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Resources for Storytellers

How to tell a good story. A collection of insight & inspiration for creating impact-filled and engaging stories. Add tools that you have found influential to crafting your stories.

How to tell a story

Why do we love our favorite stories? Do they need a beginning, middle and end, and a character who changes by the conclusion? Masters of storytelling explore new answers to age-old questions of the craft.

Mythic Journeys Documentary

Own the award-winning spiritual film that has captivated audiences across the country and has been hailed as a "Masterpiece", "Profoundly Transformative", and "Life-Changing"! Mythic Journeys® is not your typical documentary. Like a mythological story it is a multi-layered experience, rich and stimulating interviews with philosophers and spiritual leaders are interwoven with a gorgeous animated tale of a king, a sorcerer, and a mischievous corpse.

The mystery of storytelling: Julian Friedmann at TEDxEaling

How we tell stories seems to be a mysterious process that millions around the world want to be able to do, but 99.9% effectively fail. Why is it so hard for storyteller and audience to be one? What we communicate can change the lives of the writer and the audience.

TEDxPennQuarter 2011 - Adam Wade - Reinventing Storytelling

Adam Wade is originally from New Hampshire, and has been performing in New York City for the past ten years. He is a record 17-time StorySlam Champion at The Moth ("New York's hottest and hippest literary ticket" by The Wall Street Journal), and a two-time GrandSLAM Champion (2006, 2009).

The power of storytelling to change the world: Dave Lieber at TEDxSMU 2013

Dave Lieber is the national-award-winning Watchdog newspaper columnist for The Dallas Morning News, a prize-winning author and storytelling expert. For his investigative newspaper column, Dave receives 50 pitches a week for story ideas - and takes the best two. He knows how to find and identify memorable stories that people care about.

The storyteller in all of us: Zach King at TEDxPortland

Zach is a filmmaker, born and raised in Portland.He started his film journey at age seven when his parents gave him a camera at a wedding. After being rejected from film school, he started the YouTube channel "FinalCutKing," where he posted video editing tutorials. Zach has garnered more than 400,000 subscribers to his channel.

Steve Brown, "Spark: A Burning Man Story" | Talks at Google

Each year, 60,000 people from around the globe gather in a dusty windswept Nevada desert to build a temporary city, collaborating on large-scale art and partying for a week before burning a giant effigy in a ritual frenzy.

From Ashoka - outlining storytelling processes for creating clear and engaging stories for changemakers and social entrepreneurs.

Transmedia Storytelling

This is the seventh report from our upcoming People's Insights Annual Report titled “Now & Next: Future of Engagement”.