Great Storytelling for Sales – Adrian Davis Great Storytelling for sales is a super presentation about the unlimited applications of story to the sales process. Indepth, detailed and littered with fantastic storytelling tips and techniques to make your story more profitable – fast. I’ve tried them, they work. You’ll need a notebook and a keen ear for this. You might even have to watch it in segments. Detailed slides, great images and explanations. Storytelling for Sales Made Easy Adrian Davis shares some of his greatest insights into storytelling for sales. I can’t reccomend this highly enough.
Great Storytelling Webinar By Speakers Academy Great storytelling webinar by the Speakers Academy. Chock full of juicy bits for telling great story. Presented brilliantly in question and answer format. Listen closely or some of the good stuff dusks under the radar. This great storytelling webinar is a regular watch for me and helps knit many strategies smoothly together.
Ken Burns Great Storytelling For Ken Burns Great Storytelling is about being moved, not manipulated. He brings together the possibilities with the power inside stories. His speech alone has incredible power – the tones, the inflections and the tempo with which he imparts some real nuggets of knowledge. Worth a thousand views. On Ken Burns Great Storytelling A presentation of great beauty and insight. A story with ‘compelling villians and good guys with serious flaws’ says so much about his understanding of great storytelling. This video is actually quite moving in many ways as ken burns great storytelling delves deeper and deeper in our psyche. Ken Burns Great Storytelling Made Clearer There’s an ebb and flow to his explanations here that is rarely ever seen or felt in modern storytelling. Watch closely and listen closer still. It’s like a tailor weaving togther with a series of different stitches and patterns. Very smart storytelling indeed. And an excellent example of the engaging power of great storytelling. This clip brings together beautifully music and images to compliment the message. Filmed superbly they’ve added serious street cred to the Ken Burns great storytelling method of explanation. An image – placed correctly – is [More]
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 great work centres around several skills here. His playbook of body language is subtle, thorough and extremely well thought out. As one of his ‘under the radar skills’ he has the abilty to subtly change direction of the conversation at will. It shows a real master of effortless conversation at work. 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 great story technique embodies subtle questions directed like a steel fist inside a velvet glove. Hearing what’s really being said is one of his unique abilities. It’s almost as if he has a yellow brick road of conversation already laid out  even before he begins. We simply follow. 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 [More]
Here Kal Bashir disassembles the components of great storytelling with the monostory. His 2100+ stage hero’s journey is a treasure trove of great storytelling wisdom. Rooted and physical and psychological law, story must contain certain elements. One of the best videos on the site. Monostory Structure The fundamental element of all story is transformation. Moving from the initial start state to the final or end state is key. Or from the Ordinary World we exit to a new state. The new state is the physical representation of the new world. Acquiring certain intangibles here are always contributing to your readiness. Gaining capacities at this stage keeps the character and the story moving forward. In every new state the character enters there must be a version of a boon, atonement or apothiosis. They are either implied or explicit. They are leading to the end state of perfection. Monostory – Another Perspective All the hollywood stories contain these steps. In fact they are a requirement. Kal Bashir’s exhaustive analysis of countless movies shows the depths of the structure. Known also as monomyth, the monostory form has been used since stories were first told. Shakespeare used this structure. The Bible, the Vedas, the [More]
Mythic Symbology and Great Storytelling In Mythic Symbology twe find the utterly brilliant Joseph Campbell. Here he unravels the symbology of myth like no one else can. And in his own priceless and inimitable way his wisdom flows effortlessly. Exploring of myths through his work has spanned entire generations. And here are some of his finest explanations. The roles of the winged fish, the feathered serpent, the Bodhisattva, and the Christ. All are symbolic images of a shift in consciousness. The Hero and Mythic Symbology Watch the 12 Stages of The Hero’s Journey and get a real grasp of the significance of his world view of mythic symboligies.
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 information for your storytelling mojo that you’ll ever need. No-one talks about these vital cues in great story. So get get your pen and paper or open a document and start writing. 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! [More]
Great storytelling clues right from the start are the not so hidden signposts that let us kow great story is on the way. They’re to …‘make me care, capture my attention, enthrall me’. By design stories are made to grab hold of us in some way and filmaker Andrew Stanton explains some of his methods here. This video is crammed with pure golden nuggets filled with insight and drama. Andrew Stanton – Great Storytelling Clues The man behind Toy Story shows his true genius here. He drops info-bombs on how to convince and to compell through story. This is a masterclass beginning with his secret – the connection. Great connection through great storytelling allows us to feel and experience similarities between us. Unifying Great Storytelling Clues Clever implementation of  “The Unifying Theory of 2 + 2.” Never give your audience “4” –give them 2 + 2 so they arrive at 4 of their own accord, naturally. Masterful indeed and when done well this is a priceless nugget of golden knowledge. Stanton has taken storytelling into the 21st century. He’s refined and perfected the structure, dropping clues along the way like breadcrumbs. Invoke Wonder With Great Storytelling Clues You may find [More]
Dave Lakhani Persuasive Story Telling Dave Lakhani translates The Myth Model of Great story telling 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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