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The Information Sage

The Information Sage | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
Edward Tufte occupies a revered and solitary place in the world of graphic design. Over the last three decades, he has become a kind of oracle in the growing field of data visualization—the practice of taking the sprawling, messy universe of information that makes up the quantitative backbone of everyday life and turning it into an understandable story.
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Kris Schindler - Archetypal Storytelling

Kris Schindler - Archetypal Storytelling | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
Using Jung’s work on “archetypes” as a foundation, this presentations covers how and why universally shared ideas or stories resonate with audiences. Though specific examples of national brands are used to illustrate this premise, the core of the presentation focuses on how businesses can apply archetypal storytelling to their own brand.
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Do: Pilgrims of the Flying Temple - A Storytelling Game

You tell the story of young travelers who mean well, but spend most of their time getting into trouble. You use your creativity and strategy to create a humorous coming of age story.
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Data and Storytelling: 6 Ways to Use Data to Move Your Mission

Data and Storytelling: 6 Ways to Use Data to Move Your Mission | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
Data is the new black. These days everyone is releasing it, visualizing it, aggregating it, and mashing it up. And for good reason. Data is so much more than a stack of numbers or a server filled with client outputs. It can justify the work that your organization is doing, help others understand why it is critical, and offer exciting new ways to motivate others to help solve the problems your organization is working on.
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A Typo Spells Romance For RP Salazars - NPR

This is the story of a romance that began with a typo. In 2007, Rachel Salazar was living in Bangkok, Thailand, and Ruben Salazar was in Waco, Texas. Their email addresses were nearly identical.
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Lying For A Greater Truth

Lying For A Greater Truth | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
At a team building song session last week, I asked what they cared about and what their mission was. Different than the simple question of 'what do you do'.
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What's the Story?

What's the Story? | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
Digital Strategist Sarah Doody argues that ‘Far too often, teams focus on execution – the how and what – before defining the product opportunity and unique value proposition. In a world where consumers are inundated with choices, products that want to be noticed and adopted must be rooted in the why. If you want your product to be heard by consumers, it must be grounded in a story that consumers can emotionally connect with.’
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eBay Announces Winners of Every Mom’s a Hero Storytelling Contest | EON: Enhanced Online News

eBay Announces Winners of Every Mom’s a Hero Storytelling Contest | EON: Enhanced Online News | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
eBay today announced the winners of its ‘Every Mom’s a Hero’ campaign hosted on eBay’s Facebook Fan Page. The best superhero stories – judged by eBay’s Facebook community in the week before Mother’s Day – honors three women, Isabella Sherry, Erica McGaugh and Alexandra Momney and their mothers, Peggie, Donna and Alejandra.
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The web allows stories to be spun in new ways - The Observer

The web allows stories to be spun in new ways - The Observer | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
Use of multimedia is beginning to take storytelling in radical new directions, writes Robert McCrum...
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Network to preserve art of storytelling - The Irish Times

Network to preserve art of storytelling - The Irish Times | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
A NEW organisation which aims to preserve traditional Irish storytelling has been established by a group of leading Irish academics and local historians.

The Oral History Network of Ireland will create a forum to advise and support practitioners of traditional storytelling and help community groups to preserve their oral heritage and folklore.
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Reawakening the Grand Narrative

Reawakening the Grand Narrative | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
As someone who has spent the last decade advising the entertainment industry on how best to extend big movie and videogame properties across an array of strange new media platforms, I’ve had to think about story from any number of perspectives. What I’m coming to understand is this: Story is more powerful than any weapon. More than warriors, storytellers have influenced the way we’ve evolved as a race.
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Emotional Branding - Storytelling To Create Impact Brands

Emotional Branding - Storytelling To Create Impact Brands | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
It has been said that experiences and emotions are stored together as a memory and this is why when we encounter familiar situations and trigger memories, the component parts of the memory including the emotions stored with it are reassembled including the emotions. Emotions are essential in branding as they are part of the brand story. Using stories to activate familiar memories through metaphors and archetypes allows the “teller” to create emotion in the audience and “Movement”.
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What Story Are You Telling with Your Life?

