3E Story Blogathon: Week 1 Preview


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Why a Story Blogathon?
Recently I was asked to introduce myself at an event and I told, “ As a child I was fond of storytelling and as a student, I was passionate about branding. And one fine day, I realised that storytelling is the most powerful branding tool, be it people, products or companies.” OMG, even while introducing myself, I was telling a story. Stories were probably always in my blood.

Though right from the beginning of my personal branding journey, I was doing storytelling (unconsciously, without realizing its power), of late I have become a consciously passionate storyteller.

Stories can be told in a single line and anecdote or can take the shape of a novel or even a series. Stories stay in our mind or memory and also help us attract more customers . And as Maya Angelou rightly says, “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” But remember there may be many a twist in the stories and in the blogathon. The Blogathon is named '3E Story Blogathon' to represent my philosophy of Enlarge Excel Evolve or  "Enlarge as a human being, Excel as a social media being and Evolve as a personal brand."



Week 1 Preview May 1 -May 7

Here is a preview of who to expect in Week 1. So dear reader, visit their sites, read their other stories, connect and get ready to be lost in the storytelling world.


Rory Kelly Connor, USA

Rory Kelly Connor is simply a magician, when it comes to words, PR or even life coaching. Based in New York and Philadelphia, and serving clients worldwide, Rory Kelly Connor is a Global Coach and Global Strategic Advisor, Global Branding /PR Expert and a Provocateur. An accomplished writer, trainer, workshop leader, and change management expert, she is also currently a Featured Coach for the prestigious New York Women in Communications Inc. During her career, Rory has worked with an impressive array of clients around the world, including C-level executives, corporate leadership, thought leaders, entrepreneurs & creatives.
Learn more about Rory here.



Jennifer Sertl, USA
Jennifer Sertl is a World champion of organizational & individual agility, Beacon of hope. Purveyor of discipline. Global Citizen. Transleader. Coach. Facilitator. Co-Author- Strategy, Leadership & the Soul and Founder of Agility3R. Her firm is dedicated to IT leadership, where she runs IT leadership roundtables. Her works have found mention in both Forbes & Harvard Business Review. She is also a thought leader in corporate consciousness-the convergence of neuroscience & existential philosophy fostering inspiration and subsequently creating strategic advantage and enhancing value. She is an internationally respected author, keynote speaker Learn more about Jennifer here.



Michael Thallium, Spain
Michael Thallium is a Global and Greatness Coach based in Spain. Michael has spent many years of his life traveling around many countries and continents, sailing the seas and flying the skies all over the world. Since 2008 he is dedicated to his passions namely coaching, language & communication and music. He believes in the greatness of people and his vision is to help others find their greatness globally.  He has done different jobs including translator/interpreter, au pair, tourist entertainer, language consultant, PR manager, assistant cruise director,  singer & musician, shore excursions manager, international sales manager and hotel manager.  Learn more about Michael here.


Walter Akana, USA
No 1 Personal Branding Storyteller in the world, Walter Akana is a career and life strategist, who brings a unique blend of training and experience in coaching, personal branding, and online identity to guide mid-career clients who are hungry for change. Using proven discovery methods, as well as his own finely-tuned perceptions, he helps clients uncover their own “brand DNA,” and then convey who they are in a way that allows them to truly stand out. Passionate about learning, self-development, and self-direction, he brings a distinctive philosophy to running his life, and to working with clients: It’s your life, own it! Learn more about Walter here.


Santosh Goenka, India
Santosh’s journey in publications business began in 1981 with The Indian Express Group. While at the Indian Express, Santosh created one of the group’s most profitable properties, the Business Publications Division, which published scores of niche magazines catering to the IT, Hospitality, Pharma, and Textile industries during the early nineties. He is currently the Executive Director of India’s reputed business magazine 'Business India' & Founder of Better India Foundation (NGO).  He firmly believes, “The main transition is in your own mind, are you ready to think differently?” Learn more about Santosh here.


Paul Copcutt, Canada
Canada's No 1 Personal Branding Guru, Paul Copcutt (Personal Brand Architect and Chief Square Peg) has never quite fitted in to the normal template. Now a sought after personal brand speaker and media resource he has been featured by Forbes, Money, Reuters, the Wall Street Journal and Elle.  He works with executives, managers and teams for leading Fortune 500 corporations helping them to think entrepreneurially while acting corporately. Learn more about Paul here.



Ananda Sukarlan, Spain/Indonesia
Ananda Sukarlan listed in "2000 Outstanding Musicians of 20th century” and "International Who's Who in Music" compiled by International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, UK has done numerous recordings with world's most reputed composers. He regularly gives concerts and recitals in Europe, Asia as well as Central & South America and Africa. He has also given private performances for the elite and royals including Presidents Abdulrahman Wahid & Megawati Soekarnoputri of Indonesia, Queen Sofia of Spain and others. Learn more about Ananda here.





I being the organizer of the Blogathon, will not participate in it, but it is a matter of sheer coincidence that my story "3 Life lessons that led to social media successhas appeared on Mark Schaefer's blog today only. 


About the Author
Dr Amit Nagpal is a Personal Branding Consultant and Mega Success Coach. His favourite tools include storytelling, social media, online branding and inspirational quotes. He is based in New Delhi, India and specializes in personal branding with a holistic touch. His philosophy is, "Enlarge as a Human Being, Excel as a Social Media Being and Evolve as a Personal Brand"

His current clientele includes knowledgepreneurs including doctors, leadership coaches, life coaches and marketing professionals in India, Spain & South Africa. To know more about Dr Nagpal, visit www.dramitnagpal.com

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