Storytelling in Organizations

And just like in all other domains of life, the employees of an organization are “natural born storytellers” (Boje 1994). Colleagues share all kinds of different stories about successful projects, dramatic failures or the pipedreams of ...

Author: Karin Thier

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783662563830

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 119

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This book highlights storytelling as a concrete and viable method which can be used in various operational fields in organizations: from change management to project management and knowledge management, it presents employees’ stories on past projects and the diverse, essential aspects of corporate culture they reveal, in an easy-to-comprehend and entertaining fashion. These stories focus on specific but generic experiences which can be adapted and exploited by the reader to ultimately tap into hidden knowledge and increase transparency during daily routines in his or her own organization. Knowledge managers, coaches, and strategists alike will find a 'real-life' connection through these stories, helping them improve their own storytelling methods. The book also provides exhaustive information on the latest storytelling methods and strategies. ​The adaptations Thier has made to bring learning histories to corporate settings accelerates the capture, flow, and application of organizational knowledge that speeds up changes to improve operations! George Roth (Principal Research Associate at MIT Sloan School of Management, Boston, United States)

Storytelling Art and Technique

One theory is that deeds were so exaggerated that modesty required the teller to attribute them to a third party, and thus the hero tale was born. Storytellers became the genealogists, historians, and keepers of the culture, ...

Author: Ellin Greene

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313078613

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 344

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Join the countless professionals who have benefited from the best how to storytelling guide available today. Storytelling: Art and Technique is a proven handbook and selection tool that shows you how to select, prepare, and tell stories to and for children aged 3 to 13. Ideal for both beginning and experienced storytellers working in public or school library settings, this useful volume reveals the storyteller's art—from planning through performance.

The Sell Your Novel Tool Kit

However , they are just as real to those who believe in the existence of born writers or born storytellers . Some people think that like Mozart composing music at age five , a W - gene writer's first scribbles will evidence literary ...

Author: Elizabeth Lyon

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0399528288

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

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ENHANCE YOUR CHANCES OF GETTING YOUR NOVEL PUBLISHED WITH THIS ONE-OF-A-KIND GUIDE Writers often spend years perfecting their first novel—then hit a dead end when it comes to getting it published. Learning to market your novel will make it stand out from the thousands of other books clamoring for the attention of an ever shrinking number of publishers. In this book, Elizabeth Lyon offers the wisdom of more than twenty years of experience as an author, book editor, writing instructor, and marketing consultant. Step-by-step, she details what editors want, what questions to ask them, and how to develop a marketing strategy. You will learn: · How to categorize your novel, and the sixteen ways of describing it · Nine ways of selling your novel · Descriptions of the jobs of literary agent, editor, and writer · Examples of actual story synopses, and successful query letters—in all the genres · How to prepare sample chapters · Thirty questions a writer needs to ask a prospective agent


As Benjamin submits,“[a]n orientation toward practical interests is characteristic of many born storytellers.”9 This feature, he continues, points to the very nature of“every real [wahren] story”—that is, every story that is truly a ...

Author: Rodolphe Gasché

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9781438471457

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 160

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An innovative philosophical meditation on the muteness of Holocaust survivors and the human faculty of storytelling. In Storytelling, Rodolphe Gasché reexamines the muteness of Holocaust survivors, that is, their inability to tell their stories. This phenomenon has not been explained up to now without reducing the violence of the events to which survivors were subjected, on the one hand, and diminishing the specific harm that has been done to them as human beings, on the other. Distinguishing storytelling from testifying and providing information, Gasché asserts that the utter senselessness of the violence inflicted upon them is what inhibited survivors from making sense of their experience in the form of tellable stories. In a series of readings of major theories of storytelling by three thinkers—Wilhelm Schapp, whose work will be a welcome discovery to many English-speaking audiences, Walter Benjamin, and Hannah Arendt—Gasché systematically assesses the consequences of the loss of the storytelling faculty, considered by some an inalienable possession of the human, both for the victims’ humanity and for philosophy. “This book pursues the problem of what happens when the stories that are the object of narration become so enigmatic and troublesome that they withdraw from the realm of communicability and meaning into the space of a certain muteness. By focusing on Schapp, Benjamin, and Arendt, Gasché succeeds brilliantly in weaving together the three strands that are most vital to its subject: philosophical rigor, literary sensitivity, and historical concreteness.” — Gerhard Richter, author of Inheriting Walter Benjamin

Tell it Together

Oh , I agree we become storytellers in different ways . Some of us are born storytellers . Some of us , through hard work , achieve the title “ Storyteller . ” And some of us , through no conscious effort of our own , have storytelling ...

