Starting my career as a crime reporter in South Africa was exhilarating and sometimes downright scary. I loved every moment. But the moments that truly lit a fire within me, were the ones where I extracted stories from unlikely places, and told them to whoever was willing to listen.
These included stories behind why a convicted killer did what he did, how a politician got away with theft and why a single dad decided to adopt 17 kids.
I lived for these stories - and so did my readers.
Moving onwards in my career, I started identifying the power that was right under my nose in everything I touched: Stories. As simple as that.
I became a magazine editor, where I continued my storytelling bonanza. There was no stopping me. Philanthropists. Extreme athletes. Musicians. Artists. Criminals-turned-inspirational speakers. Regular folks doing extraordinary things - and extraordinary folks doing everyday things.
I thought to myself, surely the level of engagement and interest I’m seeing in my stories can be replicated for business owners. The real interest lies with real stories.
When I started to work with businesses, I quickly found: People don’t buy stuff. They buy FEELINGS.
Master's of Communication & Journalism (2013, University of the Free State, RSA)
Honour's in Media & Communication (2011, University of the Free State, RSA)
Bachelor's in Media & Journalism (2010, University of the Free State, RSA)
Sure, any small business owner or entrepreneur can write something about themselves and stick it on a drag-and-drop website. And even though brand development, design & copywriting is not their thing, they can make it look quite... nice.
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Lani expertly facilitates a discussion about brand storytelling and inspires small business owners with practical advice to use their stories to grow their business.
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