• Great Storytelling News

    Connect with the community night journalists will be on stage to share stories from the filed and their careers. Sept. 28 at the Cape Coral Yacht Club.
    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.'
    ...at The Hotel Emma, Arkansas. For those who treasure the spoken word. The next 4 Tuesdays from 6.30pm - 8pm. $15 covers cocktails and snakcs.
    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 your brain's own natural storytelling processes including your hero maker, character design flaws and much more. One day with Will Storr on Sat. 23rd Sept., The Guardian N1 9GQ, London.
    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."
  • Telling The Greatest Story Of All

    Great Storytelling with Max Persuasion
A famous sizzling short story by Raymond Reddinton’s character. Short Story 1 in the series is hard hitting and powerful.
Story Control with Joseph Riggio and Jamie Smart live on stage disecting and disassembling their audiences’ stories. Quite a remarkable snippet of the whole process that tool place some time back. Expertly interacting with each other and with their audience, it highlights the inner story. Smart Story Control With his own Mythoself project of storytelling transformation Joseph Riggio has become a legend on stage. His stories are not ripples on the surface either. They’re deep, transformative and have a time-delayed sequence to them that is unbelievable. There’s real magic in action here in story control. Jamie Smart brings his down to earth approach and and enticement for the listeners to question the whole process. There’s smooth and masterful transitions between both, and there’s the rocky road of connection. Until you realise that’s not what it was about at all.  
Eamon Kelly Storytelling The famous Eamon Kelly Storytelling like he was born to do. His famous lilt and turn of phrase brings magic to his words. This example of Eamon Kelly Storytelling shows his fireside manner with the audience in the palm of his hand.
Why We Tell Stories We started to tell stories at a very young age. Its one of the first things we were wired to do. Tall tales, porky pies, exciting stories and everything imaginable inbetween. And as we grow up that ability is still firmly entrenched in our psyche. Its just that some people tell stories more than others. Here we hear the unique concepts of touring poet, published author, and co-director of Project V.O.I.C.E. Phil Kaye. His work can be found regularly in CHAOS Magazine. He has appeared on NPR, performed at Lincoln Center. Most recently coached and performed on the 2011 Providence National Poetry Team. He ranked third in the nation.
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.
The Storytelling Mystery Box By JJ Abrams Storytelling mystery box by JJ Abrams. In it he says “mystery is the catalyst for imagination”. He feels strongly that invoking wonder through mystery creates the environment for deeper and deeper engagement. His stoires thrive on propeling the imagination in this way. Brand Mystery Even great brands thrive on a little mystery to engage their audience and their customers. Using examples on screen he teaches his craft and opens the box to his own personal tried and tested tools and techniques. In full flow his presentation is magnificient with an endless list of examples to get his point across. JJ Abrams here demonstrating storytelling mystery and real mastery of his craft. Listen closely, there’s magic in action here.
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 Story-Telling with John Carlton Hard hitting, concise and no-nonsense approach to great story-telling. John Carlton is known as the most ripped off copywriter on the planet. Filled with smashing metaphors, brilliant tips and techniques for great storytellers – regardless of their level of experience. Story-telling the Old Fashioned Way Carlton says watching old movies like Casablanca and King Kong is important. They help you discover the great plot points. This is as important as being an avid read to smarten up your storytelling he says. Meanwhile ‘chained to the typewriter’ and ‘pumping out TV shows’ are metaphors that hark back to the old days. That was back when television executives demanded great product and fast! John Carlton’s inimitable style is famous. Its real story theatre. Story-telling Experience Here he’s cutting through the fluff and getting straight to the point. Laced with great visual imagery too, its a captivating watch. Uncompromising and irreverent John Carlton’s marketing rebel copywriting club is famous. His simple writing system knocks spots of the competition. And his story-telling expertise is that of a grizzled veteran with a lfetime in the trenches. You’ll find his character matches his skill – a real rarity today. Experience and [More]
Storytelling The Stillmotion Way: Part 1. Vimeo Series (2013) from stillmotion on Vimeo. The Great Storytelling Mojo Get some great storytelling mojo here with these super storytelling secrets. In the first 2 minutes you’ll find the key that literally opens the door to serious influence in your stories and to dig below the surface of what moves people in story. So get your pen and paper out now, before you press play here. This may be the most important information for your storytelling mojo that you’ll ever need. No-one talks about these vital cues in great story. So get get your pen and paper or open a document and start writing. Steps To Storytelling Mojo For our stories to have great Storytelling Mojo, we need 4 things: People Places Plot Purpose The P we put first determines the type of stories we tell. Plot is the overall arc and structure. Putting plot first and we have an action movie or story. Places are the big pictures as well as the detail. Put places first and we have a travel/location story. Purpose is our intention in telling a story or making a film. Put purpsose first and we have a commercial! [More]

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