Best Storytelling Picks
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Best Storytelling Picks

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6 tips for finding your perfect story for Storytelling Parade | Story & Heart

6 tips for finding your perfect story for Storytelling Parade | Story & Heart | Best Storytelling Picks |

"As a community of storytellers, we have a tremendous power to tell the stories that aren't often shared—the stories of people and organizations doing good for the world.  For Storytelling Parade, your mission is to share one such story.

Now, because these stories don't often get told, they may be a little difficult to find. With that in mind, we've enlisted help from Stillmotion to share how they not only found an inspiring story for the Parade of someone doing good but also one that fit their keywords."


Storytelling Parade is a filmmaking contest to tell the story of a person or non-profit who is making this world a better place.


Read the full article to dig deeper and find more about these 6 tips to help you find your story:

It all starts with a dreamStart small and build it outHit the (Google) streetsUse your loose connections & be persistentMaking contact & telling a great storyApproach it from the other side - think local
Via Kim Zinke (aka Gimli Goose)
Kim Zinke (aka Gimli Goose)'s curator insight, August 29, 2014 3:41 AM

Each of these tips has lots more to delve into and doesn't require you to tell your story through video.  Use them to prompt a story idea or tweak it.

If you sign up for the Storytelling Parade you get access to an additional five free educational videos created by StillMotion.  You don't need to sign-up to view the first video:

  1. How to find the right story for you
  2. How to build a strong story
  3. How to interview your character
  4. How to capture b-roll
  5. How to weave your story together in post
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Storytelling Tip 5 - Start with a Relevance Statement | Anecdote

Start your stories with a relevance statement.

Stories are judged by their relevance and plausibility in business settings. For people to hear your story start off with a short statement that describes the relevance.

Via Kim Zinke (aka Gimli Goose)
Rescooped by Mervi Rauhala from Just Story It! Biz Storytelling!

Story Listening: Getting work done & making a difference -- K. Dietz TEDx talk

Karen Dietz, owner of Just Story It, shares her recent TEDx talk on how to listen for stories that will help you/your business/your nonprofit make a difference in the world.

Via Karen Dietz
Karen Dietz's curator insight, November 30, 2013 3:48 PM

Hi Folks!

Many people have been asking me when my TEDx talk will be available and it's finally be posted for viewing.

During the presentation I not only talk a bit about my background and lessons I've learned about storytelling, but I also share a simply story listening process I learned years ago from storyteller Doug Lipman.

I use the process all the time in my work -- because it's so powerful, and because it is at the root of how work gets done, and how making a difference in the world really happens. Anyone can do this process and I encourage you to try it out.

I hope you enjoy this 15 minutes and begin to relate to stories in this way. Happy story listening!

This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at 

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, December 2, 2013 1:25 PM

Inspiration on how to J"ust Story it" from the professional founder.

Karen Dietz's comment, December 2, 2013 2:04 PM
Thank you Monica!