The Importance of Being a Good Storyteller

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  • Title
  • The Hook/Attention Grabber
  • The Big Idea: Despite the medium, the ability to tell a story is important if you wish to have a fruitful career in the entertainment industry.
  • The Big Idea Continued
  • Transition to the first supporting point.
  • Supporting Point One: The story is what sells your product.
  • Supporting Point One: If the supporting point is done right you will have you audience/consumers attention.
  • However…
  • Supporting Point One: If done wrong, you will lose them.
  • Supporting Point One: Closer/Quote 1
  • Supporting Point Two: Your character and reputation, they will follow you no matter where you go. They are who you are and how people see you.
  • Supporting Point Two: It will determine the people you meet and the people that want to meet you. Who you know and who they know are important, never forget to its about networking.
  • Supporting Point Two: Closer/Quote 2
  • Supporting Point Three: The ability to tell a story will effect your growth. It will determine where and how you progress.
  • Supporting Point Three: Past, Present and Future Self
  • Supporting Point Three: Closer/Quote 3
  • Why should your audience listen to you? Explain your ethos (Credibility):
  • Why should you listen to me? I’ve been a storyteller and a writer for most of my life (age eight to current) and I’ve written my fair share of stories that were good and bad (the latter preceded the former as I got my chops as a writer) and by the end of the year (2013) I will have my first novel published (mystery, horror and contemporary fantasy genres).
  • Summarization of three main points: 1. The story you tell is what will sell your product. 2. Your character and reputation, they will follow you no matter where you go. 3. Your growth, which will determine where and how you progress in your given field.
  • The Importance of Being a Good Storyteller

    1. 1. The Importanceof Being a GoodStorytellerMichael Trabakino
    2. 2. “After nourishment, shelter and companionship,stories are the things we need most in theworld.” – Philip Pullman, Writer of theGolden Compass
    3. 3. Photo Credit: <ahref="http://www.flickr.com/photos/71753172@N00/3344597202/">joebeone</a> via <ahref="http://compfight.com">Compfight</a> <ahref="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/">cc</a>Photo Credit: <ahref="http://www.flickr.com/photos/48883140@N03/7283109336/">stilettobootlover_83</a> via<a href="http://compfight.com">Compfight</a> <ahref="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.0/">cc</a>PhotoCredit:<ahref="http://www.flickr.com/photos/31648498@N00/4771199940/">ScottPenner</a>via<ahref="http://compfight.com">Compfight</a><ahref="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/">cc</a>MusicLiteratureFilm
    4. 4. Despite the medium, the ability to tell a story isessential if you wish to have a successful careerin the entertainment industry.
    5. 5. Photo Credit: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/9859070@N07/1305797552/">Good EyeMight</a> via <a href="http://compfight.com">Compfight</a> <ahref="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/">cc</a>
    6. 6. The story you tell is what sells yourproduct.Photo Credit: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/34128007@N04/5947782814/">Prayitno</a> via <ahref="http://compfight.com">Compfight</a> <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/">cc</a>
    7. 7. Photo Credit: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/45409431@N00/3272079115/">marfis75</a> via <a href="http://compfight.com">Compfight</a> <ahref="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/">cc</a>If done right
    8. 8. However !
    9. 9. If done wrongPhoto Credit: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/54284499@N00/3963625295/">celine nadeau</a> via <a href="http://compfight.com">Compfight</a> <ahref="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/">cc</a>
    10. 10. “You may tell a tale that takes up residence insomeones soul, becomes their blood and self andpurpose. That tale will move them and drive themand who knows what they might do because of it,because of your words. That is your role, your gift.”– Erin Morgenstern, Night Circus
    11. 11. Your character and reputation as a story teller will follow you no matterwhere you go.Photo Credit: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/44124425616@N01/2317328046/">Hamed Saber</a> via <a href="http://compfight.com">Compfight</a> <ahref="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/">cc</a>
    12. 12. Photo Credit: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/32482342@N05/5618300894/">V&A Steamworks</a> via <a href="http://compfight.com">Compfight</a> <ahref="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/">cc</a>They will determine the people you meet and the peoplethat want to meet you.
    13. 13. “Character is like a tree and reputation islike a shadow. The shadow is what wethink of it; the tree is the real thing” –Abraham Lincoln
    14. 14. Being able to tell a story will effect your growth inthe industry. It will determine how you progress.
    15. 15. Seeing who you were then, who youare nowand who you will become…Photo Credit: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/14500034@N06/5652579320/">Fábio Gianesi</a> via <ahref="http://compfight.com">Compfight</a> <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/">cc</a>Photo Credit: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/31442884@N00/2541282058/">Anne Varak</a> via <ahref="http://compfight.com">Compfight</a> <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/">cc</a>
    16. 16. “When you re-read a classic you do not seein the book more than you did before. Yousee more in you than there was before.” –Clifton Fadiman
    17. 17. Why should you listen tome?
    18. 18. I have years of experience as a storyteller and a writer. I’ve written my fairshare of stories; good, bad and ugly,honing in on my craft and getting mychops.“Amateurs sit and wait forinspiration, the rest of us get upand go to work.” – StephenKingPhoto Credit: <ahref="http://www.flickr.com/photos/71753172@N00/3344597202/">joebeone</a>via <a href="http://compfight.com">Compfight</a> <ahref="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/">cc</a>
    19. 19. 1. The story you tell is what will sell your product (ifdone right).2. Your character and reputation, they will followyou no matter where you go.3. Your growth, which will determinewhere where and how you progress.
    20. 20. Being a goodstoryteller willbenefit your future,personally andprofessionally

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