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Discovering the art of storytelling by showcasing methods, tips, & tools that help you find and tell your story, your way. Find me on Twitter @gimligoosetales
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Checklist for a multimedia — and multi-nation — reporting trip | Journalists.org

Checklist for a multimedia — and multi-nation — reporting trip | Journalists.org | How to find and tell your story | Scoop.it

A case study in the form of a checklist of a multimedia project that took me to Vietnam, China and India. Hopefully, this will be useful to those who are figuring out how to approach extensive multimedia packages.

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Thoughts on Seeking Out Multimedia Stories | RU Online Journalism 2

Finding a Story is the Hardest Part Before you get to the work of shooting and editing and putting your story together, the real work is learning to how to identify and pursue story that is worth your time and the audience's time.

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Apple's iBooks Author presents journalists with a new storytelling platform | Poynter.org

Although Apple released iBooks Author, its new tool to create interactive e-books, as part of its push into textbook publishing, Wayne MacPhail believes it “could be the platform for a whole new form of rich-media, long-form journalism.”

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3 digital storytelling apps to watch out for in 2012 | Web Distortion

3 digital storytelling apps to watch out for in 2012 | Web Distortion | How to find and tell your story | Scoop.it

Storytelling is hot right now. This collection of apps showcases some of the best digital storytelling available on the web today.

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The Social Media Benefits Of Telling Tall Tales! | High Profile Enterprises

The Social Media Benefits Of Telling Tall Tales! | High Profile Enterprises | How to find and tell your story | Scoop.it

There seems to be one aspect of our childhood that never loses it's appeal - and that is storytelling. There are great social media benefits available from using our love of stories!

 

When you use the biggest social media platforms in the world you only get a small space to capture your audience and everyone knows the timespan for attention online can be mere seconds, so if you don’t engage your audience quickly and grab their interest they will move on very quickly to listen to other more compelling stories.  Tips on how to best tell your story on some of the most common social meda platforms.

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A Storytelling Opportunity for the Future | Victoria Storytellers Guild

This should be of interest to us all but certainly will interest some of the more advanced professional storytellers, especially those who may wish to work with industry and those who wish to advance their own business or any business that they favour.

 

In the attached videos, Jonathan Mildenhall, Vice-President, Global Advertising Strategy and Creative Excellence at The Coca-Cola Company, explains how Coke will leverage the opportunities in the new media landscape and transform one-way storytelling into dynamic storytelling hoping to add value and significance to people’s lives. Jonathan describes the challenge of content creation in an enlightening way, reminding us that “every contact point with a customer should tell an emotional story”.

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These Stories In These Pictures | Story Center

These Stories In These Pictures | Story Center | How to find and tell your story | Scoop.it

This is a storytelling guide for a project to have you write a little story from some picture or a small group of pictures you already own. Most of us could tell any number of stories from the pictures hanging on our walls, or gracing our mantels and bookshelves. Opening our albums, we have whole novels and films about lives lived or the details of the important events in our lives. Here we are looking for a selection of one to three photographs, and a little story, one to be written in a single sitting, read once to a listener and touched up for sharing with an audience of strangers on an electronic screen.

 

See http://www.storycenter.org/resources.html (Centre for Digital Storytelling) for more links & resources

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Graphic Narratives - Penn State Humanities

Graphic Narratives - Penn State Humanities | How to find and tell your story | Scoop.it

In February, 2009 and again in 2010 and 2011, fourth year medical students at Penn State College of Medicine enrolled in an elective course in Medical Humanities called “Graphic Storytelling and Medical Narratives.” The course was developed to show fourth-year medical students “how graphics and text can be used to effectively communicate complex medical narratives, and [to] develop their own stories into graphic depictions.”

 

Enjoy the following Graphic Storytelling and Medical Narratives by the medical students at Penn State College of Medicine!

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Ten Digital Storytelling Projects | Free Technology for Teachers

Ten Digital Storytelling Projects | Free Technology for Teachers | How to find and tell your story | Scoop.it

A couple of months ago I put out a call for readers who were interested in sharing their digital storytelling projects to get in touch with me. There was a good response to that call. From those responses came ten digital storytelling projects developed and conducted by educators just like you and me. I assembled the stories, added some content of my own, and put together the PDF that you download below...

