• 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

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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]
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?  
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]
Walt Disney’s Secret use of Storytelling How Walt Disney made storytelling unique using 3 key principles. Some fascinating stuff here to add significant power to your storytelling. A highly informative video by Danny Dover that looks behind the curtain at some of Disney’s real expertise.
Great Storytelling Allure – Steven Washer “Mommy, Daddy tell me a story”! Language evolved simply to tell stories and get our point across many, many moons ago. Soon drama was added to create great storytelling allure. Stories give your subconscious mind direct access to the emotional arguements that actually allow you to make decisions, both big and small. This is the allure of great storytelling. In this video Steven Washer gets his point across in some unique ways with great style and panache. A great video resource for storytellers and storytellers and for telling better stories.
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.
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.”
Storytelling The Hero with Joseph Campbell Storytelling the hero archetype is for storytellers everywhere. “What we’re really seeking is an experience of being alive,” says Jospeh Campbell. Stunning imagery in this short video anchored in Joseph Campbell’s gentle words of wisdom at the beginning. A storytellers dream with powerful screenshots backed with some haunting music. A great storytelling journey with imagery and voice together speaks volumes, grasping the listner and cajoling them into the storytellers world.
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.

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