Joseph Riggio masterfully exposing the structure of the great story – our own story. Story simplified isn’t just an A, B, C formula. He shows the depth of our own great story and where the framework and walls are built. He explains how the great story is built and the foundations they’re built upon. Tell The Great Story
Great Storytelling Brain video needed to be made. Michael Gazzaniga, a leading neuroscientist drops in some serious insights here on how our brains really work – our brain on stories. After watching this fascinating presentation, you can begin to think of using your brain in delightful new ways. And you may also find some very useful understandings about why you do what you do. You may even want to build a great storytelling brain for yourself. And further insights may be found in this article at blogs.scientificamerican.com/literally-psyched/our-storytelling-minds-do-we-ever-really-know-whats-going-on-inside/. Brilliant stuff here. The Great Storytelling Brain He made some remarkable discoveries while studying both sides of the brain – seperately. He found unique actions bespoke to each side that add significant understanding to our ability to tell stories. He found one side of the brain, the left side, wants to explain and explain actions after they occurred adding in detail and accuracy. This is the left hemisphere called the Interpreter. The right side would make up the story about it, to be understood, called The Narrator. Together, they make up our great storytelling brain and a marvel to behold. In this wonderful insightful presentation he makes simple the concepts of our great [More]
Dan Harmon makes a mockery of the term Born Storyteller. His Story Circle is his invisible storytelling tool and breaks new ground in great storytelling. If you haven’t guessed yet, I’m a HUGE FAN of Dan Harmon. He has written hundreed of episodes for TV shows that I’ve lost count. In fact after this short video you may already be able to identify some of them. Born Storyteller Harmon reaveals that Change is the key to any story. One tool he uses to perfection is the reveal. He builds and develops his characters in a way that they are always revealing something. And he does it in such a beautiful way. Born Storyteller – 8 Steps You. Need. Go. Search. Find. Take Return. Change. A nod to the original 17 stage Hero’s Journey by Joseph Campbell. Born Storyteller – Harmon Quest Available on the VRV Streaming platform, harmon Quest is fantastic. What a magical mix of improv and animation in front of a live studio audience. Its almost live story creation as you watch. Now watch, listen and go find a tale to tell! Image:By Brainflow [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], from Wikimedia Commons.
Our stories are often how we define ourselves. Most people have a single story, a one-dimensional narritive that defines them. It doesn’t have to be that way. SINGLE STORY CULTURE Here, in this TED Talk novelist Chimamanda Adichie talks of the danger of her friend having a single story. She asks some hard questions and points how our cultural stories can lock us into a limited and rigid view of the world. Stories are defined by the principle of ‘nkali’ – of power. Power, Chimamanda explains “is not just the ability to tell the story of another person, but to make it the definitive story of that person.” SINGLE STORY FAILURE “If you want to dispossess a people”, the Palestinian poet Mourid Barghouti wrote, “the simplest way to do it is to tell their story, and to start with ‘secondly’… and you have an entirely different story. Start the story with the arrows of the native Americans, not with the arrival of the British and you have an entirely different story. Start the story of the failure of the African State and not with the colonial creation of the African State and you have an entirely different story.”
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