by Francis Fitzgibbon | 10:10 am

If you want to be successful, stop whining and start working

I meet people all the time who want to be successful. I meet people all the time who want to be rich and famous – most of whom cannot define either wealth or fame. What I don’t meet a lot of is people who are willing to work their ass off to make that success happen…

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by Francis Fitzgibbon | 3:23 pm

Media should listen to the world around them

Your audience are bombarded with online noise and advertising all day – you should be asking what can you bring them that answers their questions, helps them understand the world and brings them information they actually want, not just what you think you should be broadcasting…

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by Shane O'Connor | 11:46 am

Freelancers Wear Slippers To Work

One of the best things about being a freelancer is the ability to work from your own home. You can get out of bed in the morning, slide into your slippers, put on your favourite hoody and walk the 15 feet to work. Before you know it you have an hours worth of emails caught up on while the rest of the world is screaming their way through the slow moving traffic and best of all you’re still in your pyjama’s…

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by Shane O'Connor | 2:54 pm

The Perfect StoryStock Storyteller

At StoryStock we know that all great stories are built on the 5W’s and H format of who, what, where, when, why, and how. We decided what better way to describe the perfect StoryStock Storyteller and story than to take the 5W’s and H challenge ourselves. So here it goes…

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by Shane O'Connor | 3:30 pm

Gay Byrne, Club Orange and Pringles…

I’ve been locked away on my own for the morning working on a story campaign we are involved in and as its December 1st I’ve been happily bopping along to a Christmas playlist on Spotify at the same time. I have to say I really love Christmas and sitting here listening to the to the likes of Bing, Frank and even Mariah has got me thinking of all those things I love…

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by Francis Fitzgibbon | 3:13 pm

We decided to take it on….

One of the advantages of working for StoryStock is that we have some of the most amazing mountains on our doorstep. Brandon mountain, Ireland’s second highest, is 30 minutes drive from StoryStock HQ and yesterday, Sunday, we decided to take it on and head for the top of Kerry…

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by Shane O'Connor | 3:58 pm

If You Only Have A Buck Goat…

I had the great pleasure of being invited to the Kerry ETB Training Centre’s Student Awards night last week and the special guest on the night was the ever engaging Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh. I’ve heard Mícheál speak at numerous events down through the years and he never fails to deliver…

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by Shane O'Connor | 12:08 pm

Lash Out The Chocolate Fingers

Welcome storytellers to the shiny, sparkly new world of the StoryStock Blog. Francis, the big feckin’ bossman, and I, Shane the Story Shepherd (don’t ask, it deserves its own blog post), are extremely excited to be launching the new StoryStock Blog…

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