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Being powerful literally changes your voice, science says

If you don't have a big stick, don't bother speaking softly.<p>A recent study from the Columbia School of Business found that when people were put in …

‘You have to tell a lot of bad stories before you can tell good ones.’

ADAM WESTBROOK IS A BRITISH JOURNALIST AND DIGITAL PRODUCER. HAVING WRITING FOUR EBOOKS ON JOURNALISM, STORYTELLING AND PUBLISHING, HE NOW ORGANISES …

Creative Writing

Find The Hero And Tell The Story

In the tech world in 2017, several trends emerged as signals amid the noise, signifying much larger changes to come.<p>As we noted in last year’s More …

SAP SE

The real secret of “Serial”: How it revolutionizes the podcast

Radio is so old-timey, and the “TAL” style so entrenched, that we assume we know all its tricks. But we don’t<p>"Obsessed" and "addicted" are two words that come up constantly when aficionados discuss the podcast "Serial," a multi-part true-crime narrative hosted by journalist Sarah Koenig. Strongly …

This Is Your Brain on Good Storytelling

You know that people love a good story, but have you ever thought about why? Neuroscience offers intriguing answers.<p>Whether you're trying to maintain an audience's attention, sell your product, interest an interviewer, or pitch a journalist, great storytelling is key. The ability to spin a yarn …

Careening

How Arts Training Improves Attention and Cognition

<i>Does education in the arts transfer to seemingly unrelated cognitive abilities? Researchers are finding evidence that it does. Michael Posner argues</i> …

Best Advice I Ever Got: Keep It Simple and Tell Your Truth

Sometimes, being candid about your weaknesses is the strongest move of all.<p><i>Alexia Vernon is a women's communication and leadership expert who is the founder and director of Influencer Academy and the creator of the digital training program, Your Spotlight Talk. She helps executives, entrepreneurs,</i> …

Maya Angelou

'Serial': the new podcast that's already a cult phenomenon

Never has a podcast collected a loyal cult following in such a short amount of time like <i>Serial</i>.<p>The nonfiction series, which unravels a story …

How to Tell a Great Story

We tell stories to our coworkers and peers all the time — to persuade someone to support our project, to explain to an employee how he might improve, or to inspire a team that is facing challenges. It’s an essential skill, but what makes a compelling story in a business context? And how can you …

Pixar's 22 Rules to Phenomenal Storytelling

Animation

Teacher's Guide to Digital Storytelling

Dream Scenes. Have students write a narrative essay about what they’d like to be when they grow up. Then have them draw digital pictures to animate …

The Emotion That Lasts 240 Times Longer Than Others

Which emotion takes an average of 4 days to pass, and why?<b>BLACK FRIDAY SALE: Use the code “BLACKFRIDAY” for 30% off</b> Dr Jeremy Dean's ebooks:• The …

Your brain on movies: Why films make us cry, flinch and cheer

If you’ve ever wept, giggled or grieved inside a movie theater, you know: Some of our most intense emotional experiences come when we’re watching a film.<p>“Given that all you’re perceiving are the vibrations of some speakers and a succession of still digital images on a screen – why do we take that …

You are a Storyteller, and You Have a Story Worth Telling.

<i>“I want to study engineering at MIT. I’ve still got two years until I graduate high school, so I’m trying to learn everything I can… I can write the</i> …

Martin Solveig & The Cataracs "Hey Now feat. Kyle"

She & Him "I Could've Been Your Girl"