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FATHERS, SONS, AND BASEBALL - STORIES CONNECT LOVE HEALS

FATHERS, SONS, AND BASEBALL - STORIES CONNECT LOVE HEALS | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
Not long ago I came across a postcard that my father had received from the New York Giants’ baseball team. The card includes the date and time my father was to report for a tryout with the major league club. As I stared at the card I thought about my relationship with my father. No matter how contentious it might become, and it did at times, baseball always provided a middle ground. We could lose ourselves in the joys of the game, its intricacies, and subsequently, the pleasure of each other’s company.
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The Story of The Pencil - By Rainer Falle

The Story of The Pencil - By Rainer Falle | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
A boy was watching his grandmother write a letter. At one point he asked: ‘Are you writing a story about what we’ve done? Is it a story about me?’
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Story Dynamics – Stories - “Strength Vision” for Storytellers?

Story Dynamics – Stories - “Strength Vision” for Storytellers? | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
The ability to find the likable in a story, even when it is not obvious, allows you to grow the seed of a story into a seedling, and a seedling into a tree. It prevents you from throwing away stories and story ideas prematurely. It helps you focus on your strengths – which are the key to your success.
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Show and Tell: 4 Principles of Effective Storytelling - Philanthropy

In order to be the change you want to see in this world, you have to know who you are, the values that ground you and what you are trying to achieve. And you have to be able to articulate that clearly, effectively and authentically.
Just as we connect people very personally to the Schustermans’ vision and story, so, too, can you allow people inside of your story, connect them to the human side of your work and create opportunities for them to empathize with your quest. Empathy motivates people to act in meaningful ways.
The maxim here is this: authentic stories stimulate genuine emotions that inspire lasting change.
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Tell Me a Story: 3 Games of Creative Storytelling

Tell Me a Story: 3 Games of Creative Storytelling | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
The art of telling stories is an important one even in this digital age. Even if we don't sit around a fire every night passing down old tales and making up...
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YourOttawaRegion Article: Storytelling time for adults

YourOttawaRegion Article: Storytelling time for adults | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
Is storytelling something you do only for children?

If you are Jennifer Cayley or Jan Andrews, the answer is most certainly no.

“Storytelling for adults is absolutely unknown,” said Cayley. “They think of storytelling with grandparents and librarians and children.”

While storytelling can be done with kids, it is not only that.

“We wanted to change that,” said Cayley. “No one has ever marketed it properly.”
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The Art of Non-Conformity - Business Secrets from a Cambodian Tuk-Tuk

The Art of Non-Conformity - Business Secrets from a Cambodian Tuk-Tuk | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
In Phnom Penh, Cambodia I met Mr. Rhet, who held up a copy of my book to greet me at the arrivals area. Mr. Rhet, also known as Rhett or just Ret, is a professional tuk-tuk driver.
The open-air taxis of Southeast Asia, tuk-tuks serve as an interesting introduction to life in the region, and I’ve had both good and bad experiences with them.
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Why Our Heroes Will Always Be More and Less Than the Pedestal We Put Them On - Liz Strauss

I was 13 when my grandmother died. I never got to know her well. My experience of her was a tall, loving woman who smiled often and spoke only Italian. So you can see the gap.
However, I grew up with a wealth of stories about her to add to my small set of interactions. And because she was and is a hero of mine I was a always curious to know more to fill in the picture of this person I wished I knew better and more deeply as a person.
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Using stories to transform begins with you

Using stories to transform begins with you | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
Remember the telling experience is connected to the listening experience.

Someone once told me the reason he considered himself to be a good storyteller is not because he can tell 100 stories, but because he listens to 1000.
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FAMILY STORIES: HOW TO FIND THEM WHEN IT APPEARS THERE ARE NONE

FAMILY STORIES: HOW TO FIND THEM WHEN IT APPEARS THERE ARE NONE | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
Here’s a comment I often hear: ”You have so many wonderful family stories. I wish my family had passed along their stories as your
family did.” The truth is, mine didn’t.
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How To Move Storytelling to the Next Level

How To Move Storytelling to the Next Level | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
Storytelling needs public exposure on a large scale. We need recognition as an art form, a news carrier, as a medical tool, as a social skill, as a bridge between generations, as a teacher and as a family communications enhancement. Storytelling needs to move into the circle as a recognized form of entertainment with all the trappings and monetary backing that industry has, as well as the recognitions and and web and media presence they have secured. We need to fight for our slice of that pie!
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High-School Seniors Predict Their Future - Interactive Feature - NYTimes.com

High-School Seniors Predict Their Future - Interactive Feature - NYTimes.com | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
We asked 18 students about their 10-year plans. Hear the answers.
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Comics: Storytelling for Cultural Imperatives

Comics: Storytelling for Cultural Imperatives | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
Josh's use of art, metaphor, and dialogue brings storytelling to a new level. Stories once limited to single dimensional reporting are shared now as mature art forms brought to life by sophisticated digital platforms connecting audiences everywhere. New levels of aesthetic integration enhance our ability to share as one global voice, one world.
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Explainer maps locate, contextualize and localize news from Libya, Japan - Poynter.

Explainer maps locate, contextualize and localize news from Libya, Japan - Poynter. | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
“We want to help readers understand the geographic components of a story,” Ericson said in a phone interview. “We develop the map from there and say, ‘How can we move it forward? What information is useful to a reader? What should we put on a map that would help readers better understand this?’ ”
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WHY DIDN’T OUR ANCESTORS SHARE THEIR STORIES? - STORIES CONNECT LOVE HEALS

WHY DIDN’T OUR ANCESTORS SHARE THEIR STORIES? - STORIES CONNECT LOVE HEALS | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
Until I began researching my family history I had very little idea who my ancestors were, where they came from or what happened to them once they arrived in New York City. And if I asked, straight answers were scarce:

If I asked my Grandmother Florence about her childhood she’d say, “Let’s sing.”
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Concept Hunter - Design + Networked Narrative

Concept Hunter - Design + Networked Narrative | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
Design is ultimately just a way of thinking comparable to Science and Writing. Where scientists use experiments and statistics to create theories. Designers use culture and emotion to create meaningful objects and spaces. As writers use plot and grammar, I use aesthetic and experiences for storytelling.
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Long-Form Journalism Finds A Home - NY Times

“The Web is good at creating short and snappy bits of information, but not so much when it comes to long-form, edited, fact-and-spell-checked work.” The Atavist has captured new ways to present long-form content for the digital age, mixing multimedia presentations and deep, engrossing articles.
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Leading Without Authority

Leading Without Authority | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
Getting your boss, or customer, to do what you want, requires retelling them their story to make it their idea.
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tweenteacher.com - Teachers are the Supplemental Material: Storytelling to Teach Deeper Thinking

tweenteacher.com - Teachers are the Supplemental Material: Storytelling to Teach Deeper Thinking | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
Did you ever see Kevin Costner’s film, Dances with Wolves? Remember that wolf that tentatively skirted around the outside of the soldier’s camp, searching for attention? Remember how many times we had to sit through seeing Costner try to coax that wolf towards him to eat from his hand? Well, getting a tween to share their thoughts, to make connections to their content, is kind of like that. We have to coax them. Not with beef jerky, but with your own thoughts and commentary. Then you’ll have them eating from your hand, and when they begin to listen to the hand that feeds them, they will begin to learn how to think for themselves.
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Storytelling Rules & Writing Better Press Releases - Beyond PR

Storytelling Rules & Writing Better Press Releases - Beyond PR | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
Everything is a story. Stories are how we make sense of the world around us, how we communicate, how we reach out and touch others. Press releases, videos, podcasts, blog posts, tweets… They’re all forms of story telling, even the driest financial statement has at its heart the story of a company’s performance.
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Landyn Parker's Screenwriting School: How Story Structure and Storytelling Work Together

Landyn Parker's Screenwriting School: How Story Structure and Storytelling Work Together | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
Story structure in the cold logistic mechanism built from the interrelationships among dramatic elements. Storytelling is the passionite expression of human truths and emotions built from manner in which a story is related. Together they from the complete exerience that draws your readers or audience into your story.
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Jeopardized Senior Centers Help Isolated Elderly - NY Times

Jeopardized Senior Centers Help Isolated Elderly - NY Times | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
For these women, and the 80 or so other regulars who spend most weekdays there, Seaside provides a place of connection in the face of isolation. They can buy breakfast for 50 cents. Lunch is a buck and a quarter. Complaining is free. The rest is the mess of human interaction, a community that forms around the most commonplace events: a phone call that means a relative is visiting, another that means a friend has passed.
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Karen Cioffi - Storytelling vs. Writing a Story

Karen Cioffi - Storytelling vs. Writing a Story | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
Recently, a children’s publisher commented on the difference between storytelling and writing. She explained that storytelling involves visual aids, whereas writing does not.
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The Hub - Great Stories Start Here

The Hub - Great Stories Start Here | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
Communication skills are critical for today’s students. Reading, writing and the ability to tell a story set the stage for success. The Hub, a new TV destination dedicated to bringing kids and families together, is partnering with Discovery Education to support teachers in this important endeavor. Here you’ll find inspiration to engage and inspire your budding writers. Meet the artists, editors and writers that bring good stories to life—and watch your students’ communication skills soar!
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