Find out how you can help bees at www.bee-friendlier.com We depend on bees for diversity in our food system. But bees are in trouble, which is why Cascadian ...
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A story about a community planting acres of wildflowers which creates the perfect habitat for BEES to thrive. A healthy and happy BEE community means the farmers will enjoy dynamic pollination of their organic produce.
It's a beautiful story, if you love nature, it will make you smile.
"Randy Olson uncovered the And, But, and Therefore method from the most unlikely place. South Park. He was watching a documentary, “6 Days to Air,” about the manic schedule Trey Parker follows to create each episode of the crass but brilliant cartoon, when the secret was unveiled. When a script isn’t working for Parker, he goes back and replaces “ands” with “buts,” which creates conflict and tension in the story: the secret sauce to entertaining an audience. The tension then requires resolution, or the “therefore”: the conclusion of every story. It’s a simple and perfect three-act storytelling structure. Foolproof. Even for Cartman."
Read the full article to find out more and see a video about the And, But and Therefore method.
We are no strangers to the benefits of storytelling in content marketing. Knowing that audiences are more likely to remember (and share) stories that connect in an emotional way has allowed marketers to develop truly unique content. But storytelling is an art that requires finesse, integrity and a touch of humility, and there is possibly no greater storyteller than filmmaker Steven Spielberg.
With more than 30 films, seven Academy Award nominations and three wins, Spielberg has the...
Learn how this Japanese philosophy fits into the simple living movement. It will inspire you to see that less is more, simple is beautiful and there is endless beauty in the everyday objects around you.
and coordinated entertainment experience. Ideally, each medium makes it own unique contribution to the unfolding of the story.”
In transmedia storytelling, narrative is central to the story, which is told across multiple platforms, and may include sound, images, text, movie and gaming elements. The best part about it is that each of those elements plays an integral part of the narrative. And without experiencing all of those elements, you miss the full story. That’s what makes transmedia storytelling a powerful tool for 21st century literacy and learning.
story of one city, it's 23 million residents and The Shanghai Tower is a super tall skyscraper under construction in Lujiazui, Pudong, Shanghai. Construction work on the tower began in November 2008. Upon i...
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This video is the story of the City of Shanghai it's 23 million residents and their newest architectural jewel, the Shanghai Tower, 2nd tallest building in the world.
Stewart D. Friedman, author of Leading the Life You Want, explains how to better integrate life's four domains: work, home, community, and the private self.
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Are you using the same value system to make decision at work, home and play? This video speaks to the importance of aligning our values with our actions in all facets of our life. In this video Stewart shares a few quick exercises that help us figure this big idea out.
The story of "Tavern On The Green International" is compelling because it's founder @LouBivona, purpose built the company to protect children. He gives much of his profit to #NCMEC The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, because children in need around the world have no voice and no money.
Lou supports #NECMEC so they can support the children, we should too!
The product is top shelf and is the perfect gift for the holidays!
Frank Cespedes gives the keynote presentation at the Sales Leadership Conference in Johannesburg, South Africa (October 2012).
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This is a presentation steeped in details. Frank discusses just those details that are required to be considered when creating your sales strategy. Now is the time to consider the company 2015 sales target and the strategies and tactics you will employ to attain them. Attending to the details outlined in this presentation, you will enter the new year with a solid strategy vs. a plan that is nothing more than a wish.
There’s nothing wrong with this, of course. Beautiful is a great, great compliment. However, if you’ve ever wanted to have a longer conversation with a viewer about one of your photographs, then creating images with stories behind them, or around your own personal stories, can be a very important approach to try."
Read the full article to find out more about how to make use of the following types of photographs to create your story:
"By far the most common question I’m asked when I’m speaking about storytelling is, “How do we tell our stories if we have to maintain our client’s privacy?”"
Read the full article to find out more about these two ways you can address issues of privacy and confidentiality:
Change enough details of the story that the subject becomes unidentifiable. What’s important is to include these five critical elements: a protagonist, problem, antagonist, awareness, and transformation.
Tell your organization’s story from a different angle. Try one of these instead: donor, staff person, volunteer, inanimate object, animal, or body part.
"I'm sure you've been at an interview or a dinner party or a fundraiser and someone asks..."tell me about yourself". Most of us define ourselves by the list of things we have done, the places we've been, the schools we've attended. But that's not who we are. We are a collection of stories, not fables, but defining moments in our journey."
Read the full article to find out more on how to find your personal story using these 5 tips:
Scientists have identified some of the earliest cave paintings produced by humans. The artworks are in a rural area on the Indonesian Island of Sulawesi. Until now, paintings this old had been confirmed in caves only in Western Europe. Researchers tell the journal Nature that the Indonesian discovery transforms ideas about how humans first developed the ability to produce art.
These paintings found in Indonesia suggest that humans developed sophisticated use of iconography on different continents at the same time. Previously it was thought that the oldest cave paintings were only in Western Europe, this discovery changes that theory.
The Freelancers Union was founded by Sara Horowitz almost 20 years ago in New York City. A primary focus early on was healthcare benefits for those working as freelancers in the emerging 'gig' economy. On Tuesday the Freelancers Union announced an ambitious plan to expand their healthcare footprint nationally over [...]