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A Quarter for a Tale from Sean Buvala: The Six Stories You Need in Your Storytelling Repertoire

A Quarter for a Tale from Sean Buvala: The Six Stories You Need in Your Storytelling Repertoire | Storytelling: Good vs Evil | Scoop.it
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Star Wars, Disney and myth-making | Transmedia ...

Star Wars, Disney and myth-making | Transmedia ... | Storytelling: Good vs Evil | Scoop.it

How one company came to master the business of storytelling | Transmedia Storytelling meets Tourism


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Dr. Karen Dietz's curator insight, December 17, 2015 12:27 PM
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Why does Disney continue to be a media juggernaut? Why does Star Wars still leave us hungry for more all these yearslater? This article is a great piece that highlights the importance of greatstorytelling in modern myth-making. It's not about technology; it's about the underlying story that speaks to a fundamentally human need about identity, belonging, hope, and redemption. While technology changes, human beings don't. Star Wars continues to capture our imagination because it speaks to redemption, rebirth and identity. Oh, yeah, and bonus: the special effects are awesome, too!   
This review was written by Kathy Klotz-Guest for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it  Kathy, MA, MBA, is the founder of Keeping it Human, whose mission is to help organizations create better stories. She leads workshops on business storytelling and idea generation for executives and teams. Follow her on Twitter: @kathyklotzguest
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List of Fake News Sites (Satire and Hoaxes)

List of Fake News Sites (Satire and Hoaxes) | Storytelling: Good vs Evil | Scoop.it
I’m really tired of the amount of fake news that has sprung up across the internet. In the past satire site’s like The Onion did a good job of being obvious they were fake. Unfortunatel…
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Is Your News Source on this List? or, Don't believe everything you think,The revival of disruptive propaganda, and the Legend of Bigfoot*.

 

Political humor is a very old, and very important form of discourse. Jonathan Swift, Mother Goose, Mark Twain, Will Rogers, and Tom Lehrer come quickly to mind. Maybe I just haven't been paying attention. But I have noticed an explosion of fake news stories since the beginning of this presidential election cycle. Or maybe it is because, as Michael Hurston posits, that a new breed of satire and parody is designed to look like real news. Insidious disinformation I call it. Especially since many of these sites seem to have no clear left/right agenda. Just Thumb in Your Eye provocateurs masking as humorists. It is hurts to see intelligent, and otherwise discerning people, duped into believing and reposting the specious news.All too eager to jump on stories that "prove" the narrative that their political enemies are stupid, lunatic, criminal, or simply EVIL. Dehumanizing the opposition. That kind of thinking never turns out well. There is already plenty of actual stupidity, lunacy, corruption, and evil in the world to we need to deal with.

 

*Full disclosure, I have been duped a time of two, maybe a couple more, myself. Though never in matters political. I just really want to believe in Bigfoot!

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12 storytelling + brand archetypes to grow your business

12 storytelling + brand archetypes to grow your business | Storytelling: Good vs Evil | Scoop.it
Successful brands have a strong sense of identity, one that mirrors the hopes and aspirations of their customers. But finding your voice – especially as a small business – can be difficult. And expensive. Identifying your brand archetype from this list will save you time and money and connect you instantly to your audience.

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Dr. Karen Dietz's curator insight, September 1, 2015 1:03 PM

Blogger Ffion at Sparkol knocks it out of the park again by writing a post that clearly articulates/summarizes the 12 most potent archetypes to use in your storytelling and branding efforts. These are all tried and tested, and will grow your business.


Ffion's post is a summary of the masterful book "The Hero and The Outlaw: Building Extraordinary Brands Through The Power of Archetypes", written by Margaret Mark and Carol Pearson (2001). It's been a go-to book in my library since it came out.


The book gives lots of examples of companies who have used the archetypes successfully. What I love about Ffion's article is that she includes video clips of companies using the archetypes so we get the archetype really fast.


Enjoy this romp through archetypes that work. I'm sure you'll recognize the archetype(s) you are using. This post will help you leverage your archetypes more consciously and deliberately.


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it 

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'Maze Runner' Director to Tackle Norse Mythology With 'Fall of Gods' (Exclusive)

'Maze Runner' Director to Tackle Norse Mythology With 'Fall of Gods' (Exclusive) | Storytelling: Good vs Evil | Scoop.it
Fox is picking up the movie rights to the illustrated fantasy book that first started life on Kickstarter.
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This school in Norway abandoned teaching subjects 40 years ago

This school in Norway abandoned teaching subjects 40 years ago | Storytelling: Good vs Evil | Scoop.it

What's The Story At The Ringstabekk School?

Learning Through Multidisciplinary Studies. A 40-year experiment in education that's working.

