Strategy #1: Paint a picture
In the cold streets of a poor town in Siberia lived a little boy named Grigori. He played by himself, always thinking. Very young, his family started to notice strong signs of intelligence, even superstition, in him. He was different than other little boys. He could stare right through you, predicting the future with his huge, hallow, dark eyes. People were drawn to him, and believed everything that he said. Who would know that he would use those same dark eyes to influence and control the Royal Family of Russia and everything that they did? Manipulating the Tsar’s trust, Rasputin significantly assisted in the downfall of the Tsar Nicholas II and his family, leading to their murder in 1917.
Rasputin: Remembrance, Rage, and Revenge by Sabrina Verleysen
Strategy #2: Dramatic Power of Three
Eighty years ago, when radio was big, photos were black and white and World War II hadn’t begun, there was a new era of baseball that changed the baseball business forever. It was called Depression Ball. Baseball has been the American pastime for decades and become a worldwide sport. Though it is very popular, it has gone through rough times due to recession. During the Great Depression baseball went into a slump. Now we are in a recession and baseball has been hit but managed to stay afloat. This is because lessons have been learned from the Great Depression about how to keep themselves from going under.
The Game Outside of the Stadium: Baseball and the Great Depression by Andrew Riblet