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Art of Storytelling

Going Up? -- The 'Elevator Pitch' -- Be Ready to Tell Your Story on the Go

Donna Griffit | Posted 09.13.2015 | Business
Donna Griffit

I truly believe that we can help luck along by being prepared for opportunity when it knocks. And one of the must-have tools in our storytelling arsenal is the infamous Elevator Pitch - or the "quickpitch" as I have often dubbed it.

The Unbearable Lightness of Non-Profit Propaganda

Daniela Kon | Posted 08.20.2015 | Impact
Daniela Kon

I became brutally mindful of the BS that clogs up the social change industry, specifically about the lies that we, as content creators, producers, and filmmakers are communicating to the public about the "glorious impacts" that foundations and non-profits have on impoverished communities.

Storytelling -- Beyond the Buzz

Donna Griffit | Posted 07.29.2015 | Business
Donna Griffit

Storytelling - it seems to be one of the hottest buzz words today. Everyone is saying that you must know how to be a good storyteller - but does anyone really know what that means?

The Power of Disconnecting: How a Trip to Africa Saved My Mental Health

Adam Vavrek | Posted 07.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Adam Vavrek

I left Africa with a renewed focus, with a new perspective in both my personal and professional life and with the hope that I'll have the discipline and the wisdom to take the following with me:

Fabulous Examples That Connect Science and Stories, Part 3

Devishobha Ramanan | Posted 06.21.2015 | Parents
Devishobha Ramanan

What matters is the potential of these stories to fire up sparks all over their little heads. What matters is the potential of all cultures and mythological contexts to make similar connections.

Fabulous Examples That Connect Science and Stories Part 2

Devishobha Ramanan | Posted 06.20.2015 | Parents
Devishobha Ramanan

This series is about taking storytelling beyond storytelling and letting your children connect the dots between stories and science. Part 1 carried some great examples. Here are some more fabulous ones.

Fabulous Examples That Connect Science and Stories!

Devishobha Ramanan | Posted 06.14.2015 | Parents
Devishobha Ramanan

Over the next few days, I noticed that my kids came up with tremendous sci-fi material. One sibling fight even ended with an anguished, "I wish I had a time-machine and a magic mirror to show you what REALLY happened! She started it!"

The Secrets Behind Great Storytelling

Damian Bazadona | Posted 04.20.2015 | Arts
Damian Bazadona

Great storytelling -- whether it's a new play, a television spot or a speech -- is all about creating an emotional connection with the audience. Storytelling is elevated by great writers and great storytellers.

Looking to Advance Your Career? Let Me Tell You a Story

Beth Kuhel | Posted 04.13.2015 | Business
Beth Kuhel

If your stories are meaningful, succinct and are tied to the values and interests of your market, they could make you more memorable in the marketplace.

Tell Stories and Grow Rich: Interview With Bo Eason

Cortney McDermott | Posted 08.03.2014 | Business
Cortney McDermott

How can you grow rich in any field? By mastering your story. No one else has your story. It's your snowflake, your unique contribution.

Writing Sex Scenes for the Non-Genre Novelist

Warren Adler | Posted 06.08.2014 | Books
Warren Adler

For mainstream, non-genre novelists, writing sex scenes into a story line poses some serious questions. Unlike pornography, which is intended to arous...

Want to Hear a Good Story?

Mark C. Miller | Posted 07.02.2013 | Los Angeles
Mark C. Miller

Surrender, Los Angeles! The storytelling/spoken word movement has invaded and taken over the city, much as stand-up comedy clubs proliferated during the eighties and nineties.

Is Anybody Listening?

Jan Phillips | Posted 05.25.2013 | Impact
Jan Phillips

If you're not satisfied with how well people have been listening to you lately, ask yourself these questions and see how you evaluate your storytelling skills.

'Don’t Let Anybody Tell You What You Can And Can't Do' (VIDEO)

Posted 03.15.2013 | Teen

There is pretty much nothing more wonderful on all of YouTube than Amy Poehler's web series "Smart Girls At The Party," and yesterday they finally pos...

The Long-Lost Art of Storytelling: Why Your Content Sucks and What to Do About It

Allie Gray Freeland | Posted 03.12.2013 | Technology
Allie Gray Freeland

Contrary to others' belief of typing blog posts until your fingers bleed and you get noticed, there might be a missing link to your content and blogging strategy that may get you or your business found in the diluted space of the Internet: be a storyteller.

The Story of Crazy Legs

Nancy Sharp | Posted 04.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Nancy Sharp

Today, my late first husband's memory is like particles of dust in the air. He's with us in the most minute ways even when we aren't consciously remembering him. And that's true for all lost loved ones. We can trust that they breathe inside us as memories.