Storytelling is a powerful tool for connecting people, helping messages to be understood, absorbed and remembered. Stories can change behaviours, shape feelings, guide actions and instil pride.


PIXAR IN A BOX: The Art of Storytelling

Pixar is offering a free course through Khan Academy that can help you find the kind of stories you want to tell — and help you tell them better. The “Art of Storytelling” is the latest instalment in a series of free courses from the studio called “Pixar in a Box.” It discusses ways to build worlds and characters, how to make sure your stories reflect your unique perspective, along with other relevant advice. And if there’s anybody qualified to give storytelling advice, it’s the creators of Toy Story, Wall-E and Up.This topic is an exploration of the storytelling process at Pixar.

Here’s some info on what you’ll find in the course…

We are all storytellers
What makes someone a good storyteller? Storytelling is something we all do naturally, starting at a young age, but there’s a difference between good storytelling and great storytelling. In this lesson you’ll hear from Pixar directors and story artists about how they got their start, what stories inspire them, and you’ll begin to think about what kinds of stories you might want to tell.

Here’s what the course covers…

  • Introduction to storytelling
  • Your unique perspective
  • Activity 1
    Your favorite stories
  • Activity 2
    What if…
  • Activity 3
    World & Character
  • Activity 4
    Storytelling advice

Find out more about the course here

The Hero’s Journey
From the Odyssey, to Robinson Crusoe, to Star Wars — why are we drawn to stories about heroes? And what do they tell us about ourselves? In this NPR Ted Radio hour, TED speakers explore what makes a hero’s journey.

Here’s the full show or listen on the NPR website.

Haven’t got time for the full show? Here’s a taster…


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Share your story with vibrant visual content

When it comes to communication, visual content is a winner.

But why? Where do you start and how can you make the most of the content you create?

Our brains are hardwired to process visual information. In fact, we take in images a whopping 60,000 times faster than text.

That’s a cracking opportunity to make an incredible impact on our stakeholders.

We’ve put together this animation to talk you through it all, explaining why we’re so drawn to visual content and guiding you through the best way to make visual content work for you and your people…

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