Why We Tell Stories We started to tell stories at a very young age. Its one of the first things we were wired to do. Tall tales, porky pies, exciting stories and everything imaginable inbetween. And as we grow up that ability is still firmly entrenched in our psyche. Its just that some people use it more than others. Here we hear the unique concepts of touring poet, published author, and co-director of Project V.O.I.C.E. Phil Kaye. His work can be found regularly in CHAOS Magazine. He has appeared on NPR, performed at Lincoln Center. Most recently coached and performed on the 2011 Providence National Poetry Team. He ranked third in the nation.
Storytelling The Stillmotion Way: Part 1. Vimeo Series (2013) from stillmotion on Vimeo. The Great Storytelling Mojo Get some great storytelling mojo here with these super storytelling secrets. In the first 2 minutes you’ll find the key that literally opens the door to serious influence in your stories and to dig below the surface of what moves people in story. So get your pen and paper out now, before you press play here. This may be the most important storytelling information you’ll ever find. Steps To Storytelling Mojo For our stories to have great Storytelling Mojo, we need 4 things: People Places Plot Purpose The P we put first determines the type of stories we tell. Plot is the overall arc and structure. Putting plot first and we have an action movie or story. Places are the big pictures as well as the detail. Put places first and we have a travel/location story. Purpose is our intention in telling a story or making a film. Put purpsose first and we have a commercial! People are the characters that make up our stories. Put people first and we have a character driven story. Put the charcter first and give one charcter [More]
The Enchanting Power of Great Storying Here we encounter Susan Conley‘s magical voice and her spellbinding introduction to great storying. Telling stories from her own childhood and her own experience here she enchants and inspires the listener. This is tuly an art form – illuminated and its great story structure laid bare for all to grasp. This is her own story and she is highly engagiug. Great Storying Made Easy A top presentation and another ‘must-watch’ video here on greatstorytelling.org.
Purposeful Storytelling – Peter Guber Purposeful Storytelling comes to life as Peter Guber is interviewed by Harvard business school. Not for the first time Peter Guber lays it out in black and white – how telling stories in your business is a game changer. Here he beautifully outlines the fundamentals. He especially entheuses about preparation to smash it when telling stories to succeed. His authenticity shines through in this brilliant interview. Complimented by great questions from an excellent and experienced interviewer. Purposeful Storytelling Preparation Doing your homework is key in order to tell your story and get your message across. The series of components he calls The Navigation States, can then be moved through purposefully. He explains wonderfully how bonding the emotional compnent of your story with your information is key.
Great Storytelling Made Simple Storytelling Made Simple is a short 3 minute clip gives great tips on to tell a story. Nicely put together and with some very useful ideas and concepts. An easy to follow presentation that illustrates the basics. Worth a watch. Also click through the 2 following links to gather some complimentary material to this video from another author. What Storytelling Is And Is Not. The Secret To Great Storytelling 11 Laws of Great Storytelling
Great Story Technique With Ed Bradley Great story technique is an understatement when watching Ed Bradley’s magnificent ability to capture his audience’s attention. His work seems to centre around several and many skills here. His playbook of body language is subtle, thorough and extremely well thought out. As one of his ‘under the radar skills’ it has transformational power. For beginner, intermediate and experienced storytellers this story method is foundational. Head over to 1.18 of this video and watch how effortlessly powerful this skill is when used well. Great Story Technique Ed Bradley’s voice wraps his every word in a magical deliverability. His subtle questions are like a steel fist inside a velvet glove. Hearing what’s really being said is one of his unique abilities. Its as if he has a yellow brick road of conversation already laid out in front of him even before he begins. Your Own Great Story Technique As one of the truly great interviewers Ed Bradley is high on the list of must-watch people. By using his body and posture masterfully, he is adept at moving his emotion to capture attention. Make this a weekly video watch and aim to emulate this true experty. His [More]
Storytelling Demystified By Julian Friedman In Storytelling Demystified, Julian Friedman says: “A story is much more about the audience than it is about the plot.” Crammed with excellent nuggets of information and low hanging fruit for budding storytellers and writers. This Ted talk is well worth watching many many times over. The Mystery of Storytelling Agent Julian Friedman poses some fantastic questions here in storytelling demystified. He cajoles his auduence by setting the scene and questionning every assumption about what makes a great storytelling. The mysterious process of how we tell stories is something that millions around the world want to be able to do, but 99.9% effectively fail at. Yet what we communicate can change the lives of the writer and the audience alike. Here Julian Friedmann who has worked with writers for over 40 years believes that storytelling is more about the audience than the writer.
Meet Christopher Vogler of The Writers Journey from #LondonSWF on Vimeo. Christopher Vogler’s Great Storytelling Christopher Vogler’s Great Storytelling gives great insight into the use of The Hero’s Journey in storytelling. How its flexibility in structure adapts to different stories is stylishly outlined here by a modern magician. Up front with his answers the author doesn’t shy away from the difficult questions. During the initial viewing, its easy to understand how this man’s expertise lies not only in the hero’s journey – but in diseminating its powerful information. The Hero’s Journey and Christopher Vogler’s Great Storytelling A great interviewer puts great questions from his own experience. Its as if Vogler is tuned-in completely and understands exactly where the interviewer is coming from. He answers extremely well indeed without fluff and padding to his answers. His explanations of the stories’ structure and how the clues they carry relate to life is just brilliant. Great language and clarity throughout this video. Check out his book The Writers Journey – the mythic structure for writers.
Unwritten Rules of The Hero’s Journey – Chris Vogler Wow! Chris Vogler storytelling rocks! What a great storyteller, getting straight into the presentation with his own story. You’ll be mezmerized and engaged in the flow of his narrative before you even know it. What a shining example of great storytelling and how easy and effortless he makes it seem. Known for his insight into Josepeh Campbell’s work, Vogler has all the answers when it come to story. The information in this presentation is a like a secret weapon. Its as if you can feel yourself learning, simply by watching. Enjoy!
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