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February 10, 2015 Why Storytelling Matters

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February 10, 2015

Why Storytelling Matters


✤ Kara Andrade @newmaya

✤ Monica Brown

✤ Leah Lavern Jones

✤ Shayla Racquel

The Plan Welcoming & IntroWhat is a story and why stories matterGroup Work Fireside Story SharingClosing

Throughout history, storytelling has been used to share knowledge, wisdom and values.

All our lives we are telling stories

✤ To get a job, a scholarship, a visa, to create.

✤ About the experiences in your life.

✤ About your idea for your business.

✤ About political thoughts.

✤ About you witness crimes.

✤ About parking tickets.

✤ To create a more just and democratic society where everyone feels entitled to share and have their stories heard.

Whatever you do: Make People Lean InWhen we’re listening to a good story people lean in to listen.

Digital storytelling is the modern version of the ancient art of storytelling

But Some Things Never Change

Shakespeare’s Story Arcs....

And yet other story arcs

Group Work: Finding the Story

✤ Divide into five groups.

✤ Each group gets an image.

✤ Within your group tell the story of that image using the narrative arc.

✤ Assign a storyteller.

✤ Each group shares their story in 30 seconds to the large group.


Fireside Share