Super Simple Storytelling

I was fortunate enough to chair the effort of the National Storytelling Association (
NSA) to create the association's definition of storytelling in 1997-1998. It was an
intriguing project. What do working storytellers think it is that they do? What terms

Author: Kendall F. Haven

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 1563086816

Category: Education

Page: 229

View: 590


Aside from guides to more than 40 powerful storytelling exercises, you'll find the Golden List of what an audience really needs from storytelling, a proven, step-by-step system for successfully learning and remembering a story, and the Great-Amazing-Never-Fail Safety Net to prevent storytelling disasters. More than 15,000 educators from across the country have successfully used this system.

Oral Storytelling and Teaching Mathematics

Using devices such as these while telling a story is not new to storytellers . Bardic
storytellers in Brittany made use of songs and poetry . Homer and ancient
Sanskrit scriptures make references to the use of songs by oral storytellers . The
use of ...

Author: Michael Schiro

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761930108

Category: Education

Page: 268

View: 750


Oral Storytelling and Teaching Mathematics contains two case studies of teachers telling epic oral stories to teach math to elementary and middle school students. The book also includes theoretical discussions of essential elements of oral storytelling, multicultural education, how oral storytelling can help children who have difficulty learning mathematics, and mathematical problem solving. This book significantly extends two pedagogical movements that have recently influenced mathematics teaching: the use of physical manipulatives and visual imagery and the use of children's literature. It takes a giant leap in leaving behind the written word for oral language and integrating serious mathematical explorations with fantasy.

Storytelling in Therapy

There is nothing so magical as a story and storytelling is a major form of human
communication that stretches back to the earliest times and continues today in all
kinds of ways , whether to teach , inspire , pass on knowledge or ideals , or even

Author: Rhiannon Crawford

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 0748769323

Category: Psychology

Page: 128

View: 848


The authors have used their working knowledge to give therapists a better understanding of how anecdotes in therapy can help implement changes in their clients' lives. The anecdotes have been selected as being suitable for applying to people with particular mental health problems. Each is supported by a summary of how to implement it in therapy.


There are two purposes for using storytelling as a management tool: To
strengthen the culture Translating the company's values in tangible ways that
employees can easily understand. To show the way Showing employees how
they should ...

Author: Klaus Fog

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540271163

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 238

View: 500


Must-read for managers on a powerful branding tool of the future. Up-to-date cases from the business world, plenty of illustrations and easy-to-use tools. Recommended by managers of top international firms. Covers both the internal and external benefits of storytelling for a business company. Danish version sold more than 2000 copies.

Planning as Persuasive Storytelling

So it is to stories and to storytelling that we should turn if we want to conceive of a
form of planning that is appropriate for the fragmented and multicultural world in
which we live and work. Planning as Persuasive and Constitutive Storytelling ...

Author: James A. Throgmorton

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226799638

Category: History

Page: 313

View: 552


"Planning as Persuasive Storytelling is a revealing look at the world of political conflict surrounding the Commonwealth Edison Company's ambitious nuclear power plant construction program in northern Illinois during the 1980s. Examining the clash between the utility, consumer groups, community-based groups, the Illinois Commerce Commission, and the City of Chicago, Throgmorton argues that planning can best be thought of as a form of persuasive storytelling. A planner's task is to write future-oriented texts that employ language and figures of speech designed to construct constituencies that the planner's vision is both desirable and feasible. Though seeking to persuade, the planner must also remain open to transformation through honest engagement with contending stories. Juxtaposing stories about efforts to construct Chicago's electric future, Planning as Persuasive Storytelling suggests a shift in how we think about planning. In order to account for the fragmented and conflicted nature of contemporary American life and politics, that shift would be away from "science" and the "experts" and toward persuasive storytelling by diverse authors"--P. [4] of cover.


In business , as well as in other settings , storytelling works as a useful technique
to perform the following functions : Such teachable moments can come in a
variety of contexts . Opportunities for strategic storytelling range from providing ...

Author: Dennis Metzger

Publisher: American Society for Training and Development

ISBN: 156286257X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 20

View: 962


A good story is often just the right method to effectively convey a message that supports an overall leadership communication plan. This issue explains how leaders can develop and use the art of storytelling to establish rapport, to enhance teamwork, and to send a message people will remember. It covers a step-by-step process to help incorporate storytelling in organizations. Also included is a case study based on the use of storytelling at Bell Atlantic and a job aid on story capturing and storytelling feedback.

Storytelling and Drama

(S. Beckett, Endgame) Storytelling in real life is itself a dramatic event. We
commonly feel that words are never enough for us to be able to tell a story
satisfactorily. As Miranda puts it in Shakespeare's Pericles (V.i. 117–118), “If I
should tell my ...

