Make Your Value Proposition Matter Using Persuasive Storytelling

Stories have a  way of capturing our minds and transporting us in another dimension all together.

However, there are good stories and bad stories. In our lives we come across both. The bad stories fade away with time. The good stories leave a mark on us; they leave us lingering onto the thoughts and feelings of the character. In a simpler language…. they stick.

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You need to create a story which speaks to the audience. A good story is in a universal language. The language of Love; understood by all. They get intertwined into the lives of the characters. Only to find themselves somewhere inside the story. Being a part of it. Experiencing it and for a while living in it.

The Power of Storytelling

  • Stories give meaning to life.
  • Stories create value.
  • Telling great stories makes you stand out.
  • Stories are shared experiences.
  • People care about the culture and your cause more than you think.

Stories are a very essential part of marketing. Good storytelling can lead to better results. A research was made on eBay. Products of not much value were put up for sale but were sold at a very low price. The same type of products were again put up online only this time accompanied with a story. There was a stark difference between both the selling price before and after the stories were linked to the product. THIS IS THE POWER OF STORYTELLING. (Read More)

The Core Principles of Storytelling

  1. Give your story a sound structure. A valid structure is really important. When you give a structure to your story it helps the audience navigate through easily and understand the objective of the story.
  2. Know who you’re speaking to. Addressing the audience directly is a great way to keep them interested in you. People like being important.

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  • Persuasive storytelling is all about making people care about your cause through LOVE.
  • Answering to their rational mind through LOGIC.
  • And the missing element here is explaining them something. Giving them a LEARNING.

This is our philosophy of LOVE LOGIC LEARNING at BRAINPAN STUDIO.


An article by Prachi Singh Tomar. First published on Quora in reply to the question: How do you create Persuasive Storytelling in your video marketing to make your Value Proposition Matter?


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7 Reasons Why Stories are Important

Many years ago when I was still a duckling and the day was my birthday. With a Britannia Marie Gold biscuit in my hand, I stood on the window still, staring outside on a hot afternoon of May. An old umbrella man, carrying dusty old umbrellas, stood bent over the dustbin. Fighting the pariah dogs, he found something. A bunch of chapattis, he pulled out. He carefully tucked the food in his bindle and walked away.

Years later and even today, when I recall the incident, images flash by. It is not the story of the umbrella man or the pariah dogs or the bunch of chapattis. It is the story of the stories I never saw. My mind wondered. Was he not hungry? Who did he save the chapattis for? Who is waiting for him? Does he have a son like me? Would he like a biscuit?

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I created a multitude of stories in my head. The world of the umbrella man became a reality. A lonely afternoon in an old house gave rise to monuments of stories.

Stories create memories

We recall life not as linear transactions. We remember life as a testimony to our lived realities. It is our ability to weave my experiences into stories that creates memories. These memories in form of stories connect us to our journey.

Stories bridge realities

There are various realities that we shift through in our lives. People live through their own unique realities. Our subjective observation gives us our own unique perspective towards things. It is stories that help us understand the varying realities.

Stories defies definition

We are obsessed with categories, berths and boxes. We are hardwired to seek for meaning via definitions. But often in our lives we are faced with experiences that are damn difficult to define. Here stories come into play. They defy strict boundaries and help us connect.

Stories change perspective

There are many sides to a picture. There are many observations to reality. There are numerous subjective interpretations of a ‘fact’. Stories help us understand that there are many doorways to neverland. Stories enable us to appreciate the different shifts in perspectives.

Stories transform people

The world depends upon the relationships that we nurture with our interactions. All our relationships should be transformational rather than transactional. Stories are the perfect vehicle to trigger transformation in the world around. Stories build people.

Stories germinate ideas

Stories are capsules that connect and convey the core understanding of life. They germinate ideas. Often ideas die because there are not supported by stories. They become dry, placid and wither away. Stories make ideas live perpetual lives.

Stories create stories

Stories are incubator of its own kind. Stories give rise to many more stories. It provokes and encourages lateral transgressions. It is often the images that stories trigger that help us create parallel stories. No story is an island.

Watch the following whiteboard animation that tells the story of Baba Toon’s adventure in Funky Town.

Stories are unique as well as universal. Do you have a story that you wish to say? Feel free to share it with us. Your insight into storytelling will guide us further. Comments are appreciated.

-Yours Truly,
Baba Toon

At Brainpan Studio we simplify complexity by using love, logic and learning to tell innovative stories for brands.
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