• 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."
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What Great Storytellers Know – Matt Chan An accomplished and experienced storyteller sharing insider tips on doing great story, well. This clip from a Ted storytelling presentation is a budding storyteller’s dream! Even great storytellers can learn from Matt Chan. His experience shines through as he simplifies some of the keys concepts that are often missed. A great watch here and definitely one to take notes on as well. Great Storytellers Experience A powerful and influential person in the world of television he is the creator of the series ‘Horders’. He is a great teacher gets his points across elegantly and with ease. A real polished presenter at work here. You may even find yourself watching this clip several times. Enjoy.
Jennifer Aaker’s Meaningful Storytelling Another top-knotch video here on meaningful storytelling. Full of facts, figures, research and data on the power great storytellers have in the hands. Superb information here. Stories are meaningful, more impactful and more memorable than pure data. Here Jennifer Aaker weaves story with data effortlessly. She concludes that the most important thing is feeling connected in order to create meaningful storytelling. This means connected not just to the story, but storyteller to listener as well. Excellent stuff here. Meaningful Storytelling Soundbites She says ultimately, “those who tell the best stories become the best leaders.” What a great short video and a superb watch once again from Jennifer Aaker. Stories are meaningful because they’re memorable, impactful and they connect. Memorable moments we tell in stories can have real power – especially when compared to facts which often fade over time. Its a real super power of stories. Impactful stories are made from stories we believe in and what resonates with us. The personal connection the audience feels makes the story meaningful – regardless of data or statistics. In fact the brain is already wired this way: emotion then rationalizing.
Great storytelling clues right from the start are the not so hidden signposts that let us kow great story is on the way. They’re to …‘make me care, capture my attention, enthrall me’. By design stories are made to grab hold of us in some way and filmaker Andrew Stanton explains some of his methods here. This video is crammed with pure golden nuggets filled with insight and drama. Andrew Stanton – Great Storytelling Clues The man behind Toy Story shows his true genius here. He drops info-bombs on how to convince and to compell through story. This is a masterclass beginning with his secret – the connection. Great connection through great storytelling allows us to feel and experience similarities between us. Unifying Great Storytelling Clues Clever implementation of  “The Unifying Theory of 2 + 2.” Never give your audience “4” –give them 2 + 2 so they arrive at 4 of their own accord, naturally. Masterful indeed and when done well this is a priceless nugget of golden knowledge. Stanton has taken storytelling into the 21st century. He’s refined and perfected the structure, dropping clues along the way like breadcrumbs. Invoke Wonder With Great Storytelling Clues You may find [More]
Walt Disney’s Secret use of Storytelling How Walt Disney made storytelling unique using 3 key principles. Some fascinating stuff here to add significant power to your storytelling. A highly informative video by Danny Dover that looks behind the curtain at some of Disney’s real expertise.
Great Storytelling Made Simple Storytelling Made Simple is a short 3 minute clip gives great tips on to tell a story. Nicely put together and with some very useful ideas and concepts. An easy to follow presentation that illustrates the basics. Worth a watch. Also click through the 2 following links to gather some complimentary material to this video from another author. What Storytelling Is And Is Not. The Secret To Great Storytelling 11 Laws of Great Storytelling  
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.
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]
 Ira Glass Storytelling Fantastic, imaginative, brilliant. Stories have building blocks and here this video raises some great questions about them.  They include the 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 other is that its raising a question from the very beginning. This begins the shape of the story. The insights he presents here are substantial in their influence over any story. None more so that the moment of reflection interwoven with the anecdote. Passion for the subject matter flows through this compelling video. A definite must watch.
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

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