Author: Barbara McBride-Smith

Publisher: august house

ISBN: 0874836557

Category: Drama

Page: 192

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Explains the values of story theatre, describes story theatre equipment, and presents twenty-three scripts of myths, folktales, and fiction for story theatre.

The Storyteller s Shadows

pushing my luck with old Tru first going like asking her okay, ma'am, when were you born? STORYTELLER SHADOW PLAYER: ('I'm here too') Tru, when were you born? (Of course, TRU ignores him for the real thing) STORYTELLER: And old Tru's, ...

Author: Bill Reed

Publisher: Reed Independent

ISBN: 9780648175698


Page: 416

View: 835


In a volume containing 14 original plays – including three shadow-play adaptions of Gogol, Morton and Runyon classics – the author resurrects a sadly neglected theatre genre – the shadow play combining traditional shadow techniques with normal acting to create ‘full-bodied’ mainstream plays.

Teaching of Social Studies

Some teachers are born storytellers and they are very fortunate in this respect. This art of storytelling aims at presenting to the pupils, through the medium of speech, clear, vivid, interesting, ordered sequences of events, ...

Author: R. P. Pathak

Publisher: Pearson Education India

ISBN: 9788131776322


Page: 232

View: 407


Teaching of Social Studies is a textbook that will help the students of B. Ed understand the meaning and concept of social studies. The teacher educators will also get an overview of the challenges and issues in teaching Social studies in India and will get a sound knowledge of the role of social science in national integration.

How To Prospect Sell and Build Your Network Marketing Business With Stories

And while we are on the subject of how to find good distributors who take action: “Blue” personalities are natural born storytellers. They tell stories all day long. And because they like to talk, some of their stories go on and on and ...

Author: Tom “Big Al” Schreiter

Publisher: Fortune Network Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 9781892366191

Category: Business & Economics


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One tiny story ... changes everything. A ten-second story equals the impact of 1,000 facts. Now we can use micro-stories to communicate our network marketing message in just seconds. Our prospect becomes involved in the story, and instantly sees what we see. And isn't that what we want? Forget the flip chart, the presentation book, the website, the PowerPoint, and the video. Instead, use stories to get that "Yes" decision now. Later we can do our boring, fact-filled presentation. As an added bonus, stories answer objections. No more frustration or push-back from negative prospects. And of course, stories are easy to remember, both for us and our prospect. Here are the actual stories I use, word-for-word. Join the top earners now and become a professional storyteller. Order your copy now and start enjoying some great MLM and network marketing stories to move your business forward.

Basrayatha portrait of a city

In the imagination of each follower is born a storyteller who receives from his predecessor the ceremonial staff of storytelling and who influences the senses and intellects of those following him until the matter almost surpasses the ...

Author: Mohammed khudayyir

Publisher: American Univ in Cairo Press

ISBN: 9774160649

Category: Fiction

Page: 157

View: 412


A multi-faceted fictional recreation of the Iraqi city of Basra

World Folklore for Storytellers Tales of Wonder Wisdom Fools and Heroes

... or merely a coincidence? That is up to the storyteller to decide, since there is no evidence either way. ... But to their shock, they saw that he had been born with only one ear, only one eye, but a full set of teeth.

