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]
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 Storytelling Persuasion Power The power of persuasion elegantly woven into a great story is legendary. Here Jennifer Aaker tells some great stories about how they fit so very well and so naturally together. This type of persuasion rocks! However her great skill here is weaving information and story together almost seamlessly. This is no small feat considering we’re used to having one as a main course and one for desert. Here on the same plate – they are served up impeccably well. In fact this secret sauce tantalises both sides of experience at the same time. The wider creative narritive and the detail are very well blended together. And science has shown just how well the human brain learns in this unique environment. Persuasion Power Made Easy It’s what makes this a super powered persuasion video. There’s some nittyy gritty on that topic right here.
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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