Are these stories important to tell? Yes. If done right, storytelling is public education that has the power to change societies.
Maybe sometimes we should be story facilitators and help others tell their own stories instead of doing it for them. Enter participatory storytelling, whereby participants learn about narrative and use technology to produce their own media. By giving them control, we get a genuine storyteller’s perspective, plus they’re empowered through participation, not representation—which is the only solution to marginalization anyway.
Storyplanet, which was backed by MIT's Joichi Ito and former head of online at Al Jazeera English Mohamed Nanabhay, lets journalists package content into interactive experiences (RT @jeremycaplan: Digital Storytelling Tool @Storyplanet = One of 2013's...
Ask yourself: If you could interview like Walter Cronkite, would you get more value from your meetings? Would your mentors become more valuable? (What's the one conversational tool that will make you better at absolutely everything?
Are you sitting comfortably?Then listen to PR leaders discussing the power of storytelling to build brands and energise businesses (Very true: consumers don't buy CEOs or logos, they buy reputations: http://t.co/oW7Ngq4y...)...
From the Russian pupils in Prada to the Nigerian children who sit four to a desk, photographer Julian Germain takes us on a journey around the world's classrooms (GREAT photo series by Julian Germain: Classrooms around the world – Guardian
Communicating on behalf of a brand can be tricky business. A decent idea once passed through the brand’s filter and massaged and molded to hit key messaging targets can come out the other side a shell of its possible self.
Journalist and producer Adam Westbrook launches a digital magazine about storytelling (RT @BoraZ: RT @notscientific: Inside the Story, a digital magazine on the art of storytelling/narrative http://t.co/L0wX95Ss)...
Muslims at Airport Railway station return home on an overcrowded train after attending the Akheri Munajat (concluding prayers) on the third day of the second phase of the largest congregation of Muslims in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Jan.
Article discussing ideas from the book Brain Rules on the impact of our visual perception on sales presentations (Presentation Rules using Visual Storytelling to sell Big Ideas http://t.co/Pn8Vpw7g)...
Using digital technology to tell stories can help charities with impact assessment, says Kieron Kirkland...
Using stories to evaluate results? Quantitatively??!! You bet!!
Here is a fabulous article after my quantitative heart.
The author Kieron Kirkland talks about how the organization, Nominet Trust, worked with the org story company Cognitive Edge to capture stories and then have the story authors rank what their stories are about on a scale.
Once the story was captured, there were several types of scales the storytellers ranked their stories on -- generating big data!
See -- storytelling and evaluation can be done effectively if constructed properly.
This article goes hand-in-hand with newer qualitative evaluation processes for arts-based techniques (like storytelling) talked about in one of my favorite books, Method Meets Art; Arts-Based Research Practice by Patricia Leavy (2009).
If you struggle to connect stories about your projects to quantifiable results, then run to read this article.
Having helped organizations articulate measures so they can see progress, the first critical area to tackle are which measures are going to be used that are the most meaningful, given the project's objectives.
This article will give you several ideas for how to get started.
“Maybe it’s because we’re all so overloaded with information. Maybe it’s because we’re all so starved for meaning. Or maybe it’s because, thanks to social media, everyone’s become a broadcaster these days.