What is #9story9?

We all tell stories. When we were young we told stories to our parents so they would let us stay up late. When we were older, we would tell stories to our teachers so we wouldn’t get punished. In the work place, we tell stories to win business, get a promotion, or simply recount our events. It goes on and on. The topic of story telling has risen through the ranks and has become quite the center of attention in today’s world of content marketing.

I have read a few books on story telling and am pretty convinced that we all need to be better story tellers, but I have some questions:

  • How can we be better story tellers as writers, presenters, designers, artists etc.?
  • What are the similarities to leverage across the different context of story telling and what are the crucial differences?
  • What are the 3 simple things I can do to make a ton of difference right now?

Instead of asking for the answers, the true learning will be the process of discovery. With that, I present to you:


I am on a journey to learn and I invite anyone who is interested, to learn along with me, share some nuggets of wisdom and maybe even engage in a dialogue. For the #9story9 project, I will commit to:

  • Reading, digesting and summarizing 99 pieces of information (books, articles, videos etc.) in the next 6 months
  • Tweet quotes and interesting nuggets as I read them on #9story9 (Follow me!)
  • Put what I’ve learned into practice by producing 33 pieces of content within the same time
“It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.”
Ernest Hemingway

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