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.
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.
Storytelling Demystified By Julian Friedman In Storytelling Demystified, Julian Friedman says: “A story is much more about the audience than it is about the plot.” Crammed with excellent nuggets of information and low hanging fruit for budding storytellers and writers. This Ted talk is well worth watching many many times over. The Mystery of Storytelling Agent Julian Friedman poses some fantastic questions here in storytelling demystified. He cajoles his auduence by setting the scene and questionning every assumption about what makes a great storytelling. The mysterious process of how we tell stories is something that millions around the world want to be able to do, but 99.9% effectively fail at. Yet what we communicate can change the lives of the writer and the audience alike. Here Julian Friedmann who has worked with writers for over 40 years believes that storytelling is more about the audience than the writer.
Adam Wade Reinventing Storytelling Adam Wade great storyteller, live reinventing storytelling. What a great voice telling some great stories with fantastic imagery. Great use of his voice shows his experience. What great engagement and great connection he makes with his audience. Tips For Reinventing Storytelling Littered with tips in abundance and signposts pointing the way Adam Wade shows how to becom a great storyteller.
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]
Great Storytelling with Drew Keller Drew Keller says that defining your objectives in your storytelling is important. Some great advice here from identifying your objective and shaping your story to checking to see if this content already exists somewhere. However, it’s in the telling that his expertise shines. Delivering one of the most ‘on-point’ concise and no nonsense presentation on story you’ll ever find. The Drew Keller Formula Drew Keller flies through key points needed to develop and tell great story. What a brilliant way of building a framework for story that makes memorable any topic. Here are his key points: Define Objective. Does this content exist elsewhere? Audience Viewing Environment Defining Objective Specifics. Measureable goals. A call to action. They are all possibilities that not only give you direction in your story but determine the outcome of your efforts. The more accurate the better. The clearer and more concise the better. Make your Objective crystal clear in one sentence. Write it down – short, straightforward and on message. Pre-existing Content Placement and perspective. Where exactly does your content fit? Does it go up against, sit alongside or even compliment the information that your viewer may have already found elsewhere [More]
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.
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]
Great Storyselling Structure Here we find the basics of storyselling structure. And suggestions on how to write your storyselling story. The most powerful way to put ideas into the world today. Lots of great story structure here.
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