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
The Stages of The Storytelling Journey Drink copiously from the Great Storytelling fountain of knowledge – the 12 stages of the hero’s journey. Overflowing with wisdom, The storytelling journey is told by Great Storyteller himself Joseph Campbell. Pointing to the brain in great storytelling as the secondary organ – “it must submit and serve the humanity of the body.” Storytelling Journey Structure His insights on ‘the system’ and its impersonal claims are fascinating. The interviewer either knows exactly where he’s going with this or he has stumbled upon Joseph Campbell in great form, dropping nuggets of pure golden wisdom at random here. “Its very nice to be able to put yourself in situations that will evoke your higher nature rather than your lower.”
Storytelling The Hero with Joseph Campbell Storytelling the hero archetype is for storytellers everywhere. “What we’re really seeking is an experience of being alive,” says Jospeh Campbell. Stunning imagery in this short video anchored in Joseph Campbell’s gentle words of wisdom at the beginning. A storytellers dream with powerful screenshots backed with some haunting music. A great storytelling journey with imagery and voice together speaks volumes, grasping the listner and cajoling them into the storytellers world.
Great Entrepreneurial Storytelling A top notch video of great entrepreneurial storytelling. Information and insights for great storytelling in business. Sitting down to watch this for the fourth time I’m still sketching out notes and ideas and plan on listening again to this this evening. What a wonderful use of the skills of great storytelling by a self professed chocaholic, color blind, lefthander! This video is priceless for its depth and quality.
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  
James Wedmore’s Power Of A Great Story In the power of a great story James Wedmore reccomends becoming familiar with the 5 different types of stories: – the personal journey – overcoming great obstacles – the fable – an inspirational story – a story of warning. James delves into these with an elegant simplicity that quite simply seems to make the impossible possible. Great stuff.
 Ira Glass Storytelling Ira Glass Storytelling is fantastic, imaginative and brilliant to watch. Stories have building blocks and this video raises the great questions about how to use them effectively.  They include 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 next is clear – its is raising a question from the very beginning. And so we begin to shape our story. Magical momentum makes great storytelling clear here. The insights he delivers here are qute substantial in their influence over any story. None more so that the moment of reflection interwoven with anecdote. His passion for the subject matter flows through this compelling video. A definite must watch. Ira Glass Storytelling + Drew Keller Storytelling For a top class, no-frlls, down-to-earth, back-to-back lesson on great storytelling, watch this video of Drew Keller storytelling now. Putting these 2 videos together delivers some down and dirty nuts and bolts to engineer some great story that will blow the socks off any competition and capture [More]

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