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“Stories are like magic lamps.
They have a sequence, there’s suspense and sure to be a roller coaster.”
- Sean D’Souza of Psychotactics.com, read his article on
The Three Core Elements of Story-telling (and Why you need to write stories Right Away)
Watch Jay O’Callahan who has the rare distinction of traveling the world telling stories. Here, he introduces us to the power of storytelling – that most human, and ancient, art form. Through the lens of a tale about NASA putting a man on the moon, O’Callahan illustrates how storytelling taps into our imagination, engages those around us, and inspires amazing achievements.
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You don’t have to be an Oscar winner to tell a great story. Chances are you do it all the time – at work, home, in your community.
The creator and master storyteller of Finding Nemo, Toy Story, and Wall-E – Andrew Stanton tells it like it is on his brilliant TEDtalk below.
Heed the Greatest Story Commandment : ‘Make me care’
Make it personal. “Use what you know. Draw from it. [Capture] a truth from your experience. [Express] values that you personally feel deep down to your core.”
“If story is such a big deal in human life, why doesn’t it get more attention? I think it’s because, in general, we just aren’t fully aware of it. In the same way that plankton isn’t aware that it’s tumbling through salt water, we humans aren’t aware that we are constantly moving through story—from novels, to films, to religious myths, to dreams and fantasies, to jokes, pro wrestling, and children’s make believe.”
Read this thorough interview on Scientific American with Jonathan Gottschall, the author of “The Storytelling Animal: How Stories Make Us Human”