Why We Tell Stories We started to tell stories at a very young age. Its one of the first things we were wired to do. Tall tales, porky pies, exciting stories and everything imaginable inbetween. And as we grow up that ability is still firmly entrenched in our psyche. Its just that some people tell stories more than others. Here we hear the unique concepts of touring poet, published author, and co-director of Project V.O.I.C.E. Phil Kaye. His work can be found regularly in CHAOS Magazine. He has appeared on NPR, performed at Lincoln Center. Most recently coached and performed on the 2011 Providence National Poetry Team. He ranked third in the nation.
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?
Ira Glass Storytelling Ira Glass Storytelling is fantastic, imaginative and brilliant to watch. Stories have building blocks and this video raises the great questions about how to use them effectively. They include sequences, anecdotes and moments of reflection. Here we find Ira Glass thought provoking, insightful and a wonderful inspiration. Ira Glass Storytelling Magic Story ….“it has a momentum in itself that no matter how boring the facts are….” The sequence of events is a building block. The next is clear – its is raising a question from the very beginning. And so we begin to shape our story. Magical momentum makes great storytelling clear here. The insights he delivers here are qute substantial in their influence over any story. None more so that the moment of reflection interwoven with anecdote. His passion for the subject matter flows through this compelling video. A definite must watch. Ira Glass Storytelling + Drew Keller Storytelling For a top class, no-frlls, down-to-earth, back-to-back lesson on great storytelling, watch this video of Drew Keller storytelling now. Putting these 2 videos together delivers some down and dirty nuts and bolts to engineer some great story that will blow the socks off any competition and capture [More]
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.
Persuasive Storytelling Rare footage of Dave Lakhani teaching persuasive storytelling. His storytelling to enhance persuasion and influence is the cornerstone of the Myth Model. Here we have some more excellent footage of a real master storyteller in action. One could analyse and access this using 15 different criteria and still find reason to rave about it. A smooth, elegant and very influential way of delivering his persuasive storytelling message. Persuasive Storytelling and The Myth Model Made Easy Get ready to take notes here as this video is chocked full of great tips for persuaders regardless of your background. Seeing someone use stories to teach storytelling in truly magic in action here. In his unique Business Elixir he discusses allies, He discusses the essesnce of persuasion – ‘leading someone to their own most logical conclusion’. He gets his clients and customers actively involved and sets them on their own Call To Adventure. And he explains the use of techniques in the proper context.
Storytelling Brain – The Inside View The Storytelling Brain show your brain on storytelling, by Dr. Paul Zak. Here we have functional brain imaging study after hearing a story. With certain brain chemicals released, predictable behaviour as a result of hearing this story reveals some astonishing information about how we respond to stories. Excellent insights.
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]
Myth As The Mirror By Joseph Campbell Insightful, scary, beautiful and enlightening in equal measure! Joseph Campbell’s insightful interview that embraces some scary concepts slowly evolves into some positively beautiful and enlightening moments. One of Joseph Campbells’ short presentations full of wisdom and aliveness.
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