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Many Storytellers spend a good deal of time at schools and libraries. We need to know the basic requirements for Visual, and Performing Arts (VAPA), and Language skills in the schools. We do not get many requests to fill requirements for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics: STEM. Extra-curricular, inter-disciplinary programs like Destination Imagination, and Computer Science Unplugged, are combining Arts and STEM.

 

The Ringstabekk School is taking cross-curricular teaching methods to the next level. It's not an adjunct to your formal education. It is your formal education. Of particular interest to me is how they develop their projects. They create a story that is a through-line to connect various subjects. Into a cohesive whole. Ringstabekk, Destination Imagination, Computer Science Unplugged, and other, are showing that Story can be an effective part of learning through multidisciplinary studies.

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Famous Faces of MS. Squiggy Falls Down Laughing. OR: Are Those Stars In My Eyes. Or Optic Neuropathy?

Famous Faces of MS. Squiggy Falls Down Laughing. OR: Are Those Stars In My Eyes. Or Optic Neuropathy? | Storytelling: Good vs Evil | Scoop.it
Learn about those who rose to fame and despite their multiple sclerosis – including Annette Funicello, Richard Pryor, Montel Williams, Teri Garr & Others.
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In Davis L. Landers autobiography “Fall Down Laughing”, he tells the story of coming to terms with MS. Fear and shame caused him to hide his MS diagnosis for over ten years. Not even his closest friend Michael McKean (Lenny of Lenny and Squiggy) knew the truth.  David's secrecy damaged his acting career. After stumbling and falling around movie sets, he got the reputation for being a drunk. N one wanted to work with him. Mr. Landers journey helped me accept MS is a disease, NOT a character flaw. Thank you Squiggy, in sharing your struggle, you have made mine easier.

Of course, I had to listen to the audio book. Reading has become difficult for me.

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In Storytelling, Focusing on Solutions, Not Problems

In Storytelling, Focusing on Solutions, Not Problems | Storytelling: Good vs Evil | Scoop.it

"Restorative Narratives"

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I have never heard the term "restorative narratives" before. But the concept is not new to me. For 20,000 years people have used stories to shape personal and cultural identity structures. Today, we use storytelling tools like Neurolinguistics and Branding affect real world changes.Take care the stories you tell yourself, and those around you.

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LeVar Burton seeks to couple storytelling with education

LeVar Burton seeks to couple storytelling with education | Storytelling: Good vs Evil | Scoop.it
200,000 books a week through the RRKidz app.
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Storytelling is not only good, it is “an essential element of the human experience” So says Reading Rainbow guru, and Star Trek Next Gen star, LeVar Burton. He is on a quest to make Storytelling an integral part of the educational process. And when LeVar puts his mind to something...Currently kids are reading over 200,000 books a week through his Reading Rainbow app: RRKidz. So I am glad to see LeVar putting his considerable passion, and impressive track record promoting Storytelling.

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A Visual Tour Of America's Most Fascinating Public Libraries

A Visual Tour Of America's Most Fascinating Public Libraries | Storytelling: Good vs Evil | Scoop.it
Photographer Robert Dawson has been on an 18-year journey, photographing America's most beloved public institution: The library. Here are some of his...
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Another Side to the Story: The Words We Use: Storytelling, Folktale, Legend, Myth ...

Another Side to the Story: The Words We Use: Storytelling, Folktale, Legend, Myth ... | Storytelling: Good vs Evil | Scoop.it
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Call of Story

Call of Story | Storytelling: Good vs Evil | Scoop.it
Explore the power of storytelling through six of America's finest storytellers. Each share a story and testimonial explaining the narrator's feelings about the significance of story in their family lives.
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I have had the good fortune to hear several of the Tellers in person.

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Fee fi fo fum, I smell the blood of a neolithic man | The Times

Fee fi fo fum, I smell the blood of a neolithic man | The Times | Storytelling: Good vs Evil | Scoop.it
The original ogre at the top of the beanstalk predates England, while Rumpelstiltskin knew how to spin straw into gold more than four millennia ago
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When people see their own struggles reflected in ancient stories, something powerful happens | Bryan Doerries

When people see their own struggles reflected in ancient stories, something powerful happens | Bryan Doerries | Storytelling: Good vs Evil | Scoop.it
The Greek tragedies have something to say to us about the way we live now, and it’s something we desperately need to hear
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Science Says People Who Talk To Themselves Are Geniuses

Science Says People Who Talk To Themselves Are Geniuses | Storytelling: Good vs Evil | Scoop.it

As it turns out, talking to yourself, is not only sane but it is also a sign of being genius. Some of the smartest people on earth talk to themselves. Here is just one example. Albert Einstein talked to himself.

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Your Spoken Words Have Power. Even when spoken in a forest where there is no one to hear. There is no disputing the might of the written word. Journaling, setting your intention into action on the page is a powerful tool. But research suggests that talking to yourself, creating an oral narrative has it's own special magic. I have talked about "The Storytelling Trance" before. That wonderful moment when the story listeners brain is creating the story in their mind. The experiences of the story get encoded and processed in the brain much as though they are real experiences. It comes as no surprise to me that research suggests that the stories you speak to yourself can be just as beneficial, or detrimental, as the stories you tell others.

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Before Google, Here's What New Yorkers Asked The NYPL

Before Google, Here's What New Yorkers Asked The NYPL | Storytelling: Good vs Evil | Scoop.it
Questions people asked the NYPL from the 1940s to the 1980s... like: Can mice throw up?
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I have always had the greatest respect for Reference Librarians. A visit to the Reference Desk was akin to an audience with the Oracle of Delphi, but with generous business hours. Google seems indispensable But as Neil Gaiman said "Google can bring you back 100,000 answers. A librarian can bring you back the right one.". It's like the difference between WebMD and a trained physician. The librarians at the New York Public Library have been of invaluable resource fro me for decades by way of the book, The New York Public Library Desk Reference. A book I highly recommend, along with The Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, and An Incomplete Education. This collection is helpful in learning what question to ask. Google, like Deep Thought, will answer your question, 42. But it takes a Reference Librarian to tell you what you want to know.

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Listening Takes Practice- Favorite Storytelling Podcasts

Listening Takes Practice- Favorite Storytelling Podcasts | Storytelling: Good vs Evil | Scoop.it
 
“There’s a lot of difference between listening and hearing.”
― G.K. Chesterton
 
Real listening is a skill that takes practice.
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12 Things About Being A Kid That We Need To Reclaim

12 Things About Being A Kid That We Need To Reclaim | Storytelling: Good vs Evil | Scoop.it

 

If children grew up according to early indications, we should have nothing but geniuses.  ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


As the years roll by, we fill our heads with stories of rejection, limitations. Heaving a Peter Pan Complex is considered Arrested Development. But Pan's strength is that he lives in the moment. A healthy Pan practices Radical Acceptance. Every day is full of "how can I do that?",  not "why I can't do that". He does not rage that the world home to monsters like Hook. Pan is is all about what happens next. Those who know me, know that I always answer the phone "Good Morning", day or night. That at is part of my idiom: "Every moment is the beginning of a brand new day, full of hope and possibilities".  That's my story, and I'm sticking to it!

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10 Reasons Why Kids Need to Read Non-Disney Fairy Tales | Brightly

10 Reasons Why Kids Need to Read Non-Disney Fairy Tales | Brightly | Storytelling: Good vs Evil | Scoop.it
Complicated, thought-provoking, and magical, old-school fairy tales are filled with complexities that are often missing from their big-screen retellings.
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I am a fan of Bruno Bettelheim,  who espoused the idea that Fairytales give children important psycho-social tools. I think G. K. Chesterton summed it up most beautifully "Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons are real. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children the dragons can be killed"  

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In pictures: 'What multiple sclerosis means to me'

In pictures: 'What multiple sclerosis means to me' | Storytelling: Good vs Evil | Scoop.it

"Neurology's favourite word is 'deficit'," she says. "Loss of speech, loss of language, loss of memory, loss of vision, loss of dexterity, loss of identity." Photographer Hannah Laycock. In her art she aims to question the notion of this neurological "loss".

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UK Artists use their creative voice to tell their MS stories.

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The Secrets Behind Great Storytelling

The Secrets Behind Great Storytelling | Storytelling: Good vs Evil | Scoop.it
Great storytelling -- whether it's a new play, a television spot or a speech -- is all about creating an emotional connection with the audience. Storytelling is elevated by great writers and great storytellers....
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Hollywood insiders discuss the power of storytelling. Now if they only treated writers who write the stories with more respect...

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The Aftermath: How to Tell the Stories of Trauma Survivors with Humanity & Grace

The Aftermath: How to Tell the Stories of Trauma Survivors with Humanity & Grace | Storytelling: Good vs Evil | Scoop.it
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The Aftermath: How to Tell the Stories of Trauma Survivors with Humanity & Grace is the second recording on this page. Worth a listen for Storytellers dealing with trauma sufferers.

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Vikings may have been more social than savage

Vikings may have been more social than savage | Storytelling: Good vs Evil | Scoop.it

You Academics have uncovered complex social networks within age-old Icelandic sagas, which challenge the stereotypical image of Vikings as unworldly, violent savages.

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A very social group of Vikings headed for Legoland this Sunday. Support their campaign to raise funds and awareness for Multiple Sclerosis. http://main.nationalmssociety.org/site/TR?team_id=362655&fr_id=23500&pg=team

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The 14 Greatest Hoaxes of All Time

The 14 Greatest Hoaxes of All Time | Storytelling: Good vs Evil | Scoop.it
With effort and a little luck, you can fool a lot of the people, all of the time.
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