Tag Archives: storytelling

Your Point of View

If you’ve made the decision to put your own stories – blogs, videos, articles, poetry, spoken word, email campaigns, multimedia, whatever – into the world, there are two different kinds of gaps you can fill. You can be on the … Continue reading

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Interior – Zindua, Day

Every moment, every day, with every decision big and small you have the chance to blend in or to stand out, to tell your story or keep it to yourself. Take Ken Oloo’s business card for example.  Ken is a … Continue reading

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Marlon is Not Alone

I was glad to share Marlon’s story, and appreciated hearing back from so many of you how touched you were by his actions.  I don’t know that much about Marlon, but I suspect he is a beautiful human being. It … Continue reading

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Mailing it in

Today I received emails from class representatives from both my high school and graduate school asking me to give as part of an annual campaign. Both asks were identical: our participation rates are low, please give so we can increase … Continue reading

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Stories, Facts and Synthesis

Break down any presentation and you’ve got three building blocks: stories, facts and synthesis. Since we’re generally not comfortable as storytellers, and since it feels safe to report on the facts, lots of presentations divide up the pie like this … Continue reading

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Chimamanda Adichie: The danger of a single story

I can’t believe it took me until now to watch Chimamanda Adichie’s profound TED talk about the danger of a single story.  A friend shared it with me the day before I discovered that it’s one of the twenty most-viewed … Continue reading

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Sign everything you send out

I was trading emails with a nonprofit CEO when the question of newsletters came up.  Specifically, who should his organization’s quarterly newsletter come from / be signed by since it’s not written by him? We’re all busy, there’s a lot … Continue reading

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