A Timeline Tells Your Story

The other day, a friend posted on Facebook that he finds their new feature Timeline confusing. Others commented that they too were not loving it. I was about to join the club but decided to take a step back and have a closer look.

Given that Timeline groups your activities and posts by day/month/year, it does more than that. Look at your Facebook page and see if you agree. The first that jumps out is my billboard — the large picture on top showcasing a recent highlight of my life. As I scroll down, I see large image after large image showing me what I’ve said and who replied, where I’ve been and who were with me, what friends have shared with me and why I felt it was important, who joined my tribe and when they came into my life. Image after image after image. The cliché is coming to me but I’m not going to write it :-)

It’s my life in pictures!…and yes words, but lots of big pictures. I’m a visual person so I am loving it. It’s a pictorial scrapbook with captions included. What’s fun is that I can go back in time, post a comment then reconnect with a friend and reminisce with them. (There’s someone I haven’t spoken to in years!)

Whether or not they meant to, Facebook’s Timeline organizes the dots of my life so I can connect them and tell my story. They make it visually engaging. My job is to reveal the meaning. Does your page help you tell your story? Like. Comment. Share.

As a reminder….

There’s still time to reserve your spot for our storytelling workshop and get the early bird rate. Register by Thursday, April 12.

Our workshop series kicks off on April 18 with Your Story Can Make You Extraordinary: A Writing Workshop hosted by the Rogers Park Business Alliance.

Imagine your organization has a spot for a tv commercial during the Super Bowl. What do you say to a captive audience of millions — in 30 seconds? This workshop challenges the conventional use of words. Stripping down your message into the bare essentials can be the key to revealing the most valuable aspects of your organization.

Space is limited to 12 participants. Register now for early bird rate. 

Click here for more information and to register.

See you April 18!

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