Michael Margolis discusses his introduction to storytelling in a workshop by Paul Costello. He said he felt like he had “come home” and found one of his tribes. He found the ethics Paul developed doing narrative therapy (Michael White) helps us dive into a juicy creative tension! For instance, whose story do you have a right to tell? Whose story do you inhabit? Whose story did you inherit?
To ask ourselves these questions changes the way we go about storytelling.
To ask ourselves these questions changes the way we go about storytelling. We end up with juicier stories by being more ethical and taking these questions seriously.
The very notion of identity is being challenged by our interactions in social media.
The very notion of identity is being challenged by our interactions in social media. It forces us to question “who am I?” much more often than we used to Even the avatar we use – different photos for Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, give us the freedom to be anyone but we have a dispersed self – we don’t know where we start and where we end.
Do you have a different picture for different social sites? Have you hired someone to create a photo? What “look” are you going for? How much do we let people see?
Michael entertains the idea that we are becoming “homo-narratons” as well as homo-sapiens.
We weren’t designed for this level of over-communication and this forced intimacy sometimes leads to “ego masturbation” or “bleeding all over the place.” online. Michael entertains the idea that we are becoming “homo-narratons” as much as homo-sapiens.
I remember the days when we had some control of our “image” but now we are all over the place. I ask Michael to talk about his course “The New About Me.” He explains some of the steps from this intentional process of writing your“About me” page – an image that has replaced the face to face kind, for anyone who googles you before meeting you. We don’t want to go “open-kimono” and share everything but we still want to be authentic.
Listen in to our frank conversation about how Michael interprets how storytelling applies amidst these many changes.
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