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Getting Better at Storytelling: Creative Advice From Ira Glass

Getting Better at Storytelling: Creative Advice From Ira Glass | All things Vistage |
A brief film illustrates words of wisdom from the beloved host of This American Life.

Via Karen Dietz
ozziegontang's insight:

Karen Dietz continues to share the gems she collects and the insights that reinforce that we are and have always been storytellers.  Before written history the wisdom and history were passed down orally. Visiting here in Kauai the stories were shared/taught in movement and chant.

We are and have always been story tellers. The stories are thread that link the pearls of wisdom, knowledge, experience and insight together.

Karen Dietz's curator insight, February 18, 2014 8:43 AM

Ira Glass, the creator and storyteller of This American Life, rocks. The stories he and his guests tell are always interesting if not down right riveting.

But here Glass is not sharing about the mechanics of how to craft a story. In this short video he talks about the creative process, how/when some people short circuit that, and encouragement to get beyond that point.

This video applies to anyone engaged in storytelling -- and anyone engaged in any creative process -- from the arts to engineering.

For storytelling, you get better at sharing stories by practicing, getting better over time, and developing a body of work. Glass hits on all these points, giving us inspiration to both embark on the journey, and to keep going. 

Keep finding and telling your business stories! You will learn tons.

This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at 

Karen Dietz's comment, February 24, 2014 1:14 PM
Wonderful comments Ozzie! Many thanks for sharing.
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What's the Point of Creativity?

What's the Point of Creativity? | All things Vistage |
Creativity cannot be divorced from the real needs of real people.
ozziegontang's insight:

My creativity comes in the form of using my unique contribution to serve those around me whose lives I can touch. Or it may be in supporting those who can touch the lives of others that I cannot reach. How do I help share my love of humanity.

The Kalama Sutra shares in closing:

However, after thorough observation, investigation, analysis and reflection, when you find that anything agrees with reason and your experience, and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, and of the world at large; accept only that as true, and shape your life in accordance with it; and live up to it.

These words, the Buddha went on to say, must be applied to his own teachings.

Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, September 20, 2013 8:57 PM

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