Great Story from The Storytelling Seanachai Traditionally the Irish storytelling seanachai is the bearer of old lore. Both a historian and a storyteller, their verse is much sought after. The history of Ireland was held in poem and story by the seannachai long before it was ever written. The Storytelling Seanachai of Old Here, the famous Eamon Kelly, uses his voice eloquently and masterfully. With visions of the storytelling seanachai by the fireside enthralling his audience with tales of old, many moons ago. Crammed full of metaphors and one-liners his technique is legendary and a must see for anyone who tells stories regularly. The Master Storytelling Seanachai Known as the master storyteller Eamon Kelly in the homes of rural of Ireland he brought his unique gift of storytelling to the masses throught RTE radio. His use of rhythm and tone in language was legendary. People today describe with great affection his stories having heard him spinning yarns more than 20 or 30 years ago. His turns of phrase was famous. This man can definately tell a story. His brogue and lilt add magic to his words and his phrases add spice at just the right times. Experienced at holding the [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]
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]
James Wedmore’s Power Of A Great Story In the power of a great story James Wedmore reccomends becoming familiar with the 5 different types of stories: – the personal journey – overcoming great obstacles – the fable – an inspirational story – a story of warning. James delves into these with an elegant simplicity that quite simply seems to make the impossible possible. Great stuff.
Great Storytelling vs Lecturing Rare Dave Lakhani storytelling. Excellent footage of a master of storyteller in action. Some truly remarkable insights and discoveries arise from noticing the difference between lecturing and ‘storytelling insights’. Dave at his best here using his roadmap for crafting great story and pointing out where he already used it in his previous videos. Lakhani at his best Really shakes the audience up here as they realise he has been demonstrating the process from video 1 – with his own great story. Persuasive storytelling at its very best here. Here Dave Lakhani uses layers of proof, metaphors, stories within stories drawn from his life experience used to teach and to get his point across.
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]
The Great Storytelling Matrix 3 Storytelling Axes that help improve the skill of storytelling. Structures that fit a storytelling matrix help improve the ability to tell stories on the fly. Crafting seemingly effortless stories as and when needed are often rehearsed with the structure in mind. The Storytelling Matrix Made Clear With this form, the storytelling mind can compose interactive stories with complex information and content. The customization of your story can then deliver the information with ease and great effectiveness. Its all about practice of the storyteller giving fundamental shape and form to the narrative. Activity, complexity and personality form the structure. This is a story worldwide presentation and is filled with great information to practice and apply.
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.
The Stages of The Storytelling Journey Drink copiously from the Great Storytelling fountain of knowledge – the 12 stages of the hero’s journey. Overflowing with wisdom, The storytelling journey is told by Great Storyteller himself Joseph Campbell. Pointing to the brain in great storytelling as the secondary organ – “it must submit and serve the humanity of the body.” Storytelling Journey Structure His insights on ‘the system’ and its impersonal claims are fascinating. The interviewer either knows exactly where he’s going with this or he has stumbled upon Joseph Campbell in great form, dropping nuggets of pure golden wisdom at random here. “Its very nice to be able to put yourself in situations that will evoke your higher nature rather than your lower.”
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