The Future is Now…& it's Called Sarah! Sitting on an early morning flight recently I overheard a fascinating conversation between the two gentlemen sitting next to me.
As we descending into a misty and overcast Brussels, having left an equally misty and overcast London, my fellow passengers, who were obviously work colleagues, inadvertently revealed a tantalizing glimpse to the future. The one was telling the other of a recent experience involving him setting up a business meeting with someone in Germany. He shared how setting up the meeting had taken several emails as logistics that included flights and accommodation were sorted in advance. Eventually the time and date were set and he took an early morning flight over the channel to attend the meeting. Up to this point I had only been ‘listening’ as I really didn’t have a choice, my interest in the conversation somewhat distant and detached. The response he received was not one he… or I for that matter expected: “You do know that Sarah is a robot,” said the host.
According to many, he’s the world’s foremost educator on story form and brand storytelling. Audio Stories. The Art of Storytelling. A number of years ago a good friend introduced me to a literary magazine called The Sun.
It is a monthly publication filled with black and white photographs, no advertisements, and lots of great stories. There is one section in particular that is usually the first thing I read as soon as my newest issue arrives called “Readers Write”. Each month there is a different theme and readers send in their personal reflections on that theme – sometimes with their name and sometimes anonymously but always with their heart. I think that is what draws me particularly to this section of the magazine. The stories are short – usually just a few paragraphs – but the stories are real and they resonate that way as I read them. Story telling. Periodic Table of Storytelling. Transmedia storytelling. Contemporary oral storytelling in performance, training and research. The 5 Types of Storytellers, According to Communication Expert Carmine Gallo – Prezi Blog.
These are often entrepreneurs, who rely heavily on their ability to explain complex ideas simply, clearly, and concisely in order to woo investors, employees, and customers.
Richard Branson is a great example of a storyteller who simplifies; he once said, “If your pitch can’t fit on the back of an envelope, it’s rubbish.” Tesla Founder Elon Musk is another example. In one presentation, Musk introduced a home battery that stores sunlight and converts it to energy. The entire presentation lasted less than 20 minutes, and Musk used short, simple words to describe the problem and his solution. He also introduced the language of narrative with a villain and a hero. 4. The Art of Contemporary Storytelling. A Look at Contemporary Storytelling with Emily Pearlman. By Joseph Hutt In our busy lives, we don’t always have the time to crowd around the proverbial fire to listen to friends and relatives spin their many tales, but even without the formal setting, it seems that we still love a good story.
From tweets, to the latest Netflix exclusive, to the New York Times Bestsellers: we surround ourselves with the narratives of our choosing, regardless of whether we recognize them as such. 8 Classic storytelling techniques for engaging presentations. A good public speaker takes their audience on a journey, leaving them feeling inspired and motivated.
But structuring your speech to get your ideas across and keep your audience engaged all the way through is tricky. Try these eight storytelling techniques for a presentation that wows. You’re doing a presentation, so you start with the facts you want to get across. Wrong! Humans are hardwired for stories. Contemporary Storytelling: Tales of Life Way After the Fall. By Ken Sanes Most works of fiction, from movies to stories told around the dying embers of a campfire, work their magic on us by employing a single set of elements.
They start by showing us characters who are in a state of exile from what they desire and who seek a kind of paradise in which their desires will be fulfilled. 000132859 132859. Storytelling. Story skepticism. I have been thinking about storytelling lately as a lot of people are talking about it as essential for business, leadership, and whatever ails you.
I have discussed it a few times over the years and have reviewed these thoughts. It appears that in the network era, storytelling is being retrieved, especially through podcasting and videos. Stories can be the glue, holding information together in some semblance of order, for our brains to process into knowledge. We are storytelling creatures. Shawn Callahan noted that, “Our memories evolved to hunt, gather & avoid danger. Here is an example from Canadian infantry soldiers in Afghanistan. “ When they are out in the field and return from a patrol, the exhausted soldiers relax together in small, tightly-knit groups – [Professor Anne] Irwin calls them ‘nesting circles’ – and recount the events of the day or the mission. In business, stories are an important medium for marketing and communications. Storytelling+Curation News.
Story Telling. Digital storytelling. Storytelling Ressources.