• Great Storytelling News

    Telling the beloved Little Red Riding Hood in 6 seconds, withiout the universally accepted beginning, middle and end, took brave storytelling?
    Promoting the development and appreciation of storytelling hroughout New England and New York State. heck out the upcoming shedule here.
    In Kashmir storyteller, scriprwriter and founder of the storyteller internship Neelesh Mishra broke the mold saying...'seeing the world through the prism of the character is the key for better storytelling.'
    Clear communications are key in the first 100 days of ledership. See 6 great storytelling lessons for great leaders here in Forbes
    Each monthly event has $100 prize and a spot in the finals in August. The last monday of every month at Malarkey’s Grill, 168 N. Marina Dr. in Alamitos Bay Landing.
    According to a study from researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of Buffalo, published in the March 2016 issue of Personal Relationships.
    Discover the 'Develop A Nose For Story' Workshop hosted by Michael Burns as he guides the audience through finding inspiration and creativity through the senses.
    Learn how Cooper Harris reveals how her ability to tell a good story has made her a very successful entrepreneur. Read her 5 Storytelling Techniques for Business here.
    Bengaluru-based storyteller Aparna teaches therapeutic storytelling. Click to discover how storytelling therapy is a way of empowering people to reframe perceptions of themselves."
    6 years old Ong Yan Han's compelling delivery of Jack and The Beanstalk won him and his family a trip to Warner Brothers Movie World Australia.
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Great Entrepreneurial 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 priceless for its depth and quality.
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.
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.
What 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 storyteller’s dream! Even great storytellers can learn from Matt Chan. His experience shines through as he simplifies some of the keys concepts that are often missed. A great watch here and definitely one to take notes on as well. Great Storytellers Experience 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 elegantly and with ease. A real polished presenter at work here. You may even find yourself watching this clip several times. Enjoy.
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.
Jennifer Aaker’s Meaningful Storytelling Another top-knotch video here on meaningful storytelling. Full of facts, figures, research and data on the power great storytellers have in the hands. Superb information here. Stories are meaningful, more impactful and more memorable than pure data. Here Jennifer Aaker weaves story with data effortlessly. She concludes that the most important thing is feeling connected in order to create meaningful storytelling. This means connected not just to the story, but storyteller to listener as well. Excellent stuff here. Meaningful Storytelling Soundbites She says ultimately, “those who tell the best stories become the best leaders.” What a great short video and a superb watch once again from Jennifer Aaker. Stories are meaningful because they’re memorable, impactful and they connect. Memorable moments we tell in stories can have real power – especially when compared to facts which often fade over time. Its a real super power of stories. Impactful stories are made from stories we believe in and what resonates with us. The personal connection the audience feels makes the story meaningful – regardless of data or statistics. In fact the brain is already wired this way: emotion then rationalizing.
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]
Secondary World of Great Storytelling The secondary world illuminates the way in which we weave threads of information into a cloak of knowledge. A video detailing the depth of the influence of  stories on the psyche by professor Brian Sturm. The storytelling trance includes 16 portals to altered states. Three stories are told to illustrate the theoretical model: Truth and Story. Secondary World of Story Information is the thread and story is the fabric.
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.

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