I recently read the book The Professor is In by Karen Kelsky. Though I don’t agree with her worldview, I do appreciate how she describes the tenure-track professor/academic career environment, especially in the humanities. Continue Reading…
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Today’s article is part two of “Why You Need to Use Transformational Storytelling“
I decided I was going to figure this whole story structure thing out.
Back in college I had a professor who always emphasized using stories for teaching. He taught us how to use the inductive method instead of the deductive method.
A few years ago this same professor gave a presentation about the differences between oral and literate cultures. I found all this fascinating and started to incorporate it into what I do.
The Difference Between Inductive and Deductive Methods of Communication
There is one ancient secret that screenwriters, novelists, and top business authors use to captivate their audiences. Virtually all cultures in history used it, too. Yet this secret is largely lost today.
What is it that you want for your future? When you are goal setting, what do you want to achieve?
On Wednesday I posted a review of A Million Miles in a Thousand Years by Donald Miller. Today’s post is inspired from my reading of that book.
When I compare story and plot with vision and goals, I see a big parallel.
A well-crafted goal, a target to shoot for, grants meaning to your day. If you wander around aimlessly, wondering what to do, you don’t have a sense meaning or purpose, right? Continue Reading…
Back in January my wife and I watched the movie The Help (2011). She’s wanted to watch it for a long time, and we finally sat down to see it.
It was really good! It had excellent characters and story structure.
I did not read any marketing materials about this movie before we watched it, so all my comments are from the film itself. (Note: We haven’t read the book.)
Summary of The Help
The main character, Skeeter (Emma Stone), a girl just out of college, gets a position as a column writer at the local newspaper in a Mississippi town in the early 1960s. Continue Reading…