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Pixar's 22 Rules of Storytelling

Pixar's 22 Rules of Storytelling | Knowledge Broker | Scoop.it
These rules were originally tweeted by Emma Coats, Pixar's Story Artist. Number 9 on the list - When you’re stuck, make a list of what wouldn't happen next - is a great one and can apply to writers in all genres..

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Kenneth Mikkelsen's comment, March 29, 2013 5:36 PM
Thanks, Penelope. I really enjoyed this one!
Penelope's comment, March 29, 2013 6:23 PM
You are welcome, Kenneth! It was really personal for me. That is one of my favorite movies! ;)
Janet Vasil's curator insight, April 1, 2013 1:45 PM

Break through writer's block by reviewing these rules.

 

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Learning To Be A Power Listener | Fast Company

Learning To Be A Power Listener | Fast Company | Knowledge Broker | Scoop.it
In business, the consequences of failing to properly frame or assess an issue can be dire. Often such a misdiagnosis is the result of not having the right information.

 

I am always looking for really good articles on listening because that is a foundation skill for working with stories.  Today I found another one!

 

What I like about this article is that it carefully articulates the listening archetypes to avoid.  And the author gives plenty of examples in the post.

 

Maybe you'll find yourself here -- maybe not. I know when I am stressed, I can be an 'Answer Man.'

 

But just knowing this helps me to slide out of it and move back into attentive/appreciative listening.

 

Listening is not always easy -- but it is essential.  I hope this article -- by focusing on what not to do -- leads us all into taking action on what we need to do.


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Karen Dietz's comment, March 4, 2012 7:33 PM
Thanks for re-scooping this article Kenneth! Cheers :)
Kenneth Mikkelsen's comment, March 4, 2012 8:37 PM
You're welcome, Karen. I really liked the article. :-)
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Kenneth Mikkelsen is co-founder of FutureShifts. We help visionary companies identify and tackle the big shifts in the world by cultivating the skills, mindsets, behaviors and organisational cultures needed to succeed in times of change.