Archive for August, 2011

What’s in a name?

We have been asked a few times now where we got the name Zahmoo, so we thought we would tell you the story. It’s completely made up. The people at Anecdote who created Zahmoo were brainstorming names for this new tool they had created when they came across a post by entrepreneur/author Seth Godin on […]

August 29th, 2011 by Sarah Jansen
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Keeping people interested

The key to getting your family or community members in the habit of interacting with the story bank is to interact with them. Send emails with links to your latest uploads—but not too often. Send them once a week at the absolute most and monthly is usually best. Pay attention to how people respond to […]

August 22nd, 2011 by Sarah Jansen
Filed in: For Community, For Family, How to
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Behind the scenes at Zahmoo: A week in the life of Shawn Callahan

This is the first in a series of posts about the people at Zahmoo. Shawn Callahan is a founding Director of Anecdote, the company that created Zahmoo. Anecdote is a whole business devoted to the idea of storytelling and its power to help businesses understand themselves and the get their messages out into the world. […]

August 16th, 2011 by Sarah Jansen
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Tips on getting started (and keeping going)

There’s an old saying “Every journey begins with a single step.” Writers talk about the tyranny of the blank page. You know you have something to say but it’s intimidating to start from nothing. You have probably felt that tyranny, the fear of taking that first single step. Here are some ideas that might help […]

August 15th, 2011 by Sarah Jansen
Filed in: For Community, For Family
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Family history research—Australian resources

Zahmoo is just one of many resources you can use to make the most of your family stories. Using Zahmoo as the centre of your storytelling and collecting, there are countless other sources of information you can use to feed into your story bank. Here is a cheat sheet of these resources to get your […]

August 11th, 2011 by Sarah Jansen
Filed in: For Family, Research
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Zahmoo is a story bank for collecting and sharing your family and business stories.