In Why We Tell Stories, 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, and most recently coached and performed on the 2011 Providence National Poetry Team, ranked third in the nation.
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. 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 to root for – we will have a greater ability to create a strong connection with the [More]
The Enchanting Power of Great Storytelling Susan Conley’s magical introduction to stories in childhood told to us here as her own experience. The enchanting power of great storytelling starts with her own magical journey and her inspiring story to illuminate some of the structures and dynamics in great storytelling. Another must watch piece here on  
Great Storytelling Made Simple In Great Storytelling Made Simple 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  
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. Great Storytelling with Christopher Vogler Here Christopher gives great insight into the use of The Hero’s Journey in great 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. After the initial watch its easy to understand how this man’s exoertiesze not only lies in the hero’s journey – but in diseminating its information. The Hero’s Journey and 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!
Great Entreprenuerial Storytelling A top notch video of great entrepreneurial storytelling. Information and insights for great storytelling in business. Sitting down to watch this for the fourth time I’m still sketching out notes and ideas and plan on listening again to this this evening. What a wonderful use of the skills of great storytelling by a self professed chocaholic, color blind, lefthander! This video is worth hundreds of dollars for its depth and quality.
Great Storytelling By The Speakers Academy Great storytelling webinar by the Speakers Academy. Chock full of tips and juicy bits for telling great story. Presented brilliantly in question and answer format.
Storytelling The Hero with Joseph Campbell Storytelling the hero archetype is for storytellers everywhere. “What we’re really seeking is an experience of being alive,” says Jospeh Campbell. Stunning imagery in this short video anchored in Joseph Campbell’s gentle words of wisdom at the beginning. A storytellers dream with powerful screenshots backed with some haunting music. A great storytelling journey with imagery and voice together speaks volumes, grasping the listner and cajoling them into the storytellers world.
The Great Storytellers Know – Matt Chan An accomplished and experienced storyteller sharing insider tips on doing great story, well. This clip from a Ted storytelling presentation is a budding stroyteller’s dream! Matt Chan’s experience shines through as he simplifies some of the keys concepts that are often missed. A great watch here and one to take notes on as well.  A powerful and influential person in the world of television he is the creator of the series ‘Horders’. He is a great teacher gets his points across very elegantly and with great ease. You might find yourself watching this clip several times. Enjoy.
Dave Lakhani Persuasive Storytelling 2 Dave Lakhani translates The Myth Model of Greatstorytelling to the business model with great clarity. Here in part 2 he weaves the classic story myths with myths of modern society. He illuminates the differences between down the myth, the reality and the lie and lays bare their use and misuse in society, business, branding and marketing. The Persuasive Business Story Watch a real insightful presentation packed with actionable and usable information. Presented in Dave Lakhani’s own very real style he shows the mastery of practical story telling in the modern world. Great interaction with his audience with great tips and direction. He has guaged the temperature of the room and delivers with consummate ease. His voice and tone are used to great effect. Here he shows mastery of the pause to keep the audience attention, to lead and to change direction of his presentation. So many skills packed into this presentation as he raises and lowers the tempo of his delivery.
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