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Why You Should Master The Art Of Storytelling

Humans have been telling stories for as long as anyone can remember. In fact, stories are the way we have a ‘collective memory’ at all. From early epic poets like Homer to pictographs across the globe that predate him by thousands of years, stories have been a part of the human experience since the beginning.

Storytelling: Where to find the best stories

storytellingWe all have stories to tell. But it isn’t always obvious. So, how do you find stories to tell? Good question, but they’re very much like coming up with ideas: you have to work hard to develop them.

I listen to quite a lot of podcasts, including The Gist from Slate. In their latest edition they interviewed professional storyteller Matthew Dicks on where he finds the best stories; he talked about ad a daily technique he used everyday to find those stories.

Top storytelling tips for innovators and entrepreneurs

As a well known Disney fanatic, I get asked about storytelling quite a bit. And, my number one and only tip is this: be authentic.

It doesn’t seem like a lot, but many people are afraid to be authentic. A great way to express authenticity through story is by talking about a time or situation when you were the best version of yourself (success); and likewise when you were not (learned from failure).

Why? Because it tells us two things that any person can empathize with: your success and your lessons from failure.

In essence, there is a transformation. Those are stories worth telling because they shaped who you are :).

Innovation must reads of the week: Innovation failure starts at the top

Innovation must reads of the week: Innovation failure starts at the top

Storified by Jorge Barba · Sat, Dec 08 2012 15:26:31

#Innovation failure starts at the top http://wp.me/p10V0m-1clPaul Hobcraft
RT @JurgenLACoach The Science of Storytelling: Why Telling a Story is the Most Powerful Way to Activate Our Brains http://zite.to/TPYTgIRalph-Christian Ohr
Leaders do the right things. Managers do things right. #Innovation needs more leaders. http://innovateonpurpose.blogspot.com/2012/12/managers-are-for-efficiency-leaders-are.htmlJeffrey Phillips
To Change the Culture, Stop Trying to "Change the Culture" http://s.hbr.org/YVRvqMHarvard Biz Review
New blog post: Your Competition is Never "No One" http://buff.ly/Syrn02 #innovationTim Kastelle
People First, Processes Next, Then Ideas – the right order for innovation! http://ow.ly/fUe1EStefan Lindegaard
In a fragmented world, go deep http://dlvr.it/2bpKCYNilofer Merchant

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