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Exercise in Empathy

Anna Deavere Smith is a wonderful actor who “performs” stories by taking on the personality of the original teller. She brings people from Studs Terkel’s collections back to life and takes her audiences on a tour .  Here she is pitching a workshop on Empathy but this little clip reminded me how to really pay attention and I thought it might be

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Exercise in Empathy

Anna Deavere Smith is a wonderful actor who “performs” stories by taking on the personality of the original teller. She brings people from Studs Terkel’s collections back to life and takes her audiences on a tour .  Here she is pitching a workshop on Empathy but this little clip reminded me how to really pay attention and I thought it might be

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Episode #15 – More Moth Secrets from Lea Thau

Lea Thau, creative director of TheMoth.org for a decade (2001-2010), Lea teaches business people not so much how to tell personal stories, but  how to use the principles of storytelling to shape strategy, to roll out new initiatives, or frame business proposals.  However I learned most by asking more about her process at the Moth and

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Episode #14 – Secrets from the MOTH!

Lea Thau was creative director of TheMoth.org for a decade (2001-2010), developing the format and process that has become one of the most popular storytelling organizations in the world.  From the beginning, Lea favored the idea of sticking to true stories told in the first person – a critical decision that created what we know

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Episode #13 – "Every guitar has a story."

And most guitars have more than one story… Guitars are known by the stories of those who loved them and the music they created.  When Ian opened his guitar shop, he didn’t so much sell guitars as tell their stories. Ian Rhodes not only found his way back to his passion for playing guitar, he

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Episode #12 – Jim Signorelli Interview cont'd.

“The best marketing doesn’t feel like marketing; it feels like a story.” – Jim Signorelli Jim believes that the best marketing doesn’t feel like marketing; it feels like a story. Have a look at Jim’s agency website at esw-storylab.com he practices what he preaches with website design and content. If technology and techniques get ahead

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