Storytelling: Digital Technology Allows Us to Tell Tales in Innovative New Ways

The Observer (London, UK), August 7, 2011 Summary: As the tools available to publishers grow more sophisticated, it’s up to us to experiment and see what sticks. Linear stories still dominate the printed page, our TVs, our radios, our games consoles and the theatre. Yet the process of telling a story doesn’t have to be …

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My Faith: How Storytelling Saved My Life

CNN Belief (Atlanta, GA), August 7, 2011 Summary: By Edward Grinnan, Special to CNN One spring day 25 years ago, I found myself perched on the 21st floor windowsill of a Denmark hotel room, holding what I thought would be my last alcoholic drink. I planned to give it up in a big way. For …

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Front-Porch "Twitter": The Importance of Face-to-Face Story-Sharing

by Lyn Ford A young student in a story-sharing / story-writing workshop that had been organized specifically for “gifted and talented” students hung back from those who rushed to their lunches. He never looked directly at me; he shuffled his feet and watched his shoes, and nervously glanced up at me as he spoke. He …

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Welcome to the National Storytelling Blog! Within our membership, we have people with expertise in all facets of storytelling. Here we offer their insights and highlight their stories for you to enjoy, learn, and connect.

Storytelling to Help Your Career

Storytelling to Help Your Career CNN (Atlanta, GA), June 29, 2011 Summary: “It occurred to me that everybody in business shares one universal problem: To succeed, you have to persuade others to support your vision, dream or cause,” Peter Guber, author of Tell To Win: Connect, Persuade, and Triumph with the Hidden Power of Story, …

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Storyteller Tries to Ease Tsunami Victims’ Pain

Japanese Times (Tokyo, Japan), May 14, 2011 Summary: A ‘Rakugo’ master is performing classic comedy tales along northeast coast in an effort to bring some cheer to evacuees. The traditional Japanese storyteller kneels in front of a room full of families that have lost everything — their loved ones, their homes, their entire town — …

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The Psychological Power of Storytelling

Psychology Today (New York, NY) , January 16, 2011 Summary: Stories are authentic human experiences. Stories leap frog the technology and bring us to the core of experience, as any good storyteller (transmedia or otherwise) knows. Our brains still respond to content by looking for the story to make sense out of the experience. No …

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The Psychological Power of Storytelling

The Psychological Power of Storytelling Psychology Today (New York, NY), January 16, 2011 Summary: Stories are authentic human experiences. Stories leap frog the technology and bring us to the core of experience, as any good storyteller (transmedia or otherwise) knows. Our brains still respond to content by looking for the story to make sense out …

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