Dan Harmon makes a mockery of the term Born Storyteller. His Story Circle is his invisible storytelling tool and breaks new ground in great storytelling. If you haven’t guessed yet, I’m a HUGE FAN of Dan Harmon. He has written hundreed of episodes for TV shows that I’ve lost count. In fact after this short video you may already be able to identify some of them. Born Storyteller Harmon reaveals that Change is the key to any story. One tool he uses to perfection is the reveal. He builds and develops his characters in a way that they are always revealing something. And he does it in such a beautiful way. Born Storyteller – 8 Steps You. Need. Go. Search. Find. Take Return. Change. A nod to the original 17 stage Hero’s Journey by Joseph Campbell. Born Storyteller – Harmon Quest Available on the VRV Streaming platform, harmon Quest is fantastic. What a magical mix of improv and animation in front of a live studio audience. Its almost live story creation as you watch. Now watch, listen and go find a tale to tell! Image:By Brainflow [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], from Wikimedia Commons.
Our stories are often how we define ourselves. Most people have a single story, a one-dimensional narritive that defines them. It doesn’t have to be that way. SINGLE STORY CULTURE Here, in this TED Talk novelist Chimamanda Adichie talks of the danger of her friend having a single story. She asks some hard questions and points how our cultural stories can lock us into a limited and rigid view of the world. Stories are defined by the principle of ‘nkali’ – of power. Power, Chimamanda explains “is not just the ability to tell the story of another person, but to make it the definitive story of that person.” SINGLE STORY FAILURE “If you want to dispossess a people”, the Palestinian poet Mourid Barghouti wrote, “the simplest way to do it is to tell their story, and to start with ‘secondly’… and you have an entirely different story. Start the story with the arrows of the native Americans, not with the arrival of the British and you have an entirely different story. Start the story of the failure of the African State and not with the colonial creation of the African State and you have an entirely different story.”
Great Storytelling Persuasion Power The power of persuasion elegantly woven into a great story is legendary. Here Jennifer Aaker tells some great stories about how they fit so very well and so naturally together. This type of persuasion rocks! However her great skill here is weaving information and story together almost seamlessly. This is no small feat considering we’re used to having one as a main course and one for desert. Here on the same plate – they are served up impeccably well. In fact this secret sauce tantalises both sides of experience at the same time. The wider creative narritive and the detail are very well blended together. And science has shown just how well the human brain learns in this unique environment. Persuasion Power Made Easy It’s what makes this a super powered persuasion video. There’s some nittyy gritty on that topic right here.
Great Storytelling Brain video needed to be made. Michael Gazzaniga, a leading neuroscientist drops in some serious insights here on how our brains really work – our brain on stories. After watching this fascinating presentation, you can begin to think of using your brain in delightful new ways. And you may also find some very useful understandings about why you do what you do. You may even want to build a great storytelling brain for yourself. And further insights may be found in this article at blogs.scientificamerican.com/literally-psyched/our-storytelling-minds-do-we-ever-really-know-whats-going-on-inside/. Brilliant stuff here. The Great Storytelling Brain He made some remarkable discoveries while studying both sides of the brain – seperately. He found unique actions bespoke to each side that add significant understanding to our ability to tell stories. He found one side of the brain, the left side, wants to explain and explain actions after they occurred adding in detail and accuracy. This is the left hemisphere called the Interpreter. The right side would make up the story about it, to be understood, called The Narrator. Together, they make up our great storytelling brain and a marvel to behold. In this wonderful insightful presentation he makes simple the concepts of our great [More]
Joseph Riggio masterfully exposing the structure of the great story – our own story. Story simplified isn’t just an A, B, C formula. He shows the depth of our own great story and where the framework and walls are built. He explains how the great story is built and the foundations they’re built upon. Tell The Great Story
Story Control with Joseph Riggio and Jamie Smart live on stage disecting and disassembling their audiences’ stories. Quite a remarkable snippet of the whole process that tool place some time back. Expertly interacting with each other and with their audience, it highlights the inner story. Smart Story Control With his own Mythoself project of storytelling transformation Joseph Riggio has become a legend on stage. His stories are not ripples on the surface either. They’re deep, transformative and have a time-delayed sequence to them that is unbelievable. There’s real magic in action here in story control. Jamie Smart brings his down to earth approach and and enticement for the listeners to question the whole process. There’s smooth and masterful transitions between both, and there’s the rocky road of connection. Until you realise that’s not what it was about at all.
Storybranding Different from storytelling, storybranding applies story principles to branding. Stories to strengthen customer relationships here are magical. Here Jim Signorelli compares stories from different brands to clearly explain his principles. He outlines that there is list of essentials when adding smart storybranding to any producrt. Reflecting authentic value through story is the famous story of NIKE. Storybranding Essentials He talks about authentic and motivating stories to accompany brands with storybranding. Finding and uncovering your story is his expertise. Your story deserves to be told – to your most likely customers to build preference to your brand over others. Jim Signorelli believes there is no more powerful way to add value to your brand. Storybranding Workshops Signorelli’s workshops are famous for his wit and wisdom and are solid gold for leaders, salespeople and brands. His 6C’s of branding are foundational and add considerable story structure to the process. They clarify any brands’ story. Those 6C’s are: Collecting The Backstory Characterise The Brand Characterise The Prospect Connect The Characters Confront The Obstacles Complete The Story Brief With the 6C’s Jim Signorelli has cut through the crap like a knife through butter. In doing so he’s uncovered the simple truths that apply [More]
Eamon Kelly Storytelling The famous Eamon Kelly Storytelling like he was born to do. His famous lilt and turn of phrase brings magic to his words. This example of Eamon Kelly Storytelling shows his fireside manner with the audience in the palm of his hand.
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