Storytelling – Drawing From Your Own Experience [movie clip]

There is a lot of buzz in business to build skills around storytelling. Some small business owners are natural at this – without even realizing it, really. Wondering how to be a good storyteller?

There’s a scene in Magic of Belle Isle, a lesson in storytelling.

Catch it?  “Draw from your own experiences.”  Almost like saying “Listen to your Day.”

In Saving Mr. Banks, there is a scene where Walt Disney, determined to capture the Mary Poppins story on film, assures author P.L. Travers that the film will be done with proper order and respect — and imagination. This is a money quote:

“That’s what we storytellers do. We restore order with imagination. We instill hope again and again and again.” – Walt Disney

Use your imagination, listen to your day, tell your story.

As a youth, Saturdays were filled with visual candy of cartoons in the morning and movie matinees in the afternoon. In 2014, we’ll be sharing Saturday videos from TED, subscriptions from YouTube, and other videos shared via feeds.

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