by a few thought leaders with power to make things happen will accomplish more for the client than a tweet which goes viral.  In general, clients of public relations agencies want constituencies to take action. The game is influence, not sales. 

Winning the Story Wars – Jonah Sachs is Leading the Charge

Duarte Blog

His company has created viral videos like the Meatrix and The Story of Stuff , and the success of videos like these strengthened his belief in the importance of story. We were thrilled to welcome author Jonah Sachs for a visit to the shop.

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The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

The Eloquent Woman

Here's what I shared in the week just past: Don't fall for silencers: A fierce look at all the ways we continue to get women to second-guess their speech , firing back at the most recent, a viral article suggesting women stop saying "just" so much.

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Social media presenting sales

The Presenter's Blog

It teaches us to give a story legs, with reasons for the audience to send the story viral. The fields of social media, sales, and public speaking, can all benefit when they work together.

Patricia Leary Controversy - No Sweet Spot in Strange Times

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Insider Higher Ed, reports Kathryn Rubino at Abovethelaw, outed the writer of the anonymous viral memo on Black Lives Matter as Whittier law professor, Patricia Leary. Rubino provides copies of the anonymous student memo which prompted Leary to issue her own anonymous one which went viral.

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Michele Threefoot Has Sophisticated Taste - 8-Yr-Old Selects Ruth Bader Gingsburg as Superhero

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The story went viral. For 8-year-old, Michele Threefoot, a superhero wasn't Taylor Swift or Donald Trump. It was the U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. That's who Threefoot dressed up as for Superhero Day. She had read about RBG in a book.

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Manhattan AG Cyrus Vance - His Brand in Play

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Not long after that article went viral, Boies restructured his iconic law firm Boies Schiller. Big names in Hollywood are turning up the heat on how law enforcement dealt with allegations about Harvey Weinstein's sexual behavior in the past.

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How to handle an ambush? With respect

The Presenter's Blog

Unfortunately, just as for Paul Ryan back in March , the trick went wrong, thanks to the wonders of the internet and viral videos. In fairness to Representative King, he was trapped.

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Donald J. Tobias - When Lawyers Think Like Lawyers

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

A SNL kind of video on YouTube could go viral. Donald J. Tobias received a negative online review by someone who took the moniker "Mia Arce." Since " Since he is a lawyer, he frames a fix in terms of legal action.

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Consumer Beware - First Theranos, Now Lily

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The video did go viral. Lily joins the conga line of dazzling startups which flame out. In 2015, some remember, it released a promotional video. That captured the performance of what was supposed to be one of its own drones.

Directing the message - Tiger finally speaks

Dahle Communication

We've seen how certain videos can go viral within hours on youtube , something can take over the trending topics on twitter within minutes and sites like stumbleupon , Digg , Technorati and others spread news at such a fast rate that everyone finds out about it within hours.

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Era of Short Form: Even THE NEW YORK TIMES gets with it

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  The well-done tweet, which goes viral and prompts action, is what more of us aim to produce.  Short form is the genre of our era.    Forget publishing a book. So, it's no surprise that the usually wordy THE NEW YORK TIMES has issued an edict which restricts reader comments to 2000 characters, down from 5000. Current Affairs Web/Tech Writing

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LinkedIn News - Hot Hangout for Networking, Having Profiles Viewed

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Yes, Tweets can go viral. Is Twitter yesterday? Maybe. At least for professional networking and having employers and prospective clients learn more about us. The hot hangout seems to be LinkedIn News.

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Luke Gatti, Aka Mac & Cheese Bro, No Longer At UConn - In Praise Of Civility

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" A video, which went viral, caught him in the act of berating a cafeteria worker at UConn who didn't serve up Mac & Cheese. Because of federal privacy laws, the University of Connecticut will not disclose the details about why student Luke Gatti was spotted leaving campus.

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How to Effectively use the 20/60/20 Rule for Your Audience

SlideModel

In the digital age of people looking to hate and malign others to go viral on social media, the worst thing you can do is to impose your views and give social media enthusiasts the gasoline to burn your reputation.

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The Fired Tell Their Story

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  CORPORATE COUNSEL linked to it and it has gone viral. Finally we who get canned have found a way to heal - and fast.    We tell our story.    That primitive ritual of recounting a trauma for the tribe is proving to be the way of recovery.    It also can bring in help for moving us toward what's next. Here is my post on that ordeal.    It has been resonating. 

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How to communicate social issues through art and parody

The Speaker Point

This is why art has such viral potential, and such a potential to communicate issues effectively.

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Repurposing - That Isn't Working Out So Hot

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Fresh thinking goes viral. The smart crowd in digital hammered that we ordinary players should be repurposing everything. If The New York Times mentioned us or we published an opinion-editorials on Abovethelaw.com, then we should leverage the heck out of those.

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From Cafeteria Speeches to Million Dollar Business with Scott Stratten

Speaker Launcher

Scott also spent close to a decade running one of the most successful viral video agencies in the world before solely focusing on speaking at events for companies like PepsiCo, Adobe, IBM, and Microsoft when they need help navigating their way through the landscape of business disruption. The path to a successful speaking business isn’t always the same for everyone. Let’s use Scott Stratten as an example.

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