Category: Professional Development

Launching Applied Storytelling

Applied-Storytelling

Today I am proud to share with you my new project – Applied Storytelling a seven minute weekly podcast examining every aspect of the application of storytelling in life, business and culture.

Any listener is welcome to suggest a question that I (Eric Wolf) will endeavor to answer to the best of my ability. Any question on the application to storytelling will be answered – if I do not know the answer I will find some one else who does know the answer.

This project will publish weekly but only the first of episode published each month. The other three episodes produced each month will publish inside the members only section of the International Storytelling School’s Website. You can read more about the School at http://www.thestorytellingschool.com

The free episodes in will appear as a separate feed and as a part of the Art of Storytelling Show’s feed as well.

The transcript and audio of the first show are available here – http://www.thestorytellingschool.com/2010/09/applied-storytelling-community-performance-storytelling/

Katharine Hansen, PhD – A Storied Career Blog (Part B)

This is the 2nd of two posts about her… to read the first go here….

Katharine Hansen
Bio: Katharine (Kathy) Hansen, Ph.D., creative director and associate publisher of Quintessential Careers, is an educator
, author, and blogger who provides content for Quintessential Careers, edits its newsletter QuintZine, and blogs about storytelling at A Storied Career. Kathy, who earned her PhD from Union Institute & University authored Tell Me About Yourself (April 2009), Dynamic Cover Letters for New Graduates, A Foot in the Door, Top Notch Executive Interviews (fall 2009), Top Notch Executive Resumes; and with Randall S. Hansen, Ph.D., Dynamic Cover Letters, Write Your Way to a Higher GPA, and The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Study Skills.

4. How do you describe the benefits of storytelling to other people in the business world?

I call upon the gurus who evangelized storytelling long before I did — people like Annette Simmons and Steve Denning and others, early pioneers who wrote books that have become the foundation for current business narrative/organizational storytelling.

Simmons characterizes the effectiveness of stories in business in her landmark book, The Story Factor (Chapters 2 and 5): Read more »

Katharine Hansen – A Storied Career Blog (Part A)

Katharine Hansen
Bio: Katharine (Kathy) Hansen, Ph.D., creative director and associate publisher of Quintessential Careers, is an educator
, author, and blogger who provides content for Quintessential Careers, edits its newsletter QuintZine, and blogs about storytelling at A Storied Career. Kathy, who earned her PhD from Union Institute & University authored Tell Me About Yourself (April 2009), Dynamic Cover Letters for New Graduates, A Foot in the Door, Top Notch Executive Interviews (fall 2009), Top Notch Executive Resumes; and with Randall S. Hansen, Ph.D., Dynamic Cover Letters, Write Your Way to a Higher GPA, and The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Study Skills.

1.What is Storytelling? and why are you interested in it?

I am among the storytelling fans who do not like to be boxed in by a specific definition of “story” or “storytelling.” I’ve found in the more than 57 interviews I’ve conducted with storytelling practitioners that most of them, perhaps surprisingly, prefer not to define “storytelling.” (However, a few feel a strict definition is vitally important.) Of the definitions offered by the practitioners who prefer to define story/storytelling, I’ve liked some more than others. One of my favorites is: “Story is context.”

I think I have been interested in storytelling for most of my life, but I didn’t really recognize the passion until I began my Read more »

Michael Reno Harrell on American Folk Music and the Storytelling Community.


Press Play to hear Michael Reno Harrell speak about American Folk Music and it's effect on American Storytelling Community on the Art of Storytelling with Brother Wolf.

Press Play to hear Michael Reno Harrell speak about American Folk Music and it’s effect on American Storytelling Community on the Art of Storytelling with Brother Wolf.

Michael Reno Harrell a living folk musician and storyteller

Michael Reno Harrell Writes…
People like to be talked to. Well, if you have something interesting to say, they do. It’s in our genes. All of mankind’s knowledge was passed on through storytelling until very recently as things go. And it’s a good bet that music started out as a part of that storytelling at about the same time. The two are as closely intertwined as fishing and talking about fishing. Read more »

Art of Storytelling Show iPhone Application Released!

Art of Storytelling with Brother Wolf Show iPhone Application It’s official – the iPhone application has been released for Art of Storytelling with Brother Wolf Show.

Many iPhone listeners of this show have complained that they can not listen to the back catalog (Shows 1 through 60). But now via this iPhone application they can listen to every episode that previously was only available on the website. Over one hundred hours of information and interviews on venerable art of storytelling.

You can purchase this iPhone application in the iTunes store here.
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/the-art-storytelling-show/id359696135?mt=8

If you purchase this application please review it in the iTunes Store. I will add published reviews in the iTunes Application Store to this post here – Read more »

Limor Shiponi – Striding towards Storytelling Mastery


ress Play to hear Brother Wolf speak with Limor Shiponi  on striding towards storytelling mastery on the Art of Storytelling Show.

Press Play to hear Brother Wolf speak with Limor Shiponi on striding towards storytelling mastery on the Art of Storytelling Show.

Limor Shiponi

Limor Shiponi writes…

Mastery is an ambiguous word raising the impulse of ownership and recognition, resonating something standing apart while representing a form of wholeness. What is it about mastery and mastery in storytelling that keeps me at this issue for so long?

For me, mastery is about inspiration, a northern-star I can dream about and act upon. I want to help my audiences, including myself, touch our stars for the Read more »

Brother Wolf: An Interview by Stephanie Benger

Audience SB: When did you first start podcasting your show “The Art of Storytelling”?

BW: I started that podcast in April of 2007.

SB: And you’ve done over a hundred, haven’t you?

BW: There are 103 online, with 17 more waiting to be uploaded.

SB: And is it mostly an American audience?

BW: I view the podcast as an International project. 44% of my audience is overseas. I’ve been working really hard to connect with international potential audience when they’re in the United States.

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