“Storytelling that starts with the persona allows us to tap into these deeper recesses, where the influence of attitudes and emotions is greater… loyalty and trust are found there”- Journal of Business Strategy

“There is value in a story that is, designed to drive the simulation and to elicit the [employee’s] best performance”- Society for Human Resource Management

“Maximizing success through onboarding by storytelling during orientations, [helps employees understand] the company's culture and values [and] its goals and history”- Society for Human Resource Management

“Brands can bring their CSR (corporate social responsibility) efforts to life through authentic storytelling [and] Millennials want to know what companies are doing to make the world a better place”- Center for Social Impact Communication at Georgetown University

“[onboarding] can also aid employees in identifying values congruence which is critical to career contentment and commitment which can significantly impact retention to both the field and the institution long-term” - Journal of Research, Assessment, and Practice in Higher Education

“83% of Millennials would be more loyal to a company that allows them to contribute to social and environmental issues”- Cone Communications

“The majority (79%) of Millennials want to work for a company that cares about how it contributes to society and 69% would refuse to work for a company that is not socially responsible”- Journal of Education For Business

“[the way employees are on-boarded] sets the tone for the culture of a place, the people, and the values of a new institution and can have a significant impact on employees’ sense of belonging”- Journal of Research, Assessment, and Practice in Higher Education

“A poor cultural fit is frequently cited as one of the main reasons [an employee] decides to leave an organization… defining the organization's culture through storytelling should start with branding of the organization and continue through the interview and onboarding process”- Physician Executive Communication Journal

“Employees have a deeper affiliation with the message through organizational storytelling due to aligning stories with their own experiences and understanding”- International Journal of Business and Social Science

“A focus on social responsibility is particularly important to attract, retain, and increase the commitment and engagement of Millennial employees and talented women”- Center for Creative Leadership

Millennials are more technologically advanced than any previous generation [and] survey data has shown a correlation between age and reading preferences [where] younger people listen to more audiobooks than older Americans”- State University of New York

“There are currently about 1000% more titles published since 2011”- Audio Publishers Association

“Audiobooks have had a big shift in popularity in 2018 where for the first time, “a full half of all Americans ages 12 and older have listened to an audiobook, up from 44% last year”- Forbes

“Storytelling is essential to successful branding, since your brand is the sum of all your corporate behaviors and communications that inform your customers’ experiences with your product or company”- The Journal of Business Strategy

“As technology evolves, people have more options available to them, which may explain why [reports] found younger adults to be more likely to opt for audiobooks and the multi-tasking they enable”- Forbes

“Over 71 thousand audiobook titles (were) published in 2020, a 39% growth between previous years”- Statista

“The audiobook market share shifted from 42% digital copy sales in 2009 to 87% digital copy sales in 2017”- Audio Publishers Association

“When it comes to digital storytelling for branding, there is, a more positive attitude towards the company when the employer branding message is using digital storytelling”- Management Dynamic in the Knowledge Economy Journal

“64% of Millennials consider a company’s social commitments when taking jobs and will not work for a company if they do not have strong corporate social responsibility (CSR) values”- Cone Communications

“19% [of Millennials] say they have paid in the last year for a subscription service for eBooks or audiobooks such as Kindle Unlimited or Audible”- American Press Institute

“Audiobook sales revenue has been on a steep rise since 2018, reaching 1.3 billion USD in 2020”- Statista

“Corporate storytelling is suggested to help demonstrate the importance of the corporate brand to internal and external stakeholders… as well as help a firm to bond with its employees”- Product & Brand Management

“The corporate world cannot ignore the demands and expectations of Millennials, who are devout in their desire to associate with companies aligned with their values”- Center for Social Impact Communication at Georgetown University

“Researchers have shown that storytelling strengthens the connections consumers have to brands, so that to a great extent what a brand means to a consumer is based . . . on the narratives he or she has constructed that incorporate the brand.”- Journal of Business Strategy

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Timeline Formula for Business Audio Theatre (BAT) Productions


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Timeline Formula for Business Audio Theatre (Bat) Productions

  • 1 minute of spoken words = 125-150 words
  • 1 story = 5-12 minutes
  • 1 hour = 6-8 stories (with sound effects)
  • 1 hour = 7,500 – 9,000 words
  • 3 hours = 18-24 stories
  • 5 hours = 30-40 stories

 

Timeline for Each Phase:

  • The INTERVIEW PROCESS: Phase 1: discussion of process; BAT Profile is created for client
  • DRAFT PROPOSAL: includes client’s input, edits, and revisions to submit FINAL PROPOSAL
  • FINAL PROPOSAL: Phase 2: depends on client’s response time
  • PRE-PRODUCTION: Phase 3:
    • Development of story (gathering of info): 5-7 weeks
      • Includes 2-3 three-hour mtgs/week with client
    • Adaptation to script: 6-10 weeks
      • Includes review and approval by client
    • Casting & rehearsals: 2-3 weeks
  • RECORDING: Phase 4: 2-3 weeks
  • POST-PRODUCTION: Phase 5: 3-4 weeks
  • DELIVERABLES: Phase 6: 1 week

 

Total Time to Produce Your Bat Audiobook Once Proposal is Signed: 19-29 Weeks