Visual Storytelling and Great Ideas Great visual storytelling conveys ideas in story form. Visual stories versus concepts explained with logic and analysis imprint themselves in the brain faster. Stories are also universal crossing boundries of culture, age and gender. The MSL group here presents a wonderful short visual story on the evolution of storytelling. Visual Storytelling
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]
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.
Storyteller Poetess Sarah Kay Dazzling with rhythm and rhyme, this upbeat presentaion draws on storyteller poetess Sarah Kay’s own life experience to delight her audience. Quoting French poet Paul Valerie ‘a poem is never finished, it is only abandoned’ her self confessed obsessive nature keeps drawing her back to revisit her poetry. Poetry and Narritive Dancing effortlessly between narritive and poetry she conjures fantastic imagery sprinkled with sounds that make this a simply beautiful presentation. A remarkable skill, the storyteller poetess weaving both forms of story together so well, with so much passion and skill. Kay is the founder and co-director of Project V.O.I.C.E., founded in 2004, a group dedicated to using spoken word as an educational and inspirational tool.
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.
Christopher Vogler’s Great Storytelling of The Writers Journey from #LondonSWF on Vimeo. Christopher Vogler’s Great Storytelling Christopher Vogler gives great insight into the use of The Hero’s Journey in story. How it’s flexibility in structure adapts to different stories is stylishly outlined here by a modern magician. Up front with his answers the author doesn’t shy away from the difficult questions which adds spice to vogler’s great storytelling. During the initial viewing, its easy to understand how this man’s expertise lies not only in the hero’s journey – but in diseminating its powerful information. The Hero’s Journey and Christopher Vogler’s Great Storytelling A great interviewer puts great questions from his own experience. Its as if Vogler is tuned-in completely and understands exactly where the interviewer is coming from. He answers extremely well indeed without fluff and padding to his answers. His explanations of the stories’ structure and how the clues they carry relate to life is just brilliant. Great language and clarity throughout this video. Check out his book The Writers Journey – the mythic structure for writers.
Peter Guber Interview Peter Guber tells the story of his life. From the creative department in Columbia Pictures(1968) to president and head honcho of the studio. Then chairman and CEO of Sony’s Entertainment division. Here Peter Guber speaks about his use of storytelling successfully. Using story in all areas of his life to influence and inspire has made him a multimillionaire. However he has failed in some things. Curious Peter Guber Now a hollywood mogul he says “I was born curious.” His life was a series of ups and down including some cataclysmic failures. He says he learned more from the downs than the ups. Taking a key role in movie making he was involved in Taxi Drive, Close Encounters and Shampoo. Peter Guber Polygram Founder and CEO of Polygram he went on to sell it after a few years. He started movies like Gorillas in The Mist, Witches of Eastwick, Rainman as well as several flops. However he became more and more successful in the music, sports and media. Now Peter Guber teaches in UCLA as a full professor he is in the 3rd act of my life’. He wants the third act of his life to be the [More]
Great Storytelling Structures By Nancy Duarte Great Storytelling Structures explores why some presentations spellbinding and some not? Nancy Duarte shares with the audience the secret of compelling presentations. In this fascinating talk Nancy Duarte explains the model that she developed for designing transformative presentations. Strong Storytelling Structures She explains the essential qualities of an excellent presentation with examples. They are evident in the speeches of Martin Luther King and Steve Jobs. Nancy touches on the importance of strong presentation skills. She reminds us that its the only way to spread important ideas and to make sure that one is communicating ideas effectively. An excellent watch, well presented with great material. The examples she gives help to add significant weight to her already strong storytelling structures and ideas. Within these walls the tools of communicating our ideas with skill and precision bring our stories to life. I come back to this video regularly, always finding something I missed last time around. Always a sign of a presentation loaded with great material. A very well crafted piece.
Great Story Branding Story Branding blends storytelling with marketing. A short video story explains how a beer company in Colorado Springs took inspiration from a trip to Belgium. The brand and lifestyle leverages modern techniques with the age old power of story to publicise their product. Story Branding Beer Brilliant story of a bicycle adventure in Belgium that has led to a brewery and a new beer. Fat tyre beer carries the idea of the bicycle with fat tyres on an adventure. What will your advenmture be with the bottle of beer. Where will it take you? They invite their customers to interact using their stories of the brand and how it relates to them. They want people to tell their story. Where do they sit on the bike – where do you go on the bike. Its about adventure, exploring and being out on ones own. The beer carries that idea. Story Branding Building a story around a brand is skillfull and artful. Check out the brand archetypes and see the depth and accuracy of this method. Check out some of the finer details of marketing with story with this video.
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