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How Can Curation Tell Your Story? 6 Steps to Finding Your Voice

How Can Curation Tell Your Story? 6 Steps to Finding Your Voice | Curation, Social Business and Beyond |
janlgordon's insight:

This great article was written by Karen Dietz for Curatti.

Jan Gordon:


I always get so much out of reading Karen's curation and reviews here on Scoopit and this is no exception. No matter how long I've been reviewing or curating content, I am always reminded of something I should do to make my work better for my brand and for my audience.

Here's what caught my attention:

"When you’re curating content you are telling a story–your story–through the material you curate, the reviews you write, and the voice you bring to your topic".


When think of your curation as an ongoing story, you too can realize similar benefits.

So how can your curation reflect and tell your story?

Here is one of her six great tips:

What kind of a voice do you want to bring to the table? How do you want to be perceived? What is important to emphasize? 

Finding your voice is critical when curating content.    

Have a point of view. People want you to have a point of view.

* Your point of view will help others think critically about the content to offer them.

* Your voice and the tone you bring to your curation also reflect your personality. Your readers want you to be real, authentic, and fallible.

*They want to know who you are.

Selected by Jan Gordon for Curatti covering "Curation, Social Business and Beyond"

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janlgordon's comment, December 8, 2013 3:18 PM
Intriguing Networks, Great to meet you here! You are so right, whether an individual or a business curates, it's the story that is woven throughout your topic or niche that gives readers a chance to connect with you at different entry points along the way. I agree with you, Scoopit is a very vibrant and generous community. Look forward to sharing more with you in the future!
janlgordon's comment, December 8, 2013 3:21 PM
Vicki Hansen, Thank you for your comment! Happy you found it valuable. Keep coming back, we will be covering curation in an ongoing series on Curatti.
janlgordon's comment, December 9, 2013 12:19 AM
Karen Dietz - I had a great weekend, hope you did too! Loved your article, it definitely got traffic and comments, so happy to have you on the team. Looking forward to your next article. Have a wonderful new week!
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Here's How to Use Content Curation as a Powerful Brand Builder

Here's How to Use Content Curation as a Powerful Brand Builder | Curation, Social Business and Beyond |
Part of a good content marketing strategy, content curation is the art of finding, selecting, and sharing the best, most relevant content related to a particular theme or topic.
janlgordon's insight:

This article is from Socialmediatoday along with great infographics with curated information that is packed with ideas and strategies to help you create an impact.

Here are some gems that caught my attention:

Curate, organize and gather information around a theme.  - know your audience, find highly useful insights, tips, strategies to help them solve a problem - share it where your audience is

Repackage or repurpose your original or curated content - tie it to a trend or hot topic, industry news, world news - give additional information, resources or insights

Mashup - Juxtapositions - merge existing content to create a new point of view

Elevation - Identify a larger trend/insight from smaller regular musings

Chronology - Organize historical information by time to show how understanding has evolved

Selected by Jan Gordon for Curatti covering, Curation, Social Business and Beyond

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Infographic credits: There many credits for the infographics and they can be found near or within each of them.

FredGodefroy's curator insight, September 12, 2013 3:16 AM

Une autre infographie intéressante...

Francesca Piazza's curator insight, September 29, 2013 2:12 PM

I mainly appreciate this culinary metaphor. brilliant infographic.

Lydia Gracia's curator insight, February 26, 8:45 AM

Magnifique infographie sur le pourquoi du comment de la Curation de Contenus dans une stratégie de Branding.

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Why Content Curation Is Disruptive and A Very Powerful Tool Done Right

Why Content Curation Is Disruptive and A Very Powerful Tool Done Right | Curation, Social Business and Beyond |
janlgordon's insight:

This thought-provoking piece was written by Marty Smith who is one of our top scoopers here who knows what he's talking about when it comes to curation and why it is disruptive in this marketplace.

Marty gives you some great tips on how to use Scoopit to evaluate what works and what doesn't with your audience and more....

Marty Smith:

"When everyone is doing something as complicated as content marketing quality goes down. My ratios used to be about 50% curation to 50% creation. we can afford to lower creation now for two reasons:

  • An archive of almost a million words published across 4 blogs.
  • With so many people creating so much POOR content, creating LESS and making it BETTER is disruptive.
  • This “less and better” is  Curatti’s Editors of Chaos mission.

Snippet Curation with a powerful tool like moves your Internet marketing away from the pack. The pack is creating content faster and faster without a full understanding of what works

Most content marketers add NOISE in the hope screaming louder will make content stand out. It never does.

Selected by Jan Gordon for Curatti covering, Curation, Social Business and Beyond

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BSN's curator insight, November 13, 2013 1:00 PM

Content Marketing Tips

Stephen Dale's curator insight, November 14, 2013 12:59 PM

I've said this before, and will repeat...Contet Curation is not just for the Marketeers. I think it is as yet a vastly untapped skill/resource/process for Enterprise information professionals (IM/KM) in delivering themed, value--added and decision-ready content for their internal customers. #kmers #curation

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Why You Need To Curate Content and How To Be A Master At It

Why You Need To Curate Content and How To Be A Master At It | Curation, Social Business and Beyond |

This is a great piece by Heidi Cohen on why your marketing needs content curation and 12 attributes of a successful curation strategy.  This is one of the best articles I've seen on this topic in a very long time.

As I said, I've seen many pieces on curation but if you're like me, everytime I read about this, I always find something new or am reminded of ways I can polish what I'm doing.

Here are some of the highlights.........


Why Your Marketing Needs Content Curation

At its core, content curation is like a great editor or blogger who brings his unique taste and understanding of his target audience to his selection of the best content for his readers.

**He provides context for the content so that it's more than a collection of information

3 Reasons your content marketing strategy needs content curation:

1. Offering your audience a combination of original and third party content provides a branded context for your work

2. Curating other people's content positions you and/or your organization as a tastemaker in your field

3. Creating sufficient content is a marketing and business challenge

12 Attributes of a successful content curation strategy:

Here are a few things that caught my attention:

 *Has defined measurable goals

As part of your content marketing strategy and by extension

your marketing plan, content curation needs objectives that

are associated with your business.

**Targets a specific audience

. *Content curation like other forms of content marketing requires

understanding your readers' marketing persona

** Involves a community

*As with any social media or content marketing, your

audience should be at the heart of your content efforts.

**Clay Shirky says it best:

"Curation comes up when people

realize that it isn't just about information seeking, it's also

about synchronizing a community"

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Joe Winpisinger's comment, January 26, 2013 11:31 PM
I see that you are making some of these into almost like blog posts too. Jan Gordon does the same thing. I think I am going to try it out...
Christian Forthomme's curator insight, June 20, 2013 12:32 AM

Very good summary of what's needed in content curation.