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]
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.
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.
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?
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.
Story Control with Joseph Riggio and Jamie Smart live on stage disecting and disassembling their audiences’ stories. Quite a remarkable snippet of the whole process that tool place some time back. Expertly interacting with each other and with their audience, it highlights the inner story. Smart Story Control With his own Mythoself project of storytelling transformation Joseph Riggio has become a legend on stage. His stories are not ripples on the surface either. They’re deep, transformative and have a time-delayed sequence to them that is unbelievable. There’s real magic in action here in story control. Jamie Smart brings his down to earth approach and and enticement for the listeners to question the whole process. There’s smooth and masterful transitions between both, and there’s the rocky road of connection. Until you realise that’s not what it was about at all.
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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