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tumblecloud Unveils A Collaborative Take On Slideshows | TechCrunch

tumblecloud Unveils A Collaborative Take On Slideshows | TechCrunch | How to find and tell your story | Scoop.it

tumblecloud founder and CEO Brian Andreas (an artist who also runs the boutique publishing house StoryPeople) describes the company’s “clouds” as a new form digital storytelling, but they’re probably easier to think of as multimedia slideshows. tumblecloud breaks the process down into three steps — grab, mix, and share. You can pull photos, music, and other media from your computer or from other online services; use a simple drag-and-drop interface to assemble everything into a presentation; then share it with other users.

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Creative tips 4: creative storytelling | London Creative Photographer

Creative tips 4: creative storytelling | London Creative Photographer | How to find and tell your story | Scoop.it

I have been thinking about documenting my older children’s first day at school but was both procrastinating and feeling uninspired. Then I came across a photo by Skye Hardwick that really inspired me, and thus the thinking started. And carried on for a few weeks.  Then one fine day in late September of last year, we came home from school and I knew the thinking had to cease and the doing to start. So within 5 minutes, I grabbed the things I knew I wanted to use and set-up the shots in a 2 meter square area.


It’s time to tell a story.  Back to School.
If you want to tell a visual short story creatively, for tips, I am going to walk you through my thought processes during this shoot which took less than 45 minutes from start to finish.

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Digital Storytelling | Principles of Democracy

Digital Storytelling | Principles of Democracy | How to find and tell your story | Scoop.it

A wiki on digital storytelling, including information on copyright, fair use & creative commons.

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4 Tips for Great Storytelling: For Public Relations and Life | PR News

4 Tips for Great Storytelling: For Public Relations and Life | PR News | How to find and tell your story | Scoop.it

Professional storyteller Slash Coleman provides four tips on how to construct stories to appeal to audiences and craft a compelling tale.

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Now, Maybe, Finally: Signature stories, Tebowing and lasting memories | Naples Daily News

Now, Maybe, Finally: Signature stories, Tebowing and lasting memories | Naples Daily News | How to find and tell your story | Scoop.it

Just like no one else has a signature exactly like yours, it's your signature stories of your experiences that set you apart from others. The way you tell and act out your stories and experiences can make your stories more meaningful and your points more memorable, thereby enhancing the chances that those who hear you will talk about you and your signature story that touched their heart.

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How Are You Telling Your Story?...Part 2 Voice & Narration | The Alien Next Door

How Are You Telling Your Story?...Part 2 Voice & Narration | The Alien Next Door | How to find and tell your story | Scoop.it

The term “Voice” describes various aspects of a writer’s expression in story; it includes your unique writing style and the style you’ve chosen to adopt for the particular story you’re telling. The voice of your story is influenced by your audience—youth, adults, crazy people, etc.—as well as the subject matter and general overall theme of the story.

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Storytelling Through Paper by su blackwell | DMVculture

Storytelling Through Paper by su blackwell | DMVculture | How to find and tell your story | Scoop.it

su blackwell distinguishes herself with versatility by personifying expression as well as redefining the purpose of paper. Molding sheets of paper from books into a world of life with beauty she amuses delight with an explanation that nothing is ever as it appears in form.

 

"Paper has been used for communication since its invention; either between humans or in an attempt to communicate with the spirit world. I employ this delicate, accessible medium and use irreversible, destructive processes to reflect on precariousness of the world we inhabit and the fragility of our life, dreams and ambitions.”

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Find your own story | Humanware Works

Find your own story | Humanware Works | How to find and tell your story | Scoop.it

Stories are everything but fiction. They are a reflection of life, feelings and even freedom. They are learning and wisdom. They grow and they breathe. They have vision and emotions. There is not a single soul that doesn’t share one or hear one. Stories are life because life, is a story. And the funny bit is, stories are more human than humans will ever be. Coming back to the eternal question, ‘ What is your purpose in life? ’ My answer is: ‘Finding my own story’

 

The only thing big enough to summarize life, is a story because we are the stories we tell. The only question is ‘How can you find your story?’  Here are some things I would do, they are yours to try, I am convinced to use it as a management concept and maybe to assist people in the long run too, I call it ‘Story-Boarding’

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This is the best article i have read about stories! I never thought stories could mean so much.
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Storytelling: How To Write a Book With Your Kids and Capture Family Memories | Mom It Forward

Storytelling: How To Write a Book With Your Kids and Capture Family Memories | Mom It Forward | How to find and tell your story | Scoop.it

Every family has a story. Some stories are funny, others are heartwarming, and some family stories are educational. There are mothers who write about autism or about adoption. I have seen celebrities write books about cooking, parenting, acting, or what it’s like in live in Hollywood. Katy Perry could write a book about what it was like being a small town Christian girl who exploded on the music scene as one of the biggest stars in the world. Nothing in our life is ever clean and simple. Whatever you’ve been through, it is a story that could possibly help someone else.

