Kate Hodgson

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The art of story telling needs to be learnt by the Congress; Khurshid

The Congress needs to learn the art of story-telling as it is gearing up to take on the BJP in the 2019 general election, senior party leader Salman …

Storytelling

6 Advanced Techniques to Generate Leads with Social Media

Are you struggling to generate additional leads for your growing business through social media? In a poll, 63% of online marketers admitted that …

Marketing

Anthony Bourdain Left Behind 3 Invaluable Lessons for Entrepreneurs

The raconteur and explorer demonstrated how to lead by speaking out and speaking truth.<p>When I heard about Anthony Bourdain's suicide, I wept. He was an inspiration--a fierce, fearless spirit for whom food was the gateway drug to his bigger addictions: culture, pleasure, and whatever lay around the …

Entrepreneurship

The Climax In The Context Of The Story Arc

The climax scene is where you get to shine as an author. Every word you’ve written up to this point is going to pay off.What is the Climax?You’ve …

Writing

The Story Comes First: Where to Start with Story Structure

I’m a discovery writer: my preferred method of storytelling involves as little outlining as possible. I usually like to start with a group of …

Writing

People Are Hilariously Sharing What Happens When Someone Asks: What Do You Do?

The meme of the day is cracking up almost everyone.<p>A meme running rampant on Twitter features the exchange that happens when one person asks another: “What do you do?”<p>The question is simple, but the responses often lead to conversations uncomfortable, hilarious, or somewhere in between.<p>Consider …

Hillary Clinton

Impress Any Audience With Eight Tips For An Effective Speech

If you are or aspire to be a leader in your organization, being able to give an effective and impactful speech is an essential skill. What makes a speech effective is your ability to connect with your audience and deliver information that is either important, entertaining or both. No matter how …

Public Speaking

The Surprising Way to Be More Effective at Storytelling | Inc.com

By now, most of us are familiar with "the irresistible power of storytelling as a business tool" (as <i>Harvard Business Review</i> describes it) to get people's attention, involve them emotionally and help them remember the content you're trying to convey.<p>But you may not know that the traditional way we …

Public Speaking

Every story in the world has one of these six basic plots

Researchers analysed over 1700 novels to reveal six story types – but can they be applied to our most-loved tales? Miriam Quick takes a look.<p>“My prettiest contribution to the culture” was how the novelist Kurt Vonnegut described his old master’s thesis in anthropology, “which was rejected because …

Literature

9 Funny Someecards To End The Week On A High Note

This was a tough week in the world of comedy and satire. The Charlie Hebdo tragedy left us stunned and saddened.<p>If anything, we learned that we need to keep making jokes, keep being irreverent and keep laughing. Keep the funny going by taking a look at the snarkiest Someecards of the week. This …

Jokes

50 of the Funniest One-Liners on the Internet | 22 Words

The classic one-liner. That cornerstone of comedy that somehow <i>never</i> seems to get old and is always producing more and more amusement — from groans to …

Typographic Jokes

Creativity and Writing: 3 Ways to Play with Perspective

Currently, I’m working on a piece about guilt and productivity (or lack thereof) for Psych Central’s blog World of Psychology. Like many of the …

Creativity

How to Write a Story 101: Conflict

by Pamela HodgesThis post is by our newest regular contributor, Pamela Hodges. Pamela is a writer and an artist. You can follow her on her blog, …

Let’s ditch the dangerous idea that life is a story – Galen Strawson

‘Each of us constructs and lives a “narrative”,’ wrote the British neurologist Oliver Sacks, ‘this narrative <i>is</i> us’. Likewise the American cognitive …

Neil Gaiman on How Stories Last

“Stories … are genuinely symbiotic organisms that we live with, that allow human beings to advance.”<p>Stories have shapes, as Vonnegut believed, and they in turn give shape to our lives. But how do stories like the fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm or <i>Alice in Wonderland</i> continue to enchant the …

The 10 Slides Every Killer Pitch Deck Needs | Inc.com

Longtime friends Evan Baehr and Evan Loomis are the kind of entrepreneurs who learn lessons not only by doing things themselves, but also by studying others.<p>Baehr is a co-founder at Able, an online lender to small businesses. Previously he was a co-founder of Outbox, a consumer internet company …

Brand Strategy And Jung's Archetypes

Archetypes in product branding are nothing new. The Jungian-based psychology behind the use of archetypes began in earnest shortly after World War …

The 3 communication skills every leader needs to master

For a business leader to be successful, solid communication skills are vital.<p>Skip Weisman, a leadership and workplace communication expert, coaches …

Want to stand out? Learn how to tell great client stories

Companies in the business-to-business (B2B) space often take a safe approach to their marketing communications. They fear being too bold and straying from the typical corporate speak we're all so used to. One needs only to go as far as a brochure, website or presentation to see that most …

Marketing

How to Give a Killer Presentation

A little more than a year ago, on a trip to Nairobi, Kenya, some colleagues and I met a 12-year-old Masai boy named Richard Turere, who told us a fascinating story. His family raises livestock on the edge of a vast national park, and one of the biggest challenges is protecting the animals from …

Body language for interviews

There is currently huge interest in the study of body language particularly for those readers who are watching the current series of The Mentalist with Patrick Jane aka Simon Baker or perhaps if you were entertained by Cal Lightman's antics in Lie to Me. Fortunately few interviewers possess such …

How to Be More Charismatic: 10 Tips | Inc.com

Some people instantly make us feel important. Some people instantly make us feel special. Some people light up a room just by walking in.<p>We can't always define it, but some people have it: They're naturally charismatic.<p>Unfortunately, natural charisma quickly loses its impact. Familiarity breeds, …

BBC World Service - The Forum, Why Do We Tell Stories?

Qais Akbar Omar<p>Qais Akbar Omar is a writer and carpet-maker from Afghanistan, whose young life has coincided with a particularly explosive period in his country’s history; his memoir A Fort of Nine Towers focuses on what happened to his family during the period from the civil war in the early …

25 Things You Should Know About Storytelling

1. Stories Have Power<p>Outside the air we breathe and the blood in our bodies, the one thing that connects us modern humans today with the shamans and …

Steps for Better Storytelling

It’s the reason Steve Jobs sold millions of iPods by skipping the technical specifications and simply stating that one thousand songs could now fit …

Public Speaking

A Powerful Storytelling Tool: Getting Readers to Fill In Your Character’s Blanks

You know that moment when you’re reading a story and you know what a character is thinking? You’re so in touch with him that you feel it yourself? …

Mad Men, an Oreo ad, storytelling and shareable content

I rarely watch TV shows live. That’s what my DVR is for; I record nearly every show I like and then watch it when it’s convenient. And yes, I usually …

Mad Men

Fast Company – Storytelling & Creative Process Tips from the 100 Most Creative People in Business

This is the final installment of creative ideas from the June 2012 issue of Fast Company featuring its list of The 100 Most Creative People in …

5 Writing Lessons I Learned from Being an Editor

In January, I started my own short story zine. Ever since, I’ve been reading my way out of a steady pile of submissions. What’s more, I’m reading …

Creative Writing