The writing samples on this web site express solutions to client communication problems from across a wide range of business categories and sizes. They include executive speeches about vision, values, goals and direction ... sales meeting theme development and presentation strategies ... positioning or capabilities videos and other mission-critical projects.
Clients have ranged from C-level execs of consumer products multinationals with big stories to tell ... to marketing VPs and directors of small manufacturing companies looking to position their products in OEM and other niche markets ... plus the owners of retail and professional services firms wanting to attract more qualified, less price-sensitive customers.
WHY CALL ON ME TO HELP SOLVE YOUR COMMUNICATION PROBLEM?
Because I focus quickly on the issue at hand, ask compelling questions, think strategically (as well as creatively) and present viable ideas early in the conversation. Whether you're looking to increase competitive advantage ... introduce a new strategic initiative ... excite your team about the future and their place in it ... or work toward some other mission-critical objective, the result (I have been told) is a project that not only will exceed your expectations but also save you no small amount of time and frustration.
I also am an Emmy award-winning writer of magazine-style programming for Public Television, including stories about unusual businesses and their successes.
I look forward to discussing your needs. Brian E. Faulkner
"I can't remember when I've felt better about paying a man!"
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Public Television Writer
Brian E. Faulkner is a five-time Emmy-award winning writer of magazine style Public Television programs for UNC-TV. His scripts and narration of 122 stories about the arts, history, nature, unusual businesses and fascinating people have helped make this highly-rated program a great success over its 14-year run.
“You captured a lot of the intangibles we've always struggled to get across ..."
"Living With An Island"
Script for UNC-TV's Our State Program:
Sometimes it seems like an impossible dream: to find those peaceful, serene, sun-drenched spots where we can take a breath and relax.. More often, we find an urban landscape imposed on a shifting bit of sand -- and we have forgotten how it is to live with an island. But some places do remain where man's footprint on nature has been both limited and thoughtful -- and where one can find nature's treasures largely intact.
Bald Head Island forms the very tip of North Carolina, a point of land known as Cape Fear. It's swept by the confused and dangerous currents of Frying Pan Shoals and borders the shipping channel of the Cape Fear River, where ships make their way to and from the state port.
The island consists of a wide range of geography and habitat: seaside dunes, salt marshes and old growth maritime forests. Thousands of visitors flock here each year, and some 200 or more call it home year-round. So the island must withstand not only the whims of nature but also contain the plans of man ...
For samples and info about Brian E. Faulkner's Public TV writing and narration work, please CLICK HERE.
Business Writer, Problem Solver
Brian E. Faulkner writes video scripts and proposals for clients and video producers: web positioning copy, critical issue C-level speeches, blog posts, white papers, performance stories, annual report narratives and ad copy. He is fast and accurate and thrives on challenging, projects with tight deadlines.
“Your recommendations were right on the money ... I see Q-S everywhere!”
Product Naming Project for Car Dealer:
Some years ago, an auto dealer client presented me with a problem: dealers were falling behind on repairs to their customers’ cars because they couldn’t get parts quick enough from GM.
My client found that by stocking fast moving parts and shipping them to
other dealers overnight at a slight price premium they could beat GM to the delivery punch and help dealers get their customers’ cars out the door faster.
“You’re not selling parts, you’re selling time,” I suggested. And recommended creating a brand that would quickly communicate that story: Modern Quik-Ship. The concept was a huge success. It wasn’t long before GM’s parts zone manager reported seeing the Quik-Ship logo (designed after a packing crate stencil) “wherever I go.”
The powerful new brand with the built-in benefits story helped earn my client millions of incremental dollars over the years and was said to have been "getting stronger" several years after launch.
Essays, Stories & Other Stuff
Brian E. Faulkner also has written a variety of essays for print and broadcast on Public Radio, a short story for O.Henry magazine, lots of children's stories and even a bit of verse from time to time. He also writes about the intersection of faith and life, which may be found HERE.
"I loved your story ... so poignant."
Short Story for O.Henry magazine:
It was one of those nights. The wind was prowling around outside, heralding imminent arrival of a storm, and Jack’s father wasn’t home from work. As the dark crept up their mountain and chased the pale remnants of late December sunlight from their tin roof, Jack strained to hear the beat-up Ford come chugging up the hill, the truck they used for everything from hard work to Sunday best. But tonight, its familiar note would be drowned by the wind. So Jack sat with his back to the sparse rooms of their cabin, looking out the window and down the road as the first heavy raindrops hammered the roof like impatient fingers tapping on a steel drum.
Jake guided his old pickup along the familiar -- but tricky -- dirt road, his mind wandering between the son he knew was waiting and the growing storm that demanded his attention.
Its tempo was increasing, and the road had a washboard surface cut by deep, watery ditches ... (continued)
For additional stories and essays by Brian E. Faulkner, please CLICK HERE.
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