5 Storytelling Lessons From Superhero Stories

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Love reading comics? You're not the only one. What about these stories about super-beings keep our eyes glued to the pages and our minds salivating for more? We explore in this deck how comic writers use these storytelling techniques and how you can apply it in your presentation.

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5 Storytelling Lessons From Superhero Stories

  1. STORYTELLING W H AT S U P E R H E R O E S C A N T E A C H Y O U A B O U T
  2. We’re innately fascinated by superhero comics, movies etc.
  3. 424.1 BOX OFFICE SALES* MILLION USD for Batman v Superman*
  4. What are so darn good about these stories?
  5. v desires U N D E R T H E M A S K S shared
  6. Heroes want the same things as you and I do
  7. They have human emotions, desires and flaws that make them vulnerable / relatable
  8. LOVES U P E R M A N + L O I S L A N E
  9. LOSSB AT M A N L O S T H I S P A R E N T S
  10. x CAMARADERIEE . G . T H E J U S T I C E L E A G U E
  11. When you relate to audiences & their desires, it becomes easier to find common grounds to achieve yours.
  12. Be human, be emotional. Audiences don’t like robots.
  13. I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character. Martin Luther King, Jr. “
  14. TAKEAWAY: When telling stories, isolate the shared desires of the audience and work it into your story
  15. villain A S T R O N G
  16. We all have in our lives.. personal demons
  17. being a superhero doesn’t mean you have none..
  18. Batman has the Joker
  19. Superman has Dark Seid
  20. Even with all the power, every hero has his/her kryptonite
  21. Personifying a strong villain forces audiences to take sides. Ensure it’s yours.
  22. If, for some reason, we make some big mistake and IBM wins, my personal feeling is that we are going to enter a computer Dark Ages for about twenty years. Steve Jobs “
  23. Identify the common villain in stories you tell. It’s you and the audience versus ‘them.’ TAKEAWAY:
  24. NEVER ENDING conflict
  25. Comic heroes are constantly facing enemies and fighting to save the world
  26. If they sat around having coffee everyday, where would be the fun in that?
  27. There are even instances where friends are pit against each other
  28. A We live in an insatiable world with endless problems. They exist, you just have to find them.
  29. Audiences will listen if you show them that they have these problems.
  30. Who knew that we needed an iPhone ?
  31. TAKEAWAY: Solutions need a problem, find it or demonstrate it.
  32. a ASPIRATIONAL FIGURES LARGER THAN LIFE
  33. The construct of heroes make them the ideal state that many of us aspire towards
  34. The man of tomorrow. justice, compassion,
  35. stoicism, intellect The dark knight
  36. Do you embody traits that people want to have for themselves?
  37. “I am prepared to die.“ Nelson Mandela Speech 1964
  38. TAKEAWAY: Give audiences a ‘desired state’ to aspire towards
  39. &goals purpose
  40. As we follow the stories, we align ourselves with their sense of purpose and goals.
  41. Batman’s resolve is to fight crime without killing, etc.
  42. Superman’s duty to keep the world safe.
  43. Portraying a ‘‘new bliss’’* keeps the audiences engaged and interested. *Resonate - Nancy Dauarte
  44. If you look at that - that's the future we could have. Where the curve slowly rolls over and goes to zero - no incremental CO2 - that's the future we need to have. ElonMusk Powerwall Presentation “
  45. Identify the purpose of your presentation story and influence your audience to see your end result in the same light. TAKEAWAY:
  46. Characters mentioned belong to
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