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Storytelling

What If Someone Told You to Jump Off a Cliff

Robin Amos Kahn | Posted 11.19.2014 | Impact
Robin Amos Kahn

I was one of those kids in school whose hand always shot up with answers. Well, to clarify, that was in history and English -- and probably not ever in math or science.

How The Story You Tell Yourself Can Make You Happier

Quartz | Sonali Kohli | Posted 11.18.2014 | World

Harnessing happiness has become something of a cultural obsession. Countless studies have linked our happiness to money, age, location, and timing of ...

5 Lessons I've Learned From Humans of New York

Camryn Garrett | Posted 11.12.2014 | Teen
Camryn Garrett

It's easy to ignore what's going on around you, and to let people and events fade into one gigantic blur. But if you take a moment to observe, to really stop and give people some attention, you could learn a whole lot.

How Brooklyn's Busiest Pie Shop Embodies Slow Living

The Huffington Post | Alison Spiegel | Posted 11.06.2014 | Taste

The sisters behind Four and Twenty Blackbirds prove that slow living is not about reduced speed, but about greater intention.

Why Are People So Drawn To Fiction?

The Atlantic | Cody C. Delistraty | Posted 11.03.2014 | World

When an English archaeologist named George Smith was 31 years old, he became enchanted with an ancient tablet in the British Museum. Years earlier, in...

Your Story Matters. Here's Why.

Jamie Rautenberg | Posted 10.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Jamie Rautenberg

When I was more of a night owl, I spent a lot of time in the East Village at the theater Under St. Marks listening to one of the most powerful storyte...

How to Get Your News From Poems

Josh Stearns | Posted 10.24.2014 | Media
Josh Stearns

"It is difficult / to get the news from poems," wrote American poet William Carlos Williams, "yet men die miserably every day / for lack / of what is found there." And yet, we are seeing more and more efforts to combine poetry and reporting.

Standing Naked in Fear and the Question That Wouldn't Go Away

Lisa Bloom | Posted 10.23.2014 | Women
Lisa Bloom

And thankfully, the ultrasound was fine. There was nothing to worry about after all. It's been an incredible lesson and the start of an amazing journey. I had a feeling it might resonate for you too. Does it?

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 ...