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Take Your Talk On A Walk: How Walking Improves Storytelling & Fosters Creativity

Take Your Talk On A Walk: How Walking Improves Storytelling & Fosters Creativity | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it

The way we move our bodies further changes the nature of our thoughts, and vice versa.


Via Karen Dietz
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As great walkers of the past and present have made abundantly clear—anecdotally at least—we observe a significant link between walking and creative thinking.

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ismokuhanen's curator insight, March 15, 2016 2:47 PM

Every time I'm getting a story ready to tell, or every time I give a storied talk, I storyboard my presentation on a set of 3x5 cards (1 image/trigger word per card), than go for a walk.


Why? Because it embeds the story into my body and becomes much more of a whole brain/body experience. That way it's a lot easier to tell when I'm on the stage.


Or if I know I have a talk coming up, but I'm not sure about what I'm going to say, I go on a walk. Presto magic, while on the walk I figure it all out. This is when  I take my cell phone with me that's got the Evernote app on it. I open up a new note in Evernote and can record my thoughts and the talk right into the note while walking. By the time I get back to the office, my thoughts/outline/story are already on my computer waiting for storyboarding and polishing.


Easy peasy!


Now researchers at Stanford Univ. have confirmed how powerful walking is in stimulating creativity. Since storytelling is a creative act, it's no wonder how walking can work so well with them.


You'll enjoy this post, along with the 13:45 minute interview with Mary Oppezzo, one of the 2 Stanford walking researchers featured. Story on!


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

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 24, 2016 11:44 AM

Every time I'm getting a story ready to tell, or every time I give a storied talk, I storyboard my presentation on a set of 3x5 cards (1 image/trigger word per card), than go for a walk.


Why? Because it embeds the story into my body and becomes much more of a whole brain/body experience. That way it's a lot easier to tell when I'm on the stage.


Or if I know I have a talk coming up, but I'm not sure about what I'm going to say, I go on a walk. Presto magic, while on the walk I figure it all out. This is when  I take my cell phone with me that's got the Evernote app on it. I open up a new note in Evernote and can record my thoughts and the talk right into the note while walking. By the time I get back to the office, my thoughts/outline/story are already on my computer waiting for storyboarding and polishing.


Easy peasy!


Now researchers at Stanford Univ. have confirmed how powerful walking is in stimulating creativity. Since storytelling is a creative act, it's no wonder how walking can work so well with them.


You'll enjoy this post, along with the 13:45 minute interview with Mary Oppezzo, one of the 2 Stanford walking researchers featured. Story on!


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

Carlos Vázquez's curator insight, March 25, 2016 1:59 PM

Every time I'm getting a story ready to tell, or every time I give a storied talk, I storyboard my presentation on a set of 3x5 cards (1 image/trigger word per card), than go for a walk.


Why? Because it embeds the story into my body and becomes much more of a whole brain/body experience. That way it's a lot easier to tell when I'm on the stage.


Or if I know I have a talk coming up, but I'm not sure about what I'm going to say, I go on a walk. Presto magic, while on the walk I figure it all out. This is when  I take my cell phone with me that's got the Evernote app on it. I open up a new note in Evernote and can record my thoughts and the talk right into the note while walking. By the time I get back to the office, my thoughts/outline/story are already on my computer waiting for storyboarding and polishing.


Easy peasy!


Now researchers at Stanford Univ. have confirmed how powerful walking is in stimulating creativity. Since storytelling is a creative act, it's no wonder how walking can work so well with them.


You'll enjoy this post, along with the 13:45 minute interview with Mary Oppezzo, one of the 2 Stanford walking researchers featured. Story on!


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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Connect with Your Creative Writer

Connect with Your Creative Writer | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it

Do you have to complete a piece of writing but are putting it off? A report, a blog article, or a letter? Are you finding that the moment you sit down to write, your mind seems to go blank? Crap! Writers block! What can you do about it?


Although, the term writers block is popular, this feeling of blockage and mind blanking is not specific to writing, but of any creative feats. Other examples include, brainstorming for a new business, dancing, musical performances, music composition, painting or photography. I’ve personally experienced this during my photography work, blanking out as I stand in front of a client waiting for me for direction. I call these Creative Blocks, where your mind just comes up empty and you feel lost. It’s purely mental.

 

Through practice and observation, I’ve gotten pretty good at getting past these blank moments, and this article shares some insights for unlocking your creativity. Throughout the article, I will be using writing as the example, but keep in mind that it is equally applicable to any creative activity.

 

Read more: http://bit.ly/KM38du


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Your Morning Routine Is Making You Dull

Your Morning Routine Is Making You Dull | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
Brrriiinnng. The alarm clock buzzes in another hectic weekday morning. You leap out of bed, rush into the shower, into your clothes and out the door with barely a moment to think. A stressful commute gets your blood pressure climbing.

 

Everything about the way we start our day runs counter to the best conditions for thinking creatively

 


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Gina Stepp's comment, March 22, 2012 10:50 AM
I love the last line: "Laughing babies and a double latte: now that’s a way to start the day."

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How To Be More Creative

How To Be More Creative | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
Creativity is often associated with elementary students who are encouraged to draw or color as a means of self-expression.

 

Creativity is often associated with elementary students who are encouraged to draw or color as a means of self-expression. For college students, it’s often thought of as courses or degrees that require specific creative skills such as art or writing majors.

 

Yet for many students, the idea of intentionally being creative is lost. Business students, for example, must have a “serious” mindset because they are working with theories, developing critical thinking skills, and examining real-world problems. But creativity is not just about using crayons or drawing; it’s about developing innovative ideas and solutions.

 

If you learn how to tap into your creative side you will likely find a new source of ideas and inspiration for your schoolwork.


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How Geniuses Think

How Geniuses Think | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
Thumbnail descriptions of the thinking strategies commonly used by creative geniuses.

 

How do creative geniuses generate so many alternatives and conjectures? Why are so many of their ideas so rich and varied? How do they produce the "blind" variations that lead to the original and novel?

 

A growing cadre of scholars are offering evidence that one can characterize the way geniuses think. By studying the notebooks, correspondence, conversations and ideas of the world's greatest thinkers, they have teased out particular common thinking strategies and styles of thought that enabled geniuses to generate a prodigious variety of novel and original ideas.


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