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Storytelling

Enemy, I Love You. Why Polar Opposites Power Storyline

Peter Paskale | Posted 10.22.2014 | Books
Peter Paskale

Devour a book, become hooked on a TV show or be inspired by a speech and you're enjoying the skill of the storyteller. As to whether you remain reading, keep watching or tune-out, that's all down to how well your storyteller understood the power of paired opposites.

How to Be Successful Using Great Communication Skills

Tony Woodcock | Posted 10.17.2014 | Arts
Tony Woodcock

Storytelling is an essential part of every culture. People are always eager to hear or relate a story whether from a book, a film, a play, a remembrance from childhood or a recent vacation.

Telling My Story

Stephanie Mitchell Hughes | Posted 10.16.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Stephanie Mitchell Hughes

I believe that stories have the power to transform lives. In October 2013, I had the great privilege of telling my story at TedxColumbus. My story ab...

Seven Steps to Apply Design Economically in Startups

Soren Petersen | Posted 10.15.2014 | Business
Soren Petersen

Startups' biggest challenge is designing a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) and using it to prove that a niche with paying customers can be profitably a...

Is Collaborative Storytelling the Next Generation of Blogging?

Andre Bourque | Posted 10.13.2014 | Technology
Andre Bourque

A study that year found that 44 percent of users were more likely to engage with a brand that posts photos rather than purely text-based content.

Storytelling

Francis Levy | Posted 10.10.2014 | Books
Francis Levy

Storytelling is a little like driving in Manhattan.

If You Think Your Audience Is an Algorithm, You're Doing It Wrong

John P. David | Posted 10.10.2014 | Business
John P. David

If you are in a small, niche business, then you'd better be thinking about authentic, interesting, and worthwhile content, and forget about teaching to the algorithm test.

WATCH: NYC Has The Cronut, But The Craze In London: Bread Ahead's Custard Grenades

Liza de Guia | Posted 10.10.2014 | Taste
Liza de Guia

I tried to share one of his donuts. A novice mistake, as these are not made for sharing.

7 Techniques on How to Tell Real Stories That Will Make People Connect With Your Mission

Suzanne Skees | Posted 10.06.2014 | Impact
Suzanne Skees

How do you make people CARE about your mission? This is what I do every day: I work with nonprofits to tell stories that make people care about their...

Fostering An Early Love Of STEM Through The Power Of Storytelling

Jeremy Scheinberg | Posted 10.06.2014 | Parents
Jeremy Scheinberg

If we said the names Elsa and Anna or Lightning and Mater, most parents would immediately recognize the power that stories have to capture the hearts and minds of kids. So why aren't we using those amazing stories to answer kids' questions about the science and engineering they encounter everyday?

How to Save a Girl's Life With the Power of Literacy

Pam Allyn | Posted 10.07.2014 | Impact
Pam Allyn

It is about cultivating a love of reading, writing and learning. It is about finding new layers of meaning in our lives through the stories we read, and the stories we tell about our experiences.

Greg Walloch, the Gay Comedian with Cerebral Palsy, Talks About Howard Stern

Ilana Rapp | Posted 10.13.2014 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

What's the difference between an actor, comedian, writer and storyteller? I'm still figuring that one out, so I'm looking forward to your comments with the explanation.

It Takes Guts to Share Authentically, But When You Do, You Change Lives

Catriona Pollard | Posted 10.06.2014 | Business
Catriona Pollard

Any successful thought leader will tell you sharing useful and interesting information can be powerful in building a positive reputation and solid credibility. But sometimes just sharing information is not enough and like the old marketing adage says, "You should show not tell."

The Next Big (Small) Thing for #TheStitch...

Matt Pipkin | Posted 10.02.2014 | Impact
Matt Pipkin

While sharing about BLVR's investment in us, I shared my personal story of being sexually abused by a family friend when I was six, keeping it secret until after graduating college, and about the heavy toll it took on my life.

It Took Her A Long Time To Realize She Didn't Have To Change To Be Beautiful

The Huffington Post | Amanda Duberman | Posted 10.02.2014 | Women

In the summer of 2006, Micaela Blei resolved to "make herself beautiful." After a period of trial and error, she finally figured out how. Watch her st...

5 Bad Storytelling Habits of Highly Annoying Rabbis

Jonathan S. Shapiro | Posted 09.27.2014 | Religion
Jonathan S. Shapiro

To the learned men and women who lead the Jewish faith I would like to offer a simple message: Enough already. A frequent consumer of rabbinical sermons, I can say, with all due respect, that most of the time, the sermon bombs. And it is usually because of the same bad storytelling habits.

These Photos Prove That Everyone Sees The World Differently (WATCH)

The Huffington Post | Sahaj Kohli | Posted 09.19.2014 | Arts

Everyone sees the world differently, and when we put our images and unique visual perspectives together, it can create an amazing patchwork of visual ...

Write the Story You Want to Live

Nancy Sharp | Posted 09.16.2014 | Women
Nancy Sharp

I used to believe that all stories had a beginning, middle and end. While in the most obvious of ways, Brett's death was a finite end; it would take years for me to realize not only that the three of us could make a pleasing new life but that doing so meant rewriting our story.

The Power of Passion

Rob White | Posted 09.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Rob White

The impassioned person wastes no time on trivialities, never blames others for mistakes he makes, and gets excited about experimenting with new methods of achieving his goal. It's a fancy-hearted and fact-finding endeavor to live with passion.

The Future is Now

Thierry Dufay | Posted 09.10.2014 | Impact
Thierry Dufay

Our actions have to be in balance with the stories we tell ourselves for us to be able to feel good about ourselves. Stories are important, because the motivate us to do or not to do. They give us a justification for our behavior.

Why I'm a Transformative Language Artist

Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg | Posted 08.25.2014 | Arts
Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg

Leary of bedpans, I was too clumsy to serve people in the friendly airs or plié on the unfriendly stage, too short and stubby to model, too easily-distracted to take dictation, and too much of a ham to be a good actress.

A Storytelling Evening At Farmigo

Anne Maxfield | Posted 08.25.2014 | Taste
Anne Maxfield

The topic was "in the weeds," a restaurant term for being slammed with orders to the point that all hell breaks loose.

It's Story Time: Corporate Storytelling Brings Results

Anne Loehr | Posted 10.22.2014 | Business
Anne Loehr

The power of storytellers sharing their lives with the audience cannot be underestimated. The same power can be brought to your business with corporate storytelling.

The Secret to Building Empathy in College Students

Tim Elmore | Posted 10.20.2014 | Education
Tim Elmore

Storytelling, to a degree, can provide instruction closer to a real-life experience than a didactic lecture full of statistics. Here are some simple suggestions on how to capitalize on storytelling as you teach or lead students.

Welcome to Fergustan

Mike Bonifer | Posted 10.15.2014 | Politics
Mike Bonifer

When war comes home, we see pandemonium where deliberation might have saved innocent lives. Heightening the alarm in an already-alarming scene reduces the chances of a peaceful resolution.