 

How To Write a Book With Your Kids

Here are some ides to get your stories down on paper and involve the whole family.

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Transit: A Photojournalist's Quest to Tell the Stories of People on the Run | The Atlantic

Transit: A Photojournalist's Quest to Tell the Stories of People on the Run | The Atlantic | How to find and tell your story | Scoop.it

Espen Rasmussen, an Oslo-based photographer, has spent seven years documenting displaced people around the world for his Transit project, a multimedia work that includes photography, video, a website, and an exhibition at the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo. The videos blend Rasmussen's photographs and interviews, edited together by Anna Stevens at Panos Pictures, to tell the personal stories of people coping in the wake of devastating events.

 

It began as a single story...

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The Art of Storytelling | Trend Hunter

The Art of Storytelling | Trend Hunter | How to find and tell your story | Scoop.it

In this intriguing discussion with storyteller Michael Margolis, he tells the audience why people teach others what they need to learn most.

 

Margolis believes that we all have something that is driving our passion and curiosity. It is only when one can identify the clues of their past that they are able to see themes that have been driving their lives and be able to connect with them to become conscious of not only the story that they are living, but also of the one they want to create for themselves.

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SoundCloud Hits 10 Million Users, Launches Instagram Storytelling |

SoundCloud Hits 10 Million Users, Launches Instagram Storytelling | | How to find and tell your story | Scoop.it

Not even two years after reaching 1 million users, social audio service SoundCloud announced today that it has surpassed the 10 million user mark. The Berlin-based company has risen to become a major force in audio content creation and sharing on the Web, becoming a sort of "YouTube for audio" used by musicians, journalists and pretty much anybody with a need to record and share their own audio files.

 

To celebrate the milestone, the four-year-old startup has released an audio slideshow storytelling app called Story Wheel. It uses the Instagram API to grab a set of pictures, from which you can select the ones you want and order them. Once the photos are arranged, a brief narrative can be recorded in the browser. The end result is a shareable photo slideshow annotated by you.

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A story told in three lines is a good story | The Hindu

A story told in three lines is a good story | The Hindu | How to find and tell your story | Scoop.it

A story is about the what, a screenplay is about the how: Javed Akhtar

 

‘A story needs coherence. If an entire story can be told in three lines, it's a good story' said Javed Akhtar, poet, lyricist and scriptwriter, while discussing the intricacies of storytelling in the morning session of The DSC Jaipur Literature Festival's penultimate day.

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Finding Your Voice in America-Storytelling For ELL Students | Meaning Matters

Finding Your Voice in America-Storytelling For ELL Students | Meaning Matters | How to find and tell your story | Scoop.it

Stories are the core of what our relationships are founded on. They connect us and help us relate to other people. Think about when you are sitting around the table with a group of friends, you share personal experiences, recount someone else’s story, tell jokes, all which can be thought of as types of storytelling. Without the voice to tell a story however, this social aspect would be missing. Storytelling in my classroom has not only benefited all children in my class, it has given the English Language Learners (ELL) in my class a safe environment within which to practice a new language, connect with peers and listen to examples of story language. I believe that the motivation to share stories with one's peers has been the key component to the rate in which one child’s English has flourished in my class.

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Other People’s Genius: Rad Resources on Screenwriting, Storytelling, and Some Beautiful Tales to Inspire | Kat Asharya

Other People’s Genius: Rad Resources on Screenwriting, Storytelling, and Some Beautiful Tales to Inspire | Kat Asharya | How to find and tell your story | Scoop.it

Links to filmmakers tips and interviews.

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Storytelling lesson plans for elementary school teachers | ProTeacher!

A collection of links to other resources, including lesson plans and activities.

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