[BLOG]: What are ‘Social Stories?’

What are social stories?. Blog by Tony de Bree on www.tonydebree.com.

Storytelling has always been a very effective way to transmit knowledge and experience from one person to another. However, in 2019, online storytelling and especially social storytelling & social story videos take visual marketing to a whole new level. In this blog, I explain what ‘Social Stories’ are and why they are so popular and effective.

What are ‘Social Stories’?


“Social Stories’ are short stories in the form of blogs, audiofiles or different types of videos that are shared  on differen different social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, WhatsApp and LinkedIn for instance”.

Why are ‘social stories’ so popular and effective?

The reasons why ‘social stories’ are so popular and effective is that:

1) It is a great way to build and enhance your personal brand;

2) You can position yourself as a honest and authentic person.

3) It is great way to establish yourself as an expert in a specific knowledge domain.

4) You can transmit valuable knowledge and experience in a great way.

5) You can use social stories for personal storytelling.

6) You can use social storytelling in your marketing activities online and offline.

What’s next?

In my next blog on ‘Social Storytelling’, Social Story Marketing’ & ‘Social Story Videos’, I will explain why ‘Social Story Videos’ are so powerful on different social networks……if you do it right that is!

Tony de Bree

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Tony de Bree is a high-energy speaker, a born storyteller and a serial entrepreneur and a serial writer. He has been been working in education and multimedia since 1985 and in (corporate) venturing and entrepreneurial financing of high-tech and impact startups and scaleups inside and outside Banking, FinTech, RegTech & EdTech since 1997. He earmarked Amazon.com, Bol.com, PayPal, ASML & IKEA in 2001 while working at Corporate IT Strategy at ABN Amro. He is a successful online entrepreneur & online marketeer as his ‘plan b’ since 2001. He left the Bank at the end of 2011 and is now a high-energy, speaker, a serial entrepreneur and serial writer, a born storyteller and trusted advisor. helping executives, students, founders of startups, CEOs of scaleups & SMES to make money online and offline and ‘Start & Grow their business without growing their organization’. Connect with him on LinkedIn here or contact him here.


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