My Case Western digital storytelling talk, first part.
This is an interesting SlideShare program and here is what I like about it: it is a terrific history of digital storytelling. I like historical reviews of this because it always helps me understand and put into context the digital multi-media storytelling that is going on today.
Now here is where the piece gets a little off-track. Slide 17 is a definition of storytelling. But really at the heart it is defining storytelling as a description of a series of events. Albeit with emotion and meaning attached. But if you continue through the slides and the examples the author shares, you can see that a sequence of events -- even when emotions are shared -- is not really storytelling. It is people narrating a series of events and their reaction to it.
Nothing wrong with that -- just notice the difference. There is definitely a place for this type of sharing/dialogue/discourse. But I wouldn't want you to think this is effective business storytelling -- the kind of storytelling you need to do to grow your business, be a more effective leader, and work with stories in organizations.
So take away some really good insights about the development of digital storytelling from this presentation, and continue to hone your biz story skills!
This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it