Great Storytelling Network Newsletter – 19 July 2017

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Great StoryTelling Network Newsletter
Volume 13, Issue 10 – 19 July 2017
How To Tell A Great Story
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Columnists’ Books|
Aneeta Sundararaj|
Ladoo Dog|
Website Makeover|
My Cholesterol Journey in Malaysia|
Eric Okeke|
Corruption, Stop it!|

Rohi Shetty|
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Vaidya C.D. Siby | Knowledge of Life: Tales of an Ayurvedic Practitioner in Malaysia |
Dear [FIRSTNAME],

Today’s edition is a little different. I’m going to share with you some photos I took on a recent adventure in Cambodia. I will explain more about this adventure in a furture post. For now, please enjoy the photos I took under the tutelage of a very able photographer from Angkor Photography Tours (http://www.angkorphotographytours.com/)

Rohi shares his piece on Chatbots, which he is now committed to mastering and makes an offer under ‘Tell Everyone About…’

I hope you enjoy all we have to share.

Happy storytelling.
Aneeta Sundararaj

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STORY ASIA: Templed In

The World Heritage Centre at the UNESCO website describes Angkor in the following way:

‘Angkor is one of the most important archaeological sites in South-East Asia. Stretching over some 400 km2, including forested area, Angkor Archaeological Park contains the magnificent remains of the different capitals of the Khmer Empire, from the 9th to the 15th century. They include the famous Temple of Angkor Wat and, at Angkor Thom, the Bayon Temple with its countless sculptural decorations. UNESCO has set up a wide-ranging program to safeguard this symbolic site and its surroundings.’
http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/668

I am not a professional photographer. And I seriously doubt that I will ever become one. Still, I have always been interested in this art form for I admire the skills needed to take a great photo. So, with the guidance of an able photographer and guide from Angkor Photography Tours http://www.angkorphotographytours.com/, I learned how to properly use my camera.

In less than three days, I took close to 1,300 images and I wish I could show them all to you. With great difficulty, I chose the following to share here. Gallery 1 is what I call the ‘quality’ photos. While they may not be technically sound by professional standards, they are some of the better photos I took. Gallery 2 is what I call ‘story’ photos. These are the ones that aren’t so great, but they all have a story behind them. In my next post, I’ll share these stories. For now, enjoy the photos.

(Note: click on the image to view its actual size)

Gallery 1: Quality

Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat


Sunrise at Baray Lake

Sunrise at Baray Lake


Market in Siem Reap

Market in Siem Reap


Svay Romiet Pagoda

Svay Romiet Pagoda


Bayon

Bayon

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STILLNESS AND FLOW: Facebook Messenger Chatbots: Top Three Free Resources by Dr. Rohi Shetty

Like many of us, Mary Kathryn Johnson had never heard about Messenger chatbots until she attended a webinar by Andrew Warner. What she learned that day absolutely blew her away.

During his webinar, Andrew brought up Chatfuel at the same time as he had his phone on the screen and showed them in real time how they could create messages in Facebook Messenger. These messages were automated, personalized and interactive—like email on steroids.

Mary was the first to pay a refundable deposit of $400 to book a discovery call with him to join his Bot Academy course. The course was expensive—$2000 to be paid in advance!

Here’s the twist in the tale: In the two days before her call with Andrew, Mary created a demo chatbot and put it up on her Facebook page. She then tapped her network and presold two bots for $1000 each! So she joined Andrew’s course because it was completely paid for.

(Andrew actually asked for $2500 and Mary told him, “You know what, I haven’t paid 2500 bucks for any course in my life!” He said, “Okay, how about 2000?” And she said, “Okay. I can do that.”) In a recent interview, Mary said, “I realized I was onto something and decided that chatbots would be my business from now on.”

Unlike email, Facebook Messenger chatbots can provide a personalized and interactive user-driven experience. You can use chatbots to get leads, connect and build relationships with new clients, and increase sales and profits. Compared to email marketing, social media or ads, chatbots can instantly increase your conversion rates with open rates above 80% and click-through rates above 35%.

This is great news for freelance writers because building chatbots is just another form of content creation. We can use them not only to boost our own audience, sales, and profits but also offer to build them for other entrepreneurs as a paid service. Building chatbots is a fun, creative, and innovative process because they have to be personalized, interactive, and interesting. It’s challenging because subscribers can opt out with a single click.

If you’re starting from scratch and want to learn how to build, optimize, and promote Messenger chatbots, here are three top resources:…

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How are people going to know about your resources if you don’t tell them? Here’s your chance – Send info about your stuff and we’ll post it here for free. Please keep the number of words to no more than 125. Send an email to editor@howtotellagreatstory.com with ‘Tell Everyone About …’ in the subject line.


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