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4 Types Of Creativity That Storytelling Helps

4 Types Of Creativity That Storytelling Helps | Just Story It! Biz Storytelling | Scoop.it
These are the cognitive, psychological processes that lead to breakthrough ideas.
Karen Dietz's insight:

What a great post explaining 4 different types of creativity. In and of itself, this is cool to know and explore.

 

But what I like even better is that when I read each type, I could see how storytelling builds capacity in each of the 4. How? By retelling/re-shaping your stories using each of the 4 methods:

 

  1. Recombine elements of your familiar story then go take a walk to generate new insights and ideas.
  2. Experiment telling your story, not knowing what the end will be when you start. This is a great way to be surprised while also generating new insights and ideas.
  3. Comfortable telling your story? Then choose a different structure or plot form and see how everything -- including you -- transforms.
  4. Have a team co-create a story that's connected to their work. 

 

I call all of this Story Play. Read more to learn about the 4 methods. Then go play with a story to see what happens!

 

This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it. Follow her on Twitter @kdietz

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Play W/ This Infographic: How Every Kind Of TV Show Goes

Play W/ This Infographic: How Every Kind Of TV Show Goes | Just Story It! Biz Storytelling | Scoop.it
"Anatomy of Shows" is a fairly accurate representation of the formulas behind almost every kind of TV program. Maybe go write your own?
Karen Dietz's insight:

OK -- now for the fun stuff this holiday weekend!


If you are going to be gorging on TV this weekend, here's a fun game to play: use this infographic to see if the show follows the plot described. I bet it does :) Or maybe you'll discover a new variation to share with us.


I love a good TV show, although for most their predictability don't keep me interested. 


But for those days when I just need to veg and any old TV show will do, I keep can keep boredom at bay by comparing what I'm watching with this chart. You can too.


Have fun y'all!


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it 

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Russell Roberts's curator insight, November 27, 2014 11:43 AM

Thanks to business storyteller Karen Dietz for this fascinating game. With this guide, you'll figure out the formulas supporting most television programs on the air this season.  Good fun.  Aloha, Russ.

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Stories and Games Part 2: The Emotions of Play

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Nonetheless, there is a powerful sense that the fun of a game and the fun of a story are different in some way. What is that distinction?


I love this post because it goes into depth about the nature of play, gaming and story sharing. It's a great romp through the imagination and another facet about why storytelling is so powerful -- whether you are sharing a business story or just sharing a story with friends.


I've long said that storytelling is deep play.  This article explains the how and why of that. The author talks here about the emotions of play he has identified and how that connects to our imagination -- and the imagination of our listeners when we tell a story.


This post is Part 2. Part 1 is about Stories and Games: Art. Can't wait to read that one next!

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Business Storytelling Meets Improv: Yes And Essential Skill!

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Yes, and! Improv Meets Business Storytelling
Does your business have a ‘Yes, And’ or a ‘No, But’ attitude? Culture, collaboration and storytelling are the focus of this episode.
Karen Dietz's insight:

Improv is at the heart of storytelling and an essential skill to master when sharing stories in person. It's even more critical when two or more people are telling a story in tandem.


Here Kathy Klotz-Guest, improv and storytelling expert, gives us the skinny on how and why the two work together so well.


Kathy is interviewed on this podcast by story professional Lianne Picot for her Voice America radio show on business storytelling.


Enjoy the wisdom Kathy shares and keep having fun sharing stories.


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it 

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The Art of Storytelling -- Interview w/ Karen Dietz, Part 2

The Art of Storytelling -- Interview w/ Karen Dietz, Part 2 | Just Story It! Biz Storytelling | Scoop.it

Group Process Consulting offers short, intense, emotionally anchored experiences in the form of speeches, workshops and group interventions.

Karen Dietz's insight:

Here is the second part of the interview I had with biz story guru and good friend Annette Simmons. We talk about several behind the scenes principles story work practitioners need to be aware of. Below is a small excerpt. Annette and I had a lot of fun together and I hope you gain a few more insights from this next podcast!


This link won't last long, but is availabe for download on iTunes here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/episode-3-art-storytelling/id735863915?i=169716215&mt=2 

 

Here's an excerpt from the interview:

Expecting storytelling consultants to study with performance tellers is not about keeping the bloodlines pure, but about ensuring new applications of story retain the magic that keeps oral storytelling alive. Karen points out that one aspect of storytelling that gets lost is that “storytelling is deep play.” Karen says, “It’s really fun!…I lose control of the room…and that’s perfect.” Once people get permission to tell stories, that’s all they want to do.

 

This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it

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