The Best Stories Teach

Every team has stories: highlights of a long season, personal growth, the game you you had no chance to win ... but did.

The most meaningful stories have the capacity to teach, connect and sustain the team. Because what team members think affects how they feel and perform.

 

But teams miss out because capturing the most meaningful stories, with all their detail and imagery, is hard.  ​Even with technology, it can be tough to promote good interactions and limit bad ones. Team dynamics are complicated and sharing the most meaningful stories with all their detail and imagery, from all the people on and around the team is really hard...until now. 
 

We invented GroupStory™ to make sure the best stories and the times, emotions and relationships they represent get shared and saved easily and affordably, and in a way that helps people feel better about themselves and their group.

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A key difference is

our 1-2-1 interview.

When you're trying to uncover the most meaningful stories, not every detail matters.  But sorting it out takes skill and experience.  That’s why we developed an interview-based process.

Using technology and a deep understanding of group dynamics and storytelling, we created a technique that crowdsources content, but finds the best parts from the stories of the people who matter.

Each player has their friends and family who played an important role in their season; so did the coach.  We get rich, emotion-laden input about what people remember and how they feel about the team and its season.

 

Blended carefully, it makes each  GroupStory™ as unique as the people and events involved.

Better Than Social Media

Social media isn’t a good choice for sharing your team’s story. Instead of being a fun way to share images, experiences, stories, and ideas, social media can be a hostile place that favors the loudest and most extreme voices and lets people hide behind hurtful comments.

 

GroupStory™ provides a better solution so everyone can:

• share their images;

• tell their favorite group and individual stories;

• talk about their group and individual experiences;

• share emotional content or things they learned.

Unlike social media which the whole world can see, on GroupStory you share only with the people you care about most.

 

The patented GroupStory method limits harmful comments and eliminates the chance for bullying and embarrassment.  GroupStory also uses A.I. filtering tools to help groups ensure content meets your group's standards.

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Awards banquets and photos don’t tell  the whole story!

  • Awards night typically highlights only the top plays and players, and leaves too much of the season out.
     

  • Photos are only part of the story.  There are rich details and a depth that can only come from including a variety of points of view.​​​

  • Most social sharing environments favor stories designed for impact and laughs. There isn’t room for authenticity and personal stories about what mattered most.

  • Finding, and highlighting, the valuable lessons for the players that really need them takes a ton of work.

 

How GroupStory Works

Five Easy Steps to the Perfect GroupStory

  1. Group leader enrolls, uploads member list and team information, then follows group dashboard.
     

  2. Platform engages group members and their friends and family to curate rich, emotional stories, images, and sentiments.
     

  3. Selective Inclusion™ feature allows each team member to choose who else's stories are included in their unique GroupStory
     

  4. Team members choose the output style they want (printed book and/or digital) and the system composes and delivers a GroupStory for each member customized with treasured content from only those who matter.
     

  5. Printed versions are delivered to the group leader to be handed out (typically at a group function like a banquet). The whole experience is so positive, participants can't help but refer other groups they know.

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What real customers think

about GroupStory 

Athletic Director

Rafael Manriquez

had several sports teams at his school participate in the GroupStory beta launch.

"we got 100% participation; when's the last time you saw 100% participation from high school kids?"

Listen to Rafael's story

Confident Soccer Coach

“I wasn’t sure how this would go over with my guys. Their parents loved the idea, but the team was a less excited. They all committed to working through the process. It didn’t take long, really. But I think they were all surprised by the results. They loved the books, the photos, the stories people shared. We would absolutely do it again!”

“We tried a variety of ways to collect photos and stories from our girls but this seemed to really break through. The girls were excited to read what others wrote and see the photos. I think it helped them spend time thinking and capturing their thoughts about the season. That's something they can take with them forever.”

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Start Your GroupStory Today

Interested in getting started with your first GroupStory?

We’ll be happy to help.

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