Find Your Red Thread with Tamsen Webster


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Episode 651 is a chat with Tamsen Webster. On this podcast Thom Singer interviews her about her new book "Find Your Red Thread". This is very important for anyone who has a message they need to be understood by others (ummmm, that is all of us).

About Tamsen Webster

Tamsen Webster has spent the last twenty years helping experts drive action from their ideas. Part message strategist, part storyteller, part English-to-English translator, her work focuses on how to find and build the stories partners, investors, clients, and customers will tell themselves—and others.

Tamsen honed her expertise through work in and for major companies and organizations like Johnson & Johnson, Harvard Medical School, and Intel, as well as with startups that represent the next wave of innovation in life science, biotech, climate tech, fintech, and pharma. She’s a professional advisor at the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship and a mentor for the Harvard Innovation Labs. She’s also served for over eight years as executive producer and idea strategist for one of the oldest locally organized TED Talk events in the world (TEDxCambridge).

She was a reluctant marathoner... twice, is a champion ballroom dancer (in her mind), and learned everything she knows about messages, people, and change as a Weight Watchers leader. True story.

About "Find Your Red Thread"

You have a terrific idea—an amazing product, an incomparable service, a bulletproof business model—and you know it is so powerful that it could change a life, a market, or even the world. There’s just one problem: others can’t or don’t see its power… yet.

While the prospect of translating a big idea into the language that leads to change can be daunting, that’s exactly what this book will help you do. Even better, the throughline that connects your idea to your audience’s hearts and minds already exists. It’s called your Red Thread, and this book offers you a step-by-step system to find and express the essence of it, to inspire people to act.

Whether you are writing marketing copy, an investor pitch, a keynote speech, a book, or all of the above, the best way to make your idea irresistible is to build the story people will tell themselves about it. Find Your Red Thread shows you how.

If you want to change the world, if you value the possibility of your idea so much that you see it as bigger than you are, if you are willing to put your idea first, but you struggle to communicate how relevant it really is, Find Your Red Thread will give you the practical tools you need to create clear, powerful messages with undeniable impact.

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