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.
The Enchanting Power of Great Storying Here we encounter Susan Conley‘s magical voice and her spellbinding introduction to great storying. Telling stories from her own childhood and her own experience here she enchants and inspires the listener. This is tuly an art form – illuminated and its great story structure laid bare for all to grasp. This is her own story and she is highly engagiug. Great storying shows how easy it is to use and adapt your own experiences in a smooth and effortless way. You can tell she lived those tales, telling them with a great honesty in her voice. It’s incredible how often I hear stories that just don’t have that crucial component. And if the teler doesn’t beleive them – well, the audience is just one step behind. Great Storying Made Easy What do you have to do to tell your stories with this kind of honesty? What difference would it make to have this in your own telling of tales?
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
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.
Storyteller Poetess Sarah Kay Dazzling with rhythm and rhyme, this upbeat presentaion draws on storyteller poetess Sarah Kay’s own life experience to delight her audience. Quoting French poet Paul Valerie ‘a poem is never finished, it is only abandoned’ her self confessed obsessive nature keeps drawing her back to revisit her poetry. Poetry and Narritive Dancing effortlessly between narritive and poetry she conjures fantastic imagery sprinkled with sounds that make this a simply beautiful presentation. A remarkable skill, the storyteller poetess weaving both forms of story together so well, with so much passion and skill. Kay is the founder and co-director of Project V.O.I.C.E., founded in 2004, a group dedicated to using spoken word as an educational and inspirational tool.
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