Author: Howard J Sherman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317451648

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 400

View: 469


Here is a treasury of favorite and little known tales from Africa, Asia, Europe, the Americas, Australia, and Oceania, gracefully retold and accompanied by fascinating, detailed information of their historic and cultural backgrounds. The introduction provides an informative overview of folklore, its purpose in world cultures and in contemporary society and popular culture. Following this, the main sections of the book are arranged by tale type, covering wonder tales, hero tales, tales of kindness repaid and hope and redemption, and finally tales of fools and wise people. Each section begins by comparing the tales cross-culturally, explaining similarities and differences in the folkloric narratives. Tales from diverse cultures are then presented, introduced, and retold in a highly readable fashion.

Teen Shorts

This collection of short stories from the fertile imaginations of young writers will have you spellbound - engrossed in the impossible and improbable antics of characters in volatile and dynamic worlds as they struggle to save themselves, ...

Author: The Born Storytellers

Publisher: Crotchet Quaver

ISBN: 0987540238

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 264

View: 432


A Born Storytellers collection of Teen Fiction. This collection of short stories from the fertile imaginations of young writers will have you spellbound - engrossed in the impossible and improbable antics of characters in volatile and dynamic worlds as they struggle to save themselves, their friends and mankind from aliens, ghosts, monsters, bad love affairs - but mostly from themselves. Out of the pens of youths oft come diamonds. Read. Enjoy.

The Prince of Storytellers

Nobody taught him to be a storyteller : he was born one . Oxford might have given him erudition and since erudition has less appeal than light entertainment , it might have divided the number of his readers by fifty .

Author: Robert Standish


ISBN: IND:32000009045776

Category: Authors, English

Page: 253

View: 191


A Bridge of Longing

As Benjamin tells it , the Slavic - born storytellers inherit the earth . ... New York City or whether they attend the Annual Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough , Tennessee , have little in common with the orthodox practice of Jewish ...

Author: David G. Roskies

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674081404

Category: Social Science

Page: 419

View: 349


Focuses on authors: Nahman of Bratslav, Isaac Meir Dik, I.L. Peretz, Sholem Aleichem, Der Nister, Itzik Manger, and Isaac Bashevis Singer.

Flame of Separation

I wasn't born with a passion for writing or the stage as some kids are, but a door had swung open when I started writing poetry, a door I knew I must step through. “You're a born storyteller,” I remember Gabriel saying to me.

Author: Des Kennedy

Publisher: Insomniac Press

ISBN: 9781897414224

Category: Fiction

Page: 273

View: 181


The novel's hero is Akhenaton, Pharaoh of Egypt's Eighteenth Dynasty, who was the first ruler to introduce the idea of monotheism. As Rosemary Sullivan remarks in her biography of MacEwen, he was, like Julian, ''one more human being filled with the god-lust.'' Akhenaton's single-mindedness in his quest for his own brand of reason is a powerfully paradoxical distillation of the artistic temperament: originality, fertility and beauty set against death and despair and an inability to love. He's jolted out of his torpor by his student Susan Slater who experiences a sequence of paranormal visitations from a man named Gabriel at the Dancing Grasses conservancy. Could this be the same Gabriel, the charismatic shaman, whose spell Dexter fell under at seventeen? Why is he reappearing at Dancing Grasses, and why has he led Dexter and Susan to a corpse?

The Legal Writing Handbook

reat lawyers are great storytellers. They know how to grab their reader's ... After reading the story, the judge is inclined to resolve the conflict in favor of the storyteller's client. Some people are, it seems, born storytellers.

Author: Laurel Currie Oates

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer

ISBN: 9781543830422

Category: Law

Page: 1008

View: 799


With the authors’ effective step-by-step approach, The Legal Writing Handbook: Analysis, Research, and Writing walks students through each of the stages of the writing process from pre-writing, drafting, and editing, to the final draft. A leading text for generations of law students, the Eighth Edition gives students a head start as they move into practice. The Legal Writing Handbook offers a complete resource on legal writing. Part I provides students with an introduction to the U.S. Legal System; Part II gives an overview of legal research, with both an introduction to sources and to research strategies; Part III introduces students to predictive memos, e-memos, and client letters; Part IV covers motion briefs; Part V offers an overview of appellate briefs; Part VI introduces oral advocacy; Part VII is a guide to effective writing; Part VIII is a guide to correct writing; and Part IX focuses on the needs of ESL writers. With a new streamlined organization and completely updated content, this is the only book on legal writing students will ever need. New to the Eighth Edition: Streamlined organization with chapters focused on key topics New appendix with easy reference to all the Quick Tips to improve legal writing Updated and added discussion throughout the book on the role of bias in legal language and argumentation A new chapter introducing rhetoric and bias Professors and student will benefit from: Given the breadth of coverage, the book can be easily adapted for two-, three-, or four-semester programs. Multiple examples and sample documents—­this text demystifies legal writing. Helpful overview of the American legal system Step-by-step instruction on how to write formal memos, e-memos, and opinion letters Step-by-step instruction on how to write motion and appellate briefs In-depth instruction on how to write and edit effectively and correctly Resources for ESL law students With online Connected Coursebook access, students receive additional exercises with sample answers and other helpful resources.

Thinking in Story

It is not too late to take such a course or to read a book or two on the art of storytelling. One of the strongest criticisms of using our own ... My experience, however, tells me that we humans are almost natural born storytellers.

Author: Richard A. Jensen

Publisher: CSS Publishing

ISBN: 9781556735738

Category: Religion

Page: 145

View: 300


Jensen draws clues from the storytelling tradition which underlies much of Scripture to develop a carefully constructed rationale and design for narrative preaching. Chapters detail "sources for stories" and offer field-tested examples.

Catholic World

... gesture , and color peculiar to born storytellers . Both women were refined and cultured in their speech , but one marked peculiarity always crept into Miss Eliza's language when she grew excited in her narration , which she always ...



ISBN: HARVARD:32044105216055



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New Catholic World

... gesture , and color peculiar to born storytellers . Both women were refined and cultured in their speech , but one marked peculiarity always crept into Miss Eliza's language when she grew excited in her narration , which she always ...



ISBN: UIUC:30112100550653



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The Nordic Storyteller

... placed the legends in the context of fictional frame stories describing Norwegian nature, folk life, and storytelling events. ... and his reputation among 20th-century scholars as “the born storyteller” may sometimes be felt to be a ...

Author: Susan Brantly

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443803168

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 430

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The Nordic Storyteller: Essays in Honour of Niels Ingwersen consists of a set of nineteen research essays plus an introduction, written by colleagues and admirers of Niels and Faith Ingwersen, leaders in the field of Scandinavian Studies in North America for some four decades. A first section of seven essays, entitled “Songs and Tales in Oral Tradition,” presents research in the area of folklore studies, including balladry, saints’ lives, incantations, healing, legendry, and personal experience narrative. Articles take up such issues as classification, thematics, cultural and historical change, and the effects of technology on daily life. A closely related second section, “From Oral Tradition to Literature” includes three essays which examine the adaptation of oral tradition to literary forms, focusing on the works of P. Chr. Asbjørnsen, Esias Tegnér, Elias Lönnrot, F. R. Kreutzwald, and the illustrations of Arthur Rackham—all figures important in the rise of folklore as a key interest of Romantic nationalism. A further set of nine essays grouped under the title “Tales in Literary Form” examine aspects of the writings of some of the greatest storytellers of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, including H. C. Andersen, Herman Bang, Henrik Ibsen, Jóhann Magnús Bjarnason, Charles Dickens, Thomas Mann, Isak Dinesen, Martin Andersen Nexø, Billy August, Hans Scherfig, Peter Høeg, Klaus Rifbjerg, Leif Panduro, and Kjartan Fløgstad. Articles address topics including autobiography, source criticism, symbolism, personal and national identities, and the representation of political ideals. Together the essays of this volume demonstrate the unflagging salience of narrative—of storytelling—in the personal lives and social experiences of Scandinavians and their neighbors, past and present.

Living to Tell about it

Preface Some of us are born storytellers , some of us acquire the storytelling habit , and some of us have it thrust upon us . But for almost all of us living and telling are inextricably connected : we make sense of our experiences ...

Author: James Phelan

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801442974

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 236

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Phelan's compelling readings cover important theoretical ground by introducing a valuable distinction between disclosure functions and narrator functions.