What Story Are You Telling with Your Life? | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
In case you are wondering, the Storyline Conference is designed for:

Those interested in personal development;
Those in the midst of a transition; and
Those who want to live a bigger, more compelling story.
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A little girl in Andrews, NC…. - Audience-Centric Storytelling

A little girl in Andrews, NC…. - Audience-Centric Storytelling | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
Some of the people thought I was a journalist with my big cameras. They have experience with “these types.” You see, I used to be one of “those” people. I have been to Andrews twice before. Once in 1998 when they thought that Eric Robert Rudolf had appeared in Andrews. I was there working, with my big cameras, trying to find a story. Then again in 2006 when they actually caught Eric Robert Rudolf. I was there covering that story…once again coming to this town in search of the big story.
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Storyplanet - Helping you build interactive stories

At Storyplanet we try to make storytelling interactive and non-linear. Participate in the development of new online formats, learn what kind of projects we are working on, find inspiration, gear, events and more.
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Storytelling by blog: Project 1968 - The New Digital Storytelling

Storytelling by blog: Project 1968 - The New Digital Storytelling | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
Project 1968 is another story told by blogs, with several features worth noting.
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The Spirit of Storytelling - Working Writers

The Spirit of Storytelling - Working Writers | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
When I started down the road of gaining understanding the craft of storytelling, my idea was that if I taught writers (and myself), the mechanics of transporting an audience, writers would write more powerful stories. Some did. Most did not.
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Vadim Lavrusik: How journalists can make use of Facebook Pages

Vadim Lavrusik: How journalists can make use of Facebook Pages | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
The Facebook News Feed is essentially a social newspaper. With it, users are able to read and discover news shared by friends, journalists, and media organizations they like. The personalized news stream includes everything from news about your friends’ lives to their reactions to a news article. It’s not only what is being shared, but who is sharing it that’s important.

Journalists can be an even more active part of that conversation.
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Storytelling And The Power Of The Social Network

Storytelling And The Power Of The Social Network | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
Across it all, though, through all the great speakers, what really struck me – and what strikes me when I think of the world of social media and social networking in general – is that all the incredible things these people had to share ultimately hinged on the power of the story. And the power of communicating that story with others.

So. What does building a community have to do with telling great stories?

Technology is changing. People are not changing. This is pivotal.
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Life in the cave: highlights from Boston University’s “The Rebirth of Storytelling” conference – Nieman Storyboard

Life in the cave: highlights from Boston University’s “The Rebirth of Storytelling” conference – Nieman Storyboard | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
What does it take to make a great story? Boston University’s “The Power of Narrative” conference, held on campus April 29-30, aimed to offer some insights. The event included the kind of writing techniques and “show don’t tell” advice you’d expect (and hope for) at such a gathering. But beyond hearing about the mechanics of narrative nonfiction, the 200-plus attendees also got ideas and advice on other parts of living the storytelling life.
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6 Tricks Movies Use to Make Sure You Root for the Right Guy

6 Tricks Movies Use to Make Sure You Root for the Right Guy | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
Writing is hard. Believe us, we know. In movies, it's not always easy to do even the part you think would be a no-brainer: getting the audience to side with the good guys.
After all, in one film we're meant to cheer the vampires -- in the next we're supposed to go for the guy who's setting them on fire. In one movie we're cheering for the rag-tag rebels -- in the next, they're terrorists and we're supposed to cheer when they get beheaded.
Fortunately, Hollywood knows a few tricks to make you like, well, whoever they want you to like.
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The Three Acts Of A Mathematical Story

The Three Acts Of A Mathematical Story | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
Storytelling gives us a framework for certain mathematical tasks that is both prescriptive enough to be useful and flexible enough to be usable. Many stories divide into three acts, each of which maps neatly onto these mathematical tasks.
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How to Bring Storytelling to Analytics

How to Bring Storytelling to Analytics | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
In addition to a basic structure, a story needs a good narrative. In our data-driven world it’s easy to get hung up on numbers and to have slide after slide containing tables full of numbers and complex graphs. The storytelling analyst will understand the narrative and will find a way to tell the narrative in an engaging and memorable way. Often, less can be more. Fewer numbers can give greater insight if they are the right numbers. Less precision can lead to more confidence. “67.3% of visitors…” can almost appear to be too precise and can leads to challenges around data accuracy, whereas “two thirds of visitors…” takes the data issues away and the focus is then on what the two-thirds of visitors did or didn’t do or think.
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Why storytelling is influence in disguise (part 1)...

Why storytelling is influence in disguise (part 1)... | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
In this piece I’m going to explore the power of story and storytelling in these and other senses. My aim is to demonstrate how, far from being a fluffy topic with no place in the boardroom, stories lie at the heart of our ability to influence others.
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Some Thoughts on the Power of Storytelling by Kathleen Delaney

Some Thoughts on the Power of Storytelling by Kathleen Delaney | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
We don’t seem to do that anymore, have those kinds of family rituals. It’s hard to gather the family around the computer, and somehow even congregating around the TV doesn’t quite make those kinds of memories. And today, there is so much out there, we are bombarded with information, social networking, twittering, texting, all kinds of things. But they’re not stories. Really good stories, about people we like and have learned to care for, will never be replaced with a twit.
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