1. The Power of Showing Up

    I have delivered StoryWorks workshops across North America for the past several years. My constant message to all who attend is “when telling a story SHOW UP!” What I mean by this is let us as listeners come to know you in your story, let us connect with you, let...

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  2. Listeners and Tellers of Stories

    Interesting research What Great Listeners Actually Do. “While many of us have thought of being a good listener being like a sponge that accurately absorbs what the other person is saying, instead, what these findings show is that good listeners are like trampolines. They are someone you can bounce ideas...

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  3. The Search for Meaning

    “Indeed, the stories that people tell serve as the container that gives meaning to their lives and that holds their world together.” “Stories, of course, come in all kinds of shapes and sizes. Years ago I came across a Texas-based storyteller who divided stories with true meaning into four categories:...

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  4. Stories Have No Secrets

    “…the secret of the Great Stories is that they have no secrets. The Great Stories are the ones you have heard and want to hear again. The ones you can enter anywhere and inhabit comfortably. They don’t deceive you with thrills and trick endings. They don’t surprise you with the...

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  5. A Story is Like a House

    “A story is not like a road to follow … it’s more like a house. You go inside and stay there for a while, wandering back and forth and settling where you like and discovering how the room and corridors relate to each other, how the world outside is altered...

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