Author: Hugo Bowles

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027233400

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 216

View: 639


How do characters tell stories in plays and for what dramatic purpose? This volume provides the first systematic analysis of narrative episodes in drama from an interactional perspective, applying sociolinguistic theories of narrative and insights from conversation analysis to literary dialogue. The aim of the book is to show how narration can become drama and how analysis of the way a character tells a story can be the key to understanding its role in the unfolding action. The book s interactional approach, which analyses the way in which the characteristic features of everyday conversational stories are used by dramatists to create literary effects, offers an additional tool for dramatic criticism. The book should be of interest to scholars and students of narrative research, conversation and discourse analysis, stylistics, dramatic discourse and theatre studies. Winner of 2012 Esse Book Award for Language and Linguistics"

Documentary Storytelling

They succeed—and they often are important, inspirational, and motivational—
because they grab audiences and take them on an unforgettable journey. They
do this through story. Documentary storytelling involves a range of creative
choices ...

Author: Sheila Curran Bernard

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781136042348

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 400

View: 104


Documentary Storytelling is unique in offering an in-depth look at story and structure as applied not to Hollywood fiction, but to films and videos based on factual material and the drama of real life. With the growing popularity of documentaries in today's global media marketplace, demand for powerful and memorable storytelling has never been greater. This practical guide offers advice for every stage of production, from research and proposal writing to shooting and editing, and applies it to diverse subjects and film styles, from vérité and personal narrative to archival histories and more. Filled with real-world examples drawn from the author's career and the experiences of some of today's top documentarians, Documentary Storytelling includes special interview chapters with Ric Burns, Jon Else, Nick Fraser, Susan Froemke, Sam Pollard, Onyekachi Wambu and other film professionals. This second edition has been brought up to date with a more international focus, a look at lower-budget independent filmmaking, and consideration of newer films including Super Size Me, Murderball, So Much So Fast, and When the Levees Broke.

Storytelling in Contemporary Societies

Storytelling is per definitionem always ' contemporary ' . Even if we concentrate
only on ' tales ' in the proper sense of the term we could easily find stories that we
can ...

Author: Lutz Röhrich

Publisher: Gunter Narr Verlag

ISBN: 3823344757

Category: Art de conter - Congrès

Page: 224

View: 262


Storytelling with Children

Andrew Wright Alan Maley. BOKS FOR TEACHERS series editor ALAN MALEY
University Press Great Clarendon Street Oxford OX2 6DP Oxford RESOURCE.

Author: Andrew Wright

Publisher: Oxford University

ISBN: 0194372022

Category: Nature

Page: 222

View: 141


Stories motivate children to listen and learn, and help them to become aware of the sound and feel of English, and to understand language points, while enjoyiong the story. This resource book has a selection of ready-to-tell stories, although the activities can be used with any story.

Storytelling Art and Technique

Regional vernacular is not only acceptable but often necessary in storytelling. For
example, in telling the story "Wicked John and the Devil," from Richard Chase's
Grandfather Tales, the storyteller must refer to "sweet milk" rather than "milk," ...

Author: Ellin Greene

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313078613

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 344

View: 947


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.

Digital Storytelling

XI As the second edition of Digital Storytelling: A Creator's Guide to Interactive
Entertainment, this book reflects how swiftly the arena of digital storytelling is
growing and changing and how much still remains in flux. Even the way the term

Author: Carolyn Handler Miller

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780240809595

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 479

View: 479


Equally useful for seasoned professionals and those new to the field, Carolyn Handler Miller covers effective techniques for creating compelling narratives for a wide variety of digital media. Written in a clear, non-technical style, it offers insights into the process of content creation by someone with long experience in the field. Whether you're a writer, producer, director, project manager, or designer, 'Digital Storytelling' gives you all you need to develop a successful interactive project. *Learn about the ground-breaking work being done in new forms of narrative like Alternate Reality Games (ARGs), webisodes, user-generated content, mobile entertainment and transmedia storytelling *Gain insights from case studies of cutting-edge projects from a variety of different media, including the Internet, video games, interactive television, virtual reality and interactive cinema *Discover new uses of digital storytelling for both entertainment and entertainment blends -- projects that teach, inform, and promote *See how to combine the best of both worlds – classic and twenty-first century storytelling techniques

Storytelling Narrative and the Thematic Apperception Test

The story , as it was presented , was the storyteller's way to introduce a truth
about the cultural identity of those who heard the story - a psychological truth , a
moral truth , and an intellectual truth . The culture and character of the Greeks ,
who ...

Author: Phebe Cramer

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1593850719

Category: Psychology

Page: 374

View: 503


The Thematic Apperception Test (TAT) is a systematic approach to storytelling that offers insight into the unique psychological reality of each individual. This book integrates a variety of interpretive approaches to the TAT to illuminate the meaning of narratives and explore their clinical implications. Informed by psychodynamic theory and empirical research, the book addresses such topics as the ways narratives reveal different personality organizations; how stories change over the course of therapy; the influence of age, gender, and defense mechanisms on narratives; and the use of the TAT in clinical studies. A new preface to the paperback edition situates the book within the contemporary landscape of personality research.

Virtual Storytelling Using Virtual Reality Technologies for Storytelling

A Multidimensional Scale Model to Measure the Interactivity of Virtual Storytelling
* EunKyung Chung and Elizabeth Figa School of Library and Information Science
, Texas Center for Digital Knowledge, University of North Texas, P.O. Box ...

Author: Gérard Subsol

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540305118

Category: Computers

Page: 292

View: 357


The 1st International Conference on Virtual Storytelling took place on September 27–28, 2001, in Avignon (France) in the prestigious Popes’ Palace. Despite the tragic events of September 11 that led to some last-minute cancellations, nearly 100 people from 14 different countries attended the 4 invited lectures given by international experts, the 13 scientific talks and the 6 scientific demonstrations. Virtual Storytelling 2003 was held on November 20–21, 2003, in Toulouse (France) in the Modern and Contemporary Art Museum “Les Abattoirs.” One hundred people from 17 different countries attended the conference composed of 3 invited lectures, 16 scientific talks and 11 posters/demonstrations. Since autumn 2003, there has been strong collaboration between the two major virtual/digital storytelling conference series in Europe: Virtual Storytelling and TIDSE (Technologies for Interactive Digital Storytelling and Entertainment). Thus the conference chairs of TIDSE and Virtual Storytelling decided to establish a 2 year turnover for both conferences and to join the respective organizers in the committees. For the third edition of Virtual Storytelling, the Organization Committee chose to extend the conference to 3 days so that more research work and applications could be be presented, to renew the Scientific and Application Board, to open the conference to new research or artistic communities, and to call for the submission of full papers and no longer only abstracts so as to make a higher-level selection.

Storytelling Online

CHAPTER 3 Storytelling and Therapy in the Context of Breast Cancer and
Chronic Illness N articipants ' online activities do not take place in a vacuum . In
Chapter 2 I discussed the limitation of thinking about the online space and
participants ...

Author: Shani Orgad

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 0820476293

Category: Social Science

Page: 206

View: 918


This is an original sociological study of breast cancer patients' participation in Internet spaces. While much has been debated about the significance of the Internet, the actual processes of communication in which people engage online are little understood as yet. Exploring the ways in which participants in online spaces configure their experience into a story, the book presents readers with an innovative way of understanding online communication as a socially significant activity. The substantive focus of storytelling online is analyzed sensitively and thoroughly in its specificity as a social phenomenon. At the same time it is connected to a broad range of debates on communication and Internet, health, illness, and social agency.

Storytelling In Daily Life

Part III Storytelling Practices: Three Case Studies We now turn to consider three
case studies of performing narrative: storytelling in a weblog, breast cancer
storytelling in a conversational interview, and a staged performance of

Author: Kristin Langellier

Publisher: Temple University Press

ISBN: 9781592138517

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 288

View: 581


A guide to understanding storytelling in context.

Chaucer and the Art of Storytelling

Chapter Two Medieval Storytelling More clearly than any other passage in
Chaucer , the Prologue to Melibee defines the idea of the Chaucerian performer
as public servant : the idea of a man declaiming a manuscript impossible to mass

Author: Leonard Michael Koff

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520059999

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 298

View: 620


Technologies for Interactive Digital Storytelling and Entertainment

Within the INSCAPE framework, this module is meant to improve elicited
emotions as elements of style, which are used deliberately by an author within an
integrated storytelling environment. Keywords: Virtual characters, emotion,
emotional ...

Author: Stefan Göbel

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540499343

Category: Computers

Page: 390

View: 161


This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Third International Conference on Technologies for Interactive Digital Storytelling and Entertainment, TIDSE 2006, held in Darmstadt, Germany in December 2006. It contains 37 papers that cover a broad spectrum, from conceptual ideas, theories, and technological questions, to best practice examples in the different storytelling application domains, with a focus on entertainment and games.

Creative Storytelling

Building Community/Changing Lives Jack Zipes. Creative Storytelling Creative
Stnrytelling '9 Building Community Changing Lives Jack ZiPes 711 Creative

Author: Jack Zipes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136661556

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 280

View: 133


Jack Zipes has reinvigorated storytelling as a successful and engaging tool for teachers and professional storytellers. Encouraging storytellers, librarians, and schoolteachers to be active in this magical process, Zipes proposes an interactive storytelling that creates and strengthens a sense of community for students, teachers and parents while extolling storytelling as animation, subversion, and self-discovery.

Digital Storytelling Mediatized Stories

The growth of academic interest in institutional digital storytelling projects — as
evidenced by the theme of this volume - may be a reflection of this , as these
projects often require or at least encourage their participants to actively reflect
about ...

Author: Knut Lundby

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 1433102730

Category: Computers

Page: 313

View: 545


Recent years have seen amateur personal stories, focusing on «me», flourish on social networking sites and in digital storytelling workshops. The resulting digital stories could be called «mediatized stories». This book deals with these self-representational stories, aiming to understand the transformations in the age-old practice of storytelling that have become possible with the new, digital media. Its approach is interdisciplinary, exploring how the mediation or mediatization processes of digital storytelling can be grasped and offering a sociological perspective of media studies and a socio-cultural take of the educational sciences. Aesthetic and literary perspectives on narration as well as questioning from an informatics perspective are also included.