I love sharing WAR STORIES & best practices on...
• Changing Careers, Permission and Purpose | How to switching careers, face failure, and more stemming from why I quit a dream job at Disney
• Story-Led and Authentic Branding | How to discover and leverage the best angles of your brand story and why your creative job title may be costing your clients
• Starting, Growing, and Marketing a Small Business | How to create a business out of what you love, and how to run it both passionately and profitably
• Speaking as Offline Marketing | Discovering how to market your business well and creatively outside the saturated (and overrated) world of social media
Podcasts + WEBINARS
"Annie Franceschi: The Power of Story and Permission to Try”
The Business of Story Podcast
"Using Your Story to Evolve a Dream Job into a Dream Life"
The Indie Show (Indie Law with Joey Vitale)
"Annie Franceschi Joins the Indie Show"
The Digital Boss Roundtable with Nevica Vazquez
"How to Stand Out With Your Story"
Making Things Happen with Lara Casey
"Learn About Making Things Happen from Past Alums"
The Action Army Podcast
"Be Less Busy: Episode 7"
For the Interested (on Medium)
”How to Give Yourself Permission to Try”
"Creative Director of Greatest Story Creative Coming to M&M Conference!"
"You'll Want to Steal This Business Idea"
"12 Books Recommended by Women Entrepreneurs"
I Want Her Job
"Introducing Annie Franceschi, Creative Director and Owner of Greatest Story Creative"
Annie's creative work has been featured on
Brit + Co
A Practical Wedding
Radio, NEWSPAPER + TV
The Fayetteville Observer
"Fayetteville author Annie Franceschi has an Amazon Bestseller"
The Business of Story Magazine, Issue 1
"Don't Invent Your Story, Spotlight it!"
WFNC 640AM, News Talk Radio
"Good Morning Goldy!"
Radio interviews in November 2018, April 2017, and January 2017
The Fayetteville Observer
"Business Buzz: Branding lunch seminar at Morgan's"
National Public Radio (NPR)
"Remembering DC" | Annie appeared on NPR to share short segments of the audio documentary she produced featuring an interview with Duke basketball coach, Mike Krzyzewski
Bio, Headshots, and Photography
Annie Franceschi believes that your life is your greatest story. She is a bestselling author, professional speaker, and the brand creator behind Greatest Story Creative®, a small business branding agency. A Duke University graduate with more than 10 years working in storytelling, Annie built her career in franchise management of major movies at The Walt Disney Studios in California.
In 2013, Annie quit her dream job at Disney to become an entrepreneur. Now, having branded more than 80 businesses, advised hundreds, and spoken for thousands, Annie is a passionate creative partner to small business owners who need the name, logo, words, and website that show their value, tell their story, and grow their business.
Her first book, Permission to Try, a self-help book about changing careers, starting a business, and reinventing your life became a #1 Amazon Bestseller in 4 categories upon release in late 2018. She currently lives in Durham, North Carolina, with her favorite person and husband, Gus.