Today is National Tell A Story Day. All across the U.S. and the UK, people are telling stories to delight, honor, remember, entertain, imagine…and make a difference as advocates, spokespersons and champions. #NationalTellAStoryDay
What better time to recall the Five Qualities of a Well-Told Advocacy Story?
Right now, all over the world, folks are telling stories to each other.
It’s World Storytelling Day, a global celebration of the art of oral storytelling. Observed each year on the spring equinox in the northern hemisphere and the on the first day of the autumn equinox in the southern, World Storytelling Day is a chance to reflect on the storytelling power of the human voice.
So why choose today to focus on technology?
For more than two decades, Points of Light and USA TODAY have partnered on Make A Difference Day, the largest national day of community service. On the fourth Saturday of October, millions of volunteers around the world unite in a common mission to improve the lives of others. Make A Difference Day is a day to celebrate the power of people to make a difference. What better time to share your advocacy story?
Or be inspired by some Points of Light volunteer stories here.
How do you know your story is making a difference?
Our latest “I am Living Proof” video. What do you think?
This is the third post in the series “Moving from Silence to Story,” exploring the space between private and public spheres.
We’re celebrating Jazz Appreciation Month by highlighting personal stories about our jazz heritage,
A little over five years ago, my family, friends and I were supporting my sