• 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 of storytelling throughout New England and New York State. Check 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.
  • Telling The Greatest Story Of All

    Great Storytelling with Max Persuasion
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 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]
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 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  
Storytelling Genius Known as ‘the one man theatre troupe’ Jay O Callaghan is a storytelling genius. Captivating, enthralling and masterful with pure simplicity and elegance. No matter the subject Jay brings it to life in a magical and childlike manner. Storytelling Genius At Work One of the best storytelling videos here from one of the best around. He travels the world telling stories and is revered for his performances in the Abbey theatre, Dublin. An expert at leaving his audience wondering where the time went as they become immersed in his narritive. A Real Storytelling Genius Jay has also performed at The National Theatre Complex in London, Lincoln Center and the Boston Symphony Orchestra. He says storeis are often about people, places and trouble. They build to a high point then a resolution. Here Jay O’ Callaghan talks about getting into a story to get a point across. Any point. His well thought out presentation hits all the highs, rolls over all the lows and then the rest. He builds intrigue like a real storytelling genius should. He leads and leads and makes great use of his voice at just the right moments.And its not long before you find yourself [More]
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]
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.
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  
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]

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