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Storytelling

What's the Point

Tim McDonald | Posted 10.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Tim McDonald

When I start asking myself, "What do I want people to take away from this?" That's when everything falls apart. Frustration takes over because I could drive myself nuts thinking of how to phrase my words perfectly so that the majority of people will walk away with the information I want them to.

The Uptown Beggar

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 10.07.2014 | Impact
Mitch Ditkoff

Thirty days I spent with them. Thirty days walking, talking, buying them lunch and trying to discover the organizing principal around which my story would authentically take shape. And I did. Find it, that is. The moment I met Fred.

'We Are Lesbians!' Family Vacation Turns Into Dyke March Participation (VIDEO)

Nathan Manske | Posted 10.07.2014 | Gay Voices
Nathan Manske

2014-08-07-20140806KayleighSalstrandsmall.jpgDo you remember your first Pride event? Kayleigh certainly does, along with the impact that participating in Dyke March with her family had on her life.

Sales and Storytelling With Craig Wortmann

Charu Sharma | Posted 10.07.2014 | Business
Charu Sharma

Learning to problem solve, deliver value and communicate effectively as a salesperson will greatly benefit me in any and every professional and personal pursuit in future.

The Dalai Lama Film : An Interview with Mickey Lemle

Stephanie Spiro | Posted 10.04.2014 | Arts
Stephanie Spiro

This month I'd like to focus on the timely and extraordinarily important Kickstarter campaign for filmmaker Mickey Lemle's The Dalai Lama Film, raising funds on Kickstarter until August 10th.

The Perfect Stranger: A Talk With Wendy Corsi Staub

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 09.27.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

With the release of her 21st thriller, The Perfect Stranger, NY Times bestselling suspense novelist Wendy Corsi Staub will have published more than eighty novels in various genres.

Boyhood: The Last of Its Kind

Antonia Cereijido | Posted 09.22.2014 | Entertainment
Antonia Cereijido

It's possible that years from today historians will look back at this film and use the main character, Mason, as the prototypical example of one of the last people to be born into a world not dominated by social media.

This Home Was Expressly Built To Annoy Neighbors

The Huffington Post | Brie Dyas | Posted 07.22.2014 | HuffPost Home

File this under "Revenge Tactics Of The Genteel And Moneyed." Spite houses are exactly as they sound -- homes built expressly to upset a neighbor. Som...

Where Are the Stories of Girls?

Pam Allyn | Posted 09.15.2014 | Impact
Pam Allyn

This call to action rings as true today as it did over 70 years ago. The power lies with us, the people. Listening to stories, honoring them, and valuing the power of a young girl's voice cannot wait.

Tips From TED on Sharing Our Stories

Christine Bader | Posted 09.14.2014 | Impact
Christine Bader

Last week I spoke at TED@NYC, TED's annual salon of six-minute talks. It was an honor to be on a TED stage, but the rehearsal the day before was perh...

Being a Modern Indian Woman

Charu Sharma | Posted 09.06.2014 | Women
Charu Sharma

I am proud to be an Indian. But ours is a hypocritical society, and after tasting immense freedom abroad, I wonder if I will be able to marry a Brahmin man and settle in India to live a relatively submissive, traditional life that perhaps my family may have already pictured for me.

Why You Should Give Grape-Nuts Ice Cream A Chance

The Huffington Post | Kristen Aiken | Posted 07.11.2014 | Taste

It's like the bad blind date you never wanted to meet, who ends up charming you and becoming your husband.

Take A Look At The Magic Of New England's Ice Cream Stands

The Huffington Post | Alison Spiegel | Posted 07.11.2014 | Taste

Nothing says New England like an old-fashioned ice cream stand.

ReThink Review: 'Life Itself' -- On Roger Ebert And Why I Review Movies

Jonathan Kim | Posted 09.03.2014 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

I'm not a movie expert or someone trying to be what I think a critic is supposed to be, but simply a guy who loves movies and loves writing about them.

The 'Secret' To Getting Donors To Give More Charity

Forbes | Posted 07.02.2014 | Impact

Two weeks ago, the annual Giving USA report showed that American philanthropy continues to climb out of the trough of the Great Recession, one of the ...

The Art of Persuasive Storytelling

Vala Afshar | Posted 08.31.2014 | Business
Vala Afshar

"Your ability to shape your future depends on how well you communicate where you want to be when you get there. When ideas are communicated effectivel...

The Tools for Change: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 08.27.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

In 2013, I began giving a seed grant every single day of the year to a social change visionary with a practical plan to make their community and the w...

8 Ways to Build an Epic Business Idea

Bobby Umar | Posted 08.24.2014 | Business
Bobby Umar

Before you quit your day job, invest tons of cash and try desperately to get on Shark Tank, only to be embarrassed by them, you may want to engage in a few gut-checks.

What Writers Can Learn from Successful Business Leaders About Marketing Their Story

Dorit Sasson | Posted 08.23.2014 | Books
Dorit Sasson

Truthfully, us hard-working writers can learn a thing or two from business owners who use storytelling successfully if we want to build a name or brand for ourselves as well as a following.

What Your Words Do to Me

Jessica Braun | Posted 08.20.2014 | Parents
Jessica Braun

Right now, I need to stop and listen to the story that is taking shape for you, day by day. Right now I can support you best by being with you, not doing for you. Right now I can ask more questions and give less advice.

Why It's Important to Tell Great Stories

Paul Jarvis | Posted 08.19.2014 | Arts
Paul Jarvis

Think about this the next time you want to tell someone something. Whether it's to sell a product/service, make a point or give a speech. How can you reinforce what you've got to say with a good story?

Why Exaggerating Your Stories Is Good for Everyone, Mostly

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 08.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

Great stories are fabric of our culture. They inspire noble actions because they're a spell-binding blend of real emotion and imaginative embellishment that strikes a chord of authenticity with both the teller and the listener.

Why We Must Tell Our Own Stories

Diriye Osman | Posted 08.18.2014 | Gay Voices
Diriye Osman

I was offering a window into the lives of young people who happen to be African and gay in the midst of considerable hostility, but still managing to hang on to their identity.

Celebrating 40 Years of Disabled Lesbian Activism and Art

Chana Wilson | Posted 08.18.2014 | Gay Voices
Chana Wilson

Over the past four decades, disabled lesbians of the San Francisco Bay Area have claimed their worth and their beauty in a culture that rarely showcases their images. The project illustrates the richness of disabled lesbian artistic expression, featuring physicality, performance, and visual art.

The Legacy of Water

Rachael Freed | Posted 08.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Rachael Freed

So is it possible for us to affect this terrible legacy we're leaving the future? The best way I know is to tap my memories and share stories with my grandchildren hoping they will value water before it's too late.