Seven Minutes in Heaven with Lisa Fazio

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We talked with Cognitive Scientist Lisa Fazio about her experience at frank 2017 and what it was like winning the $10k frank prize.

We Trained 80 Scientists to Tell Stories. Here’s What Happened.

The frank academy team spent one week in June helping 80 program officers and scientists at the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) find their stories.

The Power of Fact in a ‘Post-Truth’ World

Is there room for truth in a post-truth world? Yes, if we use the best of what we know from science and strategic communication to frame it the right way.

Is Awareness Ever Enough?

A Conversation Between frank Director Ann Christiano and Spitfire President Kristen Grimm on the role of awareness in driving social change.

How the Black Lives Matter Movement is Using Stories and Science to Drive Change

We sat down with frank 2017 speaker Shanelle Matthews, director of communications for Black Lives Matters Global Network, and talked about the crucial role of strategic communications in the Black Lives Matter movement.

Why Each Side of the Partisan Divide Thinks the Other is Living in an Alternate Reality

If someone sees or hears something they don’t want to believe…they probably won’t believe it.

Meet the frank 2017 Prize for Research in Public Interest Communications Finalists

The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications will award two $1,500 prizes and one $10,000 prize to published academic research that informs the growing discipline of Public Interest Communications. Next month, three finalists will present their work at frank, a gathering of communications professionals, academics, researchers, artists, philanthropists, business leaders and advocates who use strategic communication […]

If You’re Going to Change the World, You Better Bring Your Stories: An Interview with Andy Goodman

This Wednesday, storytelling coach and guru Andy Goodman will be live on Twitter to answer questions for the frank community. We talked with Andy about his career journey, the craft of storytelling and how organizations can use stories to communicate who they are better. We hope you enjoy this conversation as much as we did.    […]

Storytelling Exercise: Write Your Story in One Sentence

By Brandon Telg and Jaron Jones One of the biggest hurdles to overcome when writing one’s story is knowing where to start. For this reason, it is helpful to start with parameters. So we challenge you to write your story within this parameter: one sentence. What is your story in one sentence? Take some time […]

A Storytelling Takeover

By Brandon Telg and Jaron Jones Over the next week, Self Narrate, a Gainesville-based nonprofit run by two franksters, will be taking over frank’s social media presence. To kick off the week, we wanted to introduce ourselves and what we do to the frank community. Self Narrate is a nonprofit organization dedicated to personal story […]