September 24, 2019 | Storytelling
Because stories allow space for all seasons of life, they woo us in mysterious ways and we catch ourselves listening with held breath. Stories affirm the reality of the hard and fluctuating seasons we encounter. They encourage us to us to embrace our own seasons. They make us feel seen.
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August 23, 2019 | Storytelling
Lead with story and watch as people—consumers, donors, students—move in closer as they are inspired to unearth and begin unpacking boxes of their own.
July 10, 2019 | Storytelling
When the power of visual storytelling is combined with individual relevance, a level of interest, engagement, and impression can be formed beyond that of any other means of communication.
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March 22, 2019 | Storytelling
Each story is like a tile in an infinitely expanding mosaic, every person contributing constantly as we engage in life and in simply being. When only certain mosaics are displayed, we lose the whole picture and deny others the right to their own stories.
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February 21, 2019 | Book Reviews, Storytelling
Stories can be a powerful way to engage an audience. However, story alone may limit your ability to retain attention or generate engagement. Narrative, on the other hand, can be a more powerful vehicle to amplify impact. Through narrative you generate interest, retain attention, and spark engagement.
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January 11, 2019 | Storytelling
Babies have the potential to recognize a sense of connection and being wanted starting as early as seven months. From the get-go, we require connection. It is responsible for ordering how we will perceive and interpret our role in the world. This inclination or, rather, this need, is truly hardwired into us.
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December 27, 2018 | Storytelling
With many millions of social media followers and two published books, both of which made the New York Times Nonfiction Bestseller List, and the ability to raise $2.3 million in 96 hours, Brandon Stanton has discovered the power of storytelling.
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December 12, 2018 | Storytelling
The world is composed of walking stories, of waking stories. From the homeless man living meal to meal to the CEO sitting in a high-rise office, everyone bears a story. Like mosaics, a billion little different tiles give shape to our beings—our desires, aspirations, fears, joys, disappointments, habits, inclinations.
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November 29, 2018 | Storytelling
The western world has an unfortunate history of elevating the world of facts and hard numbers to the detriment of words. They are frequently viewed as less deserving of attention but the reality is, we owe our lives to stories, the symphonies of words.
November 13, 2018 | Storytelling
On January 6, 1941, President Roosevelt made his State of the Union address, aired against the backdrop of London smoking from an especially horrific German air raid earlier that evening. His address was powerful and would especially grow in relevance several months later with the attack on Pearl Harbor.
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