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Does "Your Story" Ring True?

Does "Your Story" Ring True? | Story Route | Scoop.it

Truth in advertising. It’s a simple concept yet so many have, perhaps conveniently, forgotten how dishonesty can ruin careers. We have the politician who exaggerated his service in Vietnam, the renown chef who lied on his resume about where and for whom he cooked, the CEO who, well, didn’t actually ‘graduate’ from Harvard, and the Olympic athlete who, for years, denied taking steroids. Plus, there are countless people who lied about getting Medals of Honor in Vietnam. You’ve heard the responses, “Oops.” “Sorry.” “I misspoke.” And you’ve heard their consequences as they were humiliated, fired, jailed and/or forced to take early retirements.

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Stories to inspire change

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Three storytellers share inspiring stories and talk about what makes a story compelling. 

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Why storytelling is charity's best weapon for good

Why storytelling is charity's best weapon for good | Story Route | Scoop.it
Nonprofit groups are rich in stories with authenticity and emotional connection — the kind of stuff that corporate advertisers can only envy.
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The Value Of Storytelling

The Value Of Storytelling | Story Route | Scoop.it
The Oscar-winning 12 Years a Slave tells the heartbreaking story of Solomon Northup, a free man who was sold into slavery. Host Michel Martin reflects on all the powerful, personal stories around us.
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Patients' stories used to improve care on hospital wards

Patients' stories used to improve care on hospital wards | Story Route | Scoop.it
A research project is showing how patient experiences can be used to improve healthcare -- not through targets and surveys, but by getting doctors, nurses and patients talking together about care on the ward. Videos of patients talking about care they received at various hospitals are used to trigger a discussion between staff, managers, patients and family members about the ward where they are. Ideas for change are prioritized and staff and patients work together as partners to introduce them.
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Great Transition Stories

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The stories we tell shape our view of ourselves and the path we take through this time of collective awakening and global turning. We have the ability to consciously choose narratives that offer realistic beacons of hope to guide our way through the Great Transition. The following stories are drawn from many sources--biology, psychology, cosmology, mythology, and more--and offer a wide menu to choose from in crafting guiding narratives, whether personal or organizational.

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A fascinating look at the stories we need for a transition to "global turning".

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A novel look at how stories may change the brain

A novel look at how stories may change the brain | Story Route | Scoop.it
Many people can recall reading at least one cherished story that they say changed their life.
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As a former librarian and storyteller, I have witnessed the impact of books on people and have certainly experienced it in my own life.

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Getting excited helps with performance anxiety more than trying to calm down, study finds

Getting excited helps with performance anxiety more than trying to calm down, study finds | Story Route | Scoop.it
People who tell themselves to get excited rather than trying to relax can improve their performance during anxiety-inducing activities such as public speaking and math tests, according to a new study.
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As the clown Margie Brown once told a workshop, "Fear is excitement without breath."

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What Kids Learn From Hearing Family Stories

What Kids Learn From Hearing Family Stories | Story Route | Scoop.it
Reading to children has education benefits, of course—but so does sharing tales from the past.
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Such deep roots you have: How Little Red Riding Hood's tale evolved

Such deep roots you have: How Little Red Riding Hood's tale evolved | Story Route | Scoop.it
Computer software that's traditionally used to trace evolutionary trees helped a scientist untangle the origins of one of the world's...
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Intriguing Ads Tell Young Girls: 'You're Not a Princess' and 'Life's Not a Fairytale'

Intriguing Ads Tell Young Girls: 'You're Not a Princess' and 'Life's Not a Fairytale' | Story Route | Scoop.it
I am impressed. A tiny, all-female Catholic college-prep academy in Kentucky has created a curious ad campaign, via agency Doe-Anderson, that flies in the face of all my assumptions regarding Catholic education.
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Why Agencies and Brands Need to Embrace True Storytelling

Why Agencies and Brands Need to Embrace True Storytelling | Story Route | Scoop.it
To build on the opportunities that today’s hyperconnected and social consumer as well as new distribution platforms offer, agencies and brands need to move away from thinking about branded content and embrace true storytelling.
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"Content is dead. Long live storytelling."

 

Storytelling is so fundamental to being human that is fascinating to watch marketers become aware of the power of the form yet struggle with employing it authentically.

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IDEA National Storyteller Application - Formstack

IDEA is seeking a National Storyteller to play an essential role in sharing stories of change and shaping a public narrative around powerful learning. The National Storyteller joins our newly forming National Team of education leaders and change-makers, and participates in our Storyteller cohort that includes Storytellers from each of IDEA’s local place-based teams. By weaving local and national stories internally within the IDEA community and externally on social and traditional media, the National Storyteller helps craft a public narrative that has impact on those working for meaningful change for young people in communities around the country.

 

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Here's a cool job for the right person!

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It’s a “Story Problem”: What’s Behind Our Messed-Up Economy

It’s a “Story Problem”: What’s Behind Our Messed-Up Economy | Story Route | Scoop.it
The peoples of earlier times prospered from the guidance of simple stories that offered answers to their deepest questions. We need those now more than ever.
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Narrative Medicine Heals Bodies and Souls

Narrative Medicine Heals Bodies and Souls | Story Route | Scoop.it
Storytelling provides health benefits, known as Narrative Medicine. Through a Cherokee healer, doctors have found a better way of treating patients and pointing them toward recovery. The story, not just medical history, but a spiritual and personal journey.
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StoryTelling: The Fundamental of Crowdfunding

StoryTelling: The Fundamental of Crowdfunding | Story Route | Scoop.it

People are inherently drawn to stories and can become heavily invested in the story as the story progresses. This concept can be applied to your crowdfunding campaigns. Instead of thinking “pitch your audience”, try to tell the story behind the campaign. To better engage your audience, we suggest you tell the story based on 1 or more of Aristotle’s principles.

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Some good advice from the FundRazr people.

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Crowd-sourced storytelling: how can you make the most of UGC?

Crowd-sourced storytelling: how can you make the most of UGC? | Story Route | Scoop.it
The results of a survey of more than 1100 people discovers how they'd like to participate in storytelling, what they'd be willing to contribute and what they'd hope to receive in return Click here to view the infographic
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Live storytelling packs a powerful punch – Richard Hamilton – Aeon

Live storytelling packs a powerful punch – Richard Hamilton – Aeon | Story Route | Scoop.it
Even in our digital age, live storytelling has a spellbinding effect more potent than any DVD box set
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Wanna change the world? Change the story!

Wanna change the world? Change the story! | Story Route | Scoop.it
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How do we change the story on a global level? This is a quick guide to some of the people working to do just that.

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The dare of memoir

"What matters is not so much what happened, but the sensitivity with which you absorbed the experience and the ways in which it continues to inform and color your life now.".


Via Gene Bodzin, Sharon Bakar
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Gene Bodzin's curator insight, December 18, 2013 3:04 PM

Your life is a congeries of stories. When you set out to write memoir, your job is to come to grips with one of those stories, then to write about it in such a way that it will make sense to others. Easier to theorize about than to do.

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I've just started my memoir about the years I spent as a reluctant farmer. This piece really speaks to me.
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Ly de Angeles's Blog - WRITING YOUR OWN MEMOIR - DO IT! - December 24, 2013 16:26

Ly de Angeles's Blog - WRITING YOUR OWN MEMOIR - DO IT! - December 24, 2013 16:26 | Story Route | Scoop.it
Why?I used to think it hubris. That writing about one's own life was somehow irrelevant, who wants to know? That I'm not so important that anyone woul...
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Because YOU are unique, your memories and stories matter.

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How Hans Christian Andersen Revolutionized Storytelling

How Hans Christian Andersen Revolutionized Storytelling | Story Route | Scoop.it
"Andersen had the ability to articulate desires petty and profound and make them into transcendent tales."

"When people talk listen compl
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#851 Horses give wings to special riders

#851 Horses give wings to special riders | Story Route | Scoop.it
I cannot walk, or run, or play a game of tennis everyday.... But I CAN ride through the forest trails... when carried high, my feet take wings... John A. Davis “My feet take wings” is such an apt a...
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Connecting with a horse is therapeutic for many people with severe disabilities.

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Jeep Sticks With Storytelling In Campaign For New Cherokee

Jeep Sticks With Storytelling In Campaign For New Cherokee | Story Route | Scoop.it
Video Chrysler's advertising is taking the road less traveled again.
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The 5 Secrets Of Storytelling For Social Change

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Editor's Note: Jim Berk is Chief Executive Officer of Participant Media, a Los Angeles-based entertainment company that focuses on socially relevant, commercially viable feature films, documentaries and television, as well as publishing and digital...
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Judith van Praag's comment, August 3, 2013 5:35 PM
You've got a message?
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Have something important to say that will benefit the world we live in? Say it well, so people hear your message.

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Champagne May No Longer Come From Its Namesake Region Due To Climate Change

Champagne May No Longer Come From Its Namesake Region Due To Climate Change | Story Route | Scoop.it
Climate change could wreak havoc on winemakers and force them to leave the regions that have made them famous.
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