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Storytelling

Communicate Value: Fight List Maker Syndrome

Liz Wainger | Posted 05.28.2015 | Business
Liz Wainger

One of the secrets of successful people is that they make lists of things they want to accomplish. Then they march along their to-do list to accomplishment nirvana. While that may work for productivity, it's a terrible technique for communicating.

The Importance of Finding Your Tribe (VIDEO)

Nathan Manske | Posted 05.28.2015 | Gay Voices
Nathan Manske

2015-05-22-1432338746-5872862-2015052214323122322116311RobertandGarysmall.jpgThroughout Robert Scott's life, he had an alcoholic father, became overweight and addicted to drugs, and was affected by the AIDS crisis in San Francisco in the 1980s. Reflecting on his life, he realizes one thing: the importance of finding one's tribe.

Seven Strategies for Humanizing Brand Storytelling

Anneliza Humlen | Posted 05.21.2015 | Business
Anneliza Humlen

Prior to the emergence of social networks, brand storytelling would typically unfold as a controlled narrative told from the perspective and interests of the business.

7 Lessons You Need to Learn When Writing Your Book

Maria Ross | Posted 05.18.2015 | Books
Maria Ross

Ever wanted to write a book? Do you have an unfinished opus about your expertise sitting on your laptop? How about the next Harry Potter or crime thriller?

Are Small Presses the Best Choice for Latino Writers?

Daniel Cubias | Posted 05.16.2015 | Latino Voices
Daniel Cubias

Recently, I wrote about the dismal publishing scene for Latino authors. Well, I was remiss in at least one aspect. I implied that Hispanic writers are limited only to pitching the big New York publishing houses or jumping into the self-publishing quagmire. There is another option.

Why Create a Culture of Storytelling?

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 05.12.2015 | Business
Mitch Ditkoff

Unless you've been living in solitary confinement for the past few years, chances are good that you are a member of some kind of organization or community -- a gathering of people who have come together in service to a common goal.

Odd and Curious People You Meet at a Book Signing

Elaine Ambrose | Posted 05.12.2015 | Comedy
Elaine Ambrose

The momentary glamour was offset by the reality that I made enough money to pay for my gas to drive back home. But I did meet some interesting characters.

Veterans: Serving and Healing in Community

Lily Casura | Posted 05.12.2015 | Impact
Lily Casura

Over the past year, I haven't been able to shake the importance of that word "community" in thinking about veterans, whether it's the bond they have with one another or what sort of impact they can have on society at large.

How Safe Are You From People Who Spew Hatred?

Greg Frucci | Posted 05.11.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Greg Frucci

Photo by Greg Frucci, 2010 We've all been there... it is OK to admit the memory to yourself. You begin your day with an open mind. You are p...

Cooking With Granny on Mother's Day

Caroline Shin | Posted 05.08.2015 | Taste
Caroline Shin

Last Mother's Day, I filmed an interview with my now 89-year-old grandma and her 96-year-old best friend in their assisted living home in Queens, NY.

Muhammad: More Than a Prophet, More Than a Cartoon

Mohsin Mohi-Ud Din | Posted 05.07.2015 | World
Mohsin Mohi-Ud Din

While leading storytelling workshops with Syrian refugee youth, I found myself unavoidably drawn into a spirited exchange in which some perceptions of religion and culture both encouraged and discouraged the pursuit of self-expression, creativity and communication.

Every Number Tells a Story

Pioneers for Change | Posted 05.07.2015 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

In today's world it can be overwhelming to find meaning in the explosion of data, graphs and charts. The trick to navigating this new landscape is to make a concerted effort to find personal connections to the numbers and tell the stories behind the numbers.

Did Fire Spark Storytelling?

Michelle Scalise Sugiyama | Posted 04.24.2015 | Science
Michelle Scalise Sugiyama

How many of us have wondered, to paraphrase Ursula Le Guin, why we huddle about the campfire? A recent study poses an answer to this question by looking at what hunter-gatherers talk about as they sit around the fire at night.

Photojournalism: Capturing the Stories of Our Globalizing World

Gwyneth Frederick | Posted 04.20.2015 | Impact
Gwyneth Frederick

Photography meshes reality and art together to portray the surreal truths of our world. It recalls times past and harbors life-impacting moments in tangible still-life frames.

Emily Johnson Shares SHORE in Lenapehoking/New York City

Jennifer Edwards | Posted 04.17.2015 | Arts
Jennifer Edwards

Emily Johnston / Catalyst launches the Lenapehoking (New York City) installment of SHORE on Sunday April 19th, with gatherings and events taking place at various locations April 19-26, and performances at New York Live Arts happening April 23-25.

Fabulous Examples That Connect Science and Stories!

Devishobha Ramanan | Posted 04.16.2015 | 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!"

Memoirs: No One Wants to Read Your Diary

Jennifer S. Wilkov | Posted 04.14.2015 | Books
Jennifer S. Wilkov

We all have a story to tell. Our lives are our stories. That's why the memoir category exists--because we love to read biographies and memoirs of those names we know and the people we want to learn more about.

Why Creativity Matters: Engaging Artists in the Post 2015 Development Agenda

Lisa Russell | Posted 04.14.2015 | Impact
Lisa Russell

Tomorrow starts World Creativity and Innovation Week (which runs April 15-21) and in honor of it, Emmy-winning filmmaker and Founder of "I Sell the Sh...

I Have a Mental Illness, and I am More Than the Same Single Story

Stephanie Mitchell Hughes | Posted 04.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Mitchell Hughes

The problem with the same story about those suffering from mental illnesses is that it keeps us shrouded in secrecy and shame.

Speaking Truth to Power

Katie Redford | Posted 04.08.2015 | Impact
Katie Redford

It took years for this epidemic of rape to come to light. This is quite common: many victims are too scared to speak, enduring the lasting emotional and physical trauma alone.

Which Character in the Harry Potter Franchise Has the Most Compelling Story Arc?

Quora | Posted 04.07.2015 | Entertainment
Quora

Do you remember the Neville of Sorcerer's Stone? The kid that lost his Rememberall? He ruined cauldrons, broke his wrist, ended up going to the stupid duel and getting cursed by Malfoy. And then, Neville he ended up in detention because the Golden Trio decided that they wanted to be dragon smugglers today. The detention that landed them in the Forbidden Forest? Yeah, that one.

'Killer, Come Hither': A Conversation with Louis Begley

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 04.07.2015 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Louis Begley has written 11 novels, the latest, Killer, Come Hither, features Jack Dana, a Marine infantry officer who was wounded while serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. He has become a writer, with his debut novel skyrocketing to bestselling status.

Real Moments of Truth on the Job

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 04.06.2015 | Business
Mitch Ditkoff

As the story goes, 2,500 years ago, Buddha gave a wordless sermon to his disciples. All he did was hold up a single white flower -- a lotus. That's it. No words. Just a flower.

Harvey Milk Told This Man One Thing That Changed His Entire Life (VIDEO)

Nathan Manske | Posted 04.03.2015 | Gay Voices
Nathan Manske

2015-04-04-1428117723-2826420-2015040314280836661352689RonHuberman.jpgOne person really can make a difference. For Ron Huberman, all it took to find himself on the path toward an accomplished life was meeting Harvey Milk. The fateful day came after a cross-country road trip from New York to San Francisco.

The Call You Don't Want to Make and the Miracle That Happened As a Result

Lisa Bloom | Posted 04.03.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Lisa Bloom

It was a difficult call to make. I was torn, knew I had to make it but felt unsure, unsafe, sad. I had procrastinated. Found anything else to do rathe...