Story Telling: Signal in a Web of Noise

WordCamp 2013 Recap Day 1 (Sat.)

I can sum up my key takeaway from WordCamp Miami’s Saturday sessions in a single word – stories. Several talks throughout the designer and user tracks really boiled down to the importance of stories to engage users and drive business. Stories that cut through the noise of the web, provide real value and connect with people. Two talks in particular truly embodied this idea.

The Importance of Storytelling in Web Design

In this talk Denise Jacobs spoke of power and necessity of storytelling. Here are some of the key points from that talk.

“The universe is made of stories, not atoms.” Muriel Rukeyser, Speed of Darkness

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WordCamp Miami 2013: WordPress Beginners Workshop

Nothing will prepare you for success better then a solid foundation of the fundamentals of a given skill. Whether you want to play football, start your own business, or code WordPress websites, the fundamentals are the building blocks of success. This workshop offered many great building blocks to get beginners off on the right foot and even offered experienced developers a few reminders why it’s good to go back to the beginning every now and again.

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