Learn how to tell compelling stories like the 10 of the best storytellers in the world.
What We Can All Learn From the Best Storytellers in the World
1) Walt Disney. Lesson: Use details to create an immersive experience; just take care to ensure those details don't stand out so much that they detract from the story you're trying to tell.
2) Sheryl Sandberg. Lesson: Sharing personal stories makes you feel vulnerable, but it's that vulnerability that resonates with and connects you to other people.
3) Leymah Gbowee. Lesson: You can tell your story without words. Sometimes, the impact is far greater without them.
4) Richard Branson. Lesson: Flaws make stories interesting, and more relatable. Don't worry about polishing every little detail of your story -- just tell it. Even the naughty bits. Actually, especially the naughty bits.
5) charity: water. Lesson: Sometimes one person's story can help you give a voice to millions.
6) Bruce Springsteen. Lesson: Great storytelling brings together a disparate community through shared experience, making one individual feel part of something bigger.
7) Nate Silver. Lesson: Numbers can help you tell your story more succinctly, and when dealing with emotionally charged subjects, more objectively, than mere words.
8) Ellen DeGeneres. Lesson: Whether they know it or not, everyone has a story to tell. If you approach conversations with an open mind, you can find those gems and make them interesting.
9) Louis CK. Lesson: Tell your stories with unflinching honesty. Half-baked transparency is boring.
10) Steve Jobs. Lesson: Create an experience worth telling if you want your story to spread.
Via Kim Zinke (aka Gimli Goose)