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Publisher's Summary

Make Your Idea Matter is a call to action for entrepreneurs, emerging brands, and anyone with a great idea, who knows that to stand out in today's noisy world they need to tell a better story. It is full of bite-sized business and brand storytelling ideas originally sparked on Bernadette Jiwa's award-winning business blog TheStoryofTelling.com.

Use this audiobook as both inspiration and guide to help you tell the best stories you can tell about your business, your ideas, and the work that matters to you. Reawaken a thought or an idea you've already had. Spark new ones. Discover different ways of thinking about your business, what you do and how you tell your story. Then go make your idea matter.

©2012 Bernadette Jiwa (P)2012 Gildan Media LLC

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"A little audiobook with a very big message. Your idea is worth a great story, well told." (Seth Godin, author of All Marketers Tell Stories)

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  • Anthony
  • OAK RIDGE, TN, United States
  • 01-08-13

A MUST LISTEN Book To Improve Your Marketing!

This is a Absolute Gem of a book on marketing. Bernadette challenges all of us who own businesses to question and improve the way we market. What she says makes sense, and is a roadmap for how we should be working with our clients. Over and over she provides examples of the importance of stories for our marketing.

This is an Audible book that will stay on my iPad for a long time - I will listen to it over and over and get new gems out of it each time I do.

Thanks for creating this Audible book!

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Amazing and insightful!

A book filled with learnings and great keys for building your idea ! Thank you for this knowledge

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Robotic, but helpful!

The usefulness of the material makes up for the "clear eyes" Ben Stein reading performance. :)

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Great content.. But not well told

Great ideas, but i didnt like the way they are told. I felt like in a class at university

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Wisdom in every sentence

If you could sum up Make Your Idea Matter in three words, what would they be?

Buy it Now

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Bernadette gives off a great vibe verbally which makes it great to listen to while on the treadmill.

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You won't be disappointed unless you are sleeping. I have truly enjoyed this book and have bought all Bernadette's Audible works. As CEO of a major startup, I highly recommend Make Your Idea Matter: Stand Out with a Better Story.

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God bless you

This is such a great book that that's all I can say about it. God bless you

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Great book



I have learned a lot, and I look forward to applying it. Thank you very much

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Highly recommend

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Listened to this several times and will listen again

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Thanks for a great book - recommend you get this one

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had to get this on audible too with new voice deal

I bought this right after finishing the sample via kindle. I got the book and read straight through. It is probably 3/4 highliighted. I want to and hope that the new color highlighter now works because as I listen I want to be reading and catoragorize the highlights by subjection of importance perhaps emotion. I have to listens and read again perhaps. It is so simple that it is complex. After I listen then I will come update my review and rate the performance.

This maybe one of the most timly books for our times and an immediate classic. I do not praise books with this enthusiasm. I do give books high ratings I love books and critize only when they are unbearable. Because we all haven a sorghum to tell snout anything. This is your guide on how to name it authentic. This book in my view speaks directlhto my career as a. artist muse, teacher, CEO, business model developer, empath, writer, award winner of artististic and creative type awards, published poet competition winner laurette status.,life lover, writter and soon to be book author.
Forthcoming Book called Transformative Alchemy. It is a book about my Concept Muse art achievement system. The working sub-titke is The Cycle of Creativity.

If you write if you teach if you are an empath if you are bloghing about anything be it your life or art, history or health it matters not. This book is relative to anyone that has story to be told. Even.a bio on the net ANYWHERE. It will help you to improve that. This books teaches you how to tell a story and you know these things already most likely but not but have not thought them through as the author has. To receive the information herein my advice is relax and obsorb! This book makes you think of things you haven"t or gives you a new way to look at them. Or haven't ever put it to such great thought. It is written well with no extra words. Its a fast good read and very motivating. I will rre-read this again.and again and I will listen often i assume as well.

I am a person who did not read untiil adulthood. I am an advid reader now for 25 yrs about. I could not put this book down. I dare to call it profound yet simply stated. I reccommed this highly.

A disclaimer I do not know this author. I do not have any connections to anyone in relation to this book to the best of my knowledge.

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  • DEREK
  • 02-27-17

Useful Brand Advice

A short easy listen that is full of useful brand identity tips and advice that is sure to inspire.

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  • peanut
  • 02-16-17

Every startup should read this

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This book is solid condensed wisdom. Unlike many other books, Bernadette doesn't spend 6 hours waffling about some scientific essay to prove why it works, she just tells you what and why to do, then backs it up with case studies. I had no marketing knowledge prior to this book, and I ended feeling like I had a marketing degree. Sadly, most businesses don't apply any of the ideas in this book (great news for those who do!). Bernadette is also a joy to listen to.

This book gave me so many brilliant ideas. Thank you!

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  • Miriam Oladejo
  • 07-25-15

Great examples, but little facts

I picked this book as a starting point I my research for my dissertation. Well it is very inspiring and a good, enjoyable read, with nice anecdotes, but not quite scientific enough for what I wanted.

Still I recommend it to anyone who's curious about marketing, it's a very simplified cut-down version of reality. Narration is a bit dry, but she has a sweet voice, which makes it easy to listen for hours.

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  • Irene
  • 11-12-17

Storytelling matters

What a great, short but punchy book. I listened to it twice in 2 days as the gold within these pages are worth the second listen.

Winning with business is about connection and service and Bernadette has a clear plan outlined on how to do this.

She is a generous soul.