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The Hero's Journey: Finding Your Story with Nonprofit Video

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Allanah Mooney at NetSquared Vancouver 2013-08-14

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The Hero's Journey: Finding Your Story with Nonprofit Video

  1. 1. THE HERO’S JOURNEY Narrative Strategy for Great Stories
  2. 2. • A narrative structure used in films like The Wizard of Oz and Star Wars • Universal themes and archetypes • Transformational stories
  3. 3. Five stages of the Journey 1. The New Reality 2. The Mentor 3. The Threshold 4. The Dragon Devoured 5.The Return
  4. 4. 1.The New Reality • A change in worldview • Reluctant hero • Beginning of the evolution
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  6. 6. 2.The Mentor • Every hero has a mentor • Mentors can be a person or a transformational event • The Mentor gives training, equipment, or advice
  7. 7. 3.The Threshold • “We’re not in Kansas anymore” • The adventure begins • Stepping forward into the unknown
  8. 8. 4.The Dragon Devoured • The Hero slays the dragon • Dragons may be inner or outer demons • Transformation through the Dark Night of the Soul
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  10. 10. 5.The Return • The final stage of learning is teaching • The Hero returns home • The transformation is complete “ And the end of all our exploring Will be to arrive where we started And know the place for the first time.” ― T.S. Eliot
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  12. 12. lionheartpr.ca allanah@lionheartpr.ca @AllanahMooney http://www.linkedin.com/in/lionheartpr

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