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.
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.
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]
Dave Lakhani Persuasive Story Telling Dave Lakhani translates The Myth Model of Great story telling to the business model with great clarity. Here in part 2 he weaves the classic story myths with myths of modern society. He illuminates the differences between down the myth, the reality and the lie and lays bare their use and misuse in society, business, branding and marketing. The Persuasive Business Story Watch a real insightful presentation packed with actionable and usable information. Presented in Dave Lakhani’s own very real style he shows the mastery of practical story telling in the modern world. Great interaction with his audience with great tips and direction. He has guaged the temperature of the room and delivers with consummate ease. His voice and tone are used to great effect. Here he shows mastery of the pause to keep the audience attention, to lead and to change direction of his presentation. So many skills packed into this presentation as he raises and lowers the tempo of his delivery.
First Person Arts StorySlam:Marjorie First Person Arts (FPA) is Philadelphia’s home for The StorySlam. This nonprofit presents true tales performed by established artists and everyday people at twice monthly StorySlams, the Annual First Person Arts Festival, the weekly First Person Arts Podcast, year-round Classes and Workshops, and Applied Storytelling programs. For more information about FPA and to listen to the Podcast, visit firstpersonarts.org
Great Storytelling for Sales – Adrian Davis Great Storytelling for sales is a super presentation about the unlimited applications of story to the sales process. Indepth, detailed and littered with fantastic storytelling tips and techniques to make your story more profitable – fast. I’ve tried them, they work. You’ll need a notebook and a keen ear for this. You might even have to watch it in segments. Detailed slides, great images and explanations. Storytelling for Sales Made Easy Adrian Davis shares some of his greatest insights into storytelling for sales. I can’t reccomend this highly enough.
The Enchanting Power of Great Storying Here we encounter Susan Conley‘s magical voice and her spellbinding introduction to great storying. Telling stories from her own childhood and her own experience here she enchants and inspires the listener. This is tuly an art form – illuminated and its great story structure laid bare for all to grasp. This is her own story and she is highly engagiug. Great storying shows how easy it is to use and adapt your own experiences in a smooth and effortless way. You can tell she lived those tales, telling them with a great honesty in her voice. It’s incredible how often I hear stories that just don’t have that crucial component. And if the teler doesn’t beleive them – well, the audience is just one step behind. Great Storying Made Easy What do you have to do to tell your stories with this kind of honesty? What difference would it make to have this in your own telling of tales?
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]
The Great Storytelling Matrix 3 Storytelling Axes that help improve the skill of storytelling. Structures that fit a storytelling matrix help improve the ability to tell stories on the fly. Crafting seemingly effortless stories as and when needed are often rehearsed with the structure in mind. The Storytelling Matrix Made Clear With this form, the storytelling mind can compose interactive stories with complex information and content. The customization of your story can then deliver the information with ease and great effectiveness. Its all about practice of the storyteller giving fundamental shape and form to the narrative. Activity, complexity and personality form the structure. This is a story worldwide presentation and is filled with great information to practice and apply.
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