Storytelling & Storytelling Resources

2With over ten years in the fashion industry (sales/sales support) and over 15 in fundraising for small nonprofits, I have a wealth of experience in crafting a compelling narrative that will help you get your message out to the world.

This usually entails interviews and shooting b-roll to support what is being said. It is important to find one person who can best tell the “Why” story of your agency or company. Using “show, don’t tell” b-roll will make your story more authentic. My goal is to reach your audience emotionally and inspire them to take action.

I graduated Cum Laude from Cal State Northridge, majoring in Creative Writing, writing short stories and short movie/playwriting scripts. I found that I still needed some direction on how to create a compelling story that would be condensed into 30 seconds – two and a half minutes. I also needed to learn how to craft a visual story. I use (and have used) many books, classes, and online learning tools to improve my craft. Some are listed below.

Crafting a Compelling Story

One great resource for learning storytelling is from Pixar. They partnered with the Khan Academy to create a free storytelling course that is phenomenal, IMHO, called “Pixar in a Box.” And it’s free!

Types of Stories

According to Annette Simmons, The Story Factor and Whoever Tells the Best Story Wins,  there are six types of stories. (Her website and books are incredible!)

MUSE Storytelling, (an online storytelling course that I took and still refer back to), states that there are seven types of stories.

Regardless of how many types of stories there are, you will want to cover some of the basics:

  • Who you are, what qualifies you to tell this story (if you’re telling a teaching story), how did you get started?
  • Why do you do what you do?
  • What are your values? What is your vision?

 

 

Helping you tell your story through video