by Norah Dooley and Carolyn Stearns This link to a Wikipedia description of storytelling festivals for those who don’t know about them and to create conversation about them: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Storytelling_festival How can we have more storytelling festivals added to the Wikipedia listing? It is as easy as 1,2,3. Wikipedia is only as good as the people…Details
Told by Joyce Story Click to listen Joyce Story Like all the stories in Joyce’s book Tales of the Sonoran Desert, these two stories captivate the listener with the light they cast on the unique desert that lies in the southwestern US and in Mexico. Giving voice to the desert’s plants and animals, the stories…Details
by Andrea Heckelmann The Issue One of my clients, in order to expedite the process of installing a new IT program, used an existing platform, rather than creating a new, customized version. After almost a year’s worth of efforts that included several postponed go live dates, management decided to stop the current project and direct…Details
Leadership Connext: The Role of Story in Voluntary Sector Leadership Development in Canada by Glory Ressler This selection illustrates the use of story in many forms in a major leadership development school in Canada. Download PDF The Missing Links by Carol Russell Story is used to enhance knowledge management in a British government department. Download…Details
Storytelling Your Way to a Better Job or a Stronger Start-Up New York Times Magazine (New York, NY), December 12, 2014 Summary: The age-old art of storytelling — something humans have done since they could first communicate – has become this year’s buzzword. In these days, you need to be compelling, unforgettable, funny and smart.…Details
told by Sandy Oglesby click to listen Sandy Oglesby Have you ever heard your phone ring at 3:00am in the morning and hated to pick up the phone thinking something awful must have happened to someone you love? This is “that” story. It was such a huge honor to tell at the NSN Conference. What…Details
Dubbo Photo News (Dubbo NSW, Australia), November 22, 2014 Summary: The performance of contemporary Aboriginal stories on the stages of regional theatres and performance spaces is not yet part of mainstream cultural programming. Yet, the expression of Aboriginal culture through storytelling has a history that far outdates Western culture, which makes its absence from…Details
(HSA) Retold by Kevin Strauss, M.S. Ed.
Once, in old Japan, an old woman was gathering firewood in the forest when she saw a sparrow hopping around on the ground. It was almost as if the sparrow couldn’t fly. The woman put down her firewood and slowly walked up to the bird.
“Don’t worry, little friend,”…Details
Why Your Brain Loves Good Storytelling Harvard Business Review (Cambridge, MA), October 28, 2014 Summary: Paul J. Zak said, “A decade ago, my lab discovered that a neurochemical called oxytocin is a key ‘it’s safe to approach others’ signal in the brain. Oxytocin is produced when we are trusted or shown a kindness, and it…Details
The Most Important Thing © Susi Wolf 2013 A mystic was meditating deep in the forest when he heard a noise and 3 young men appeared in the brush. “We are sorry to bother you, but we are seekers of truth and have come to find out something.” The old man welcomed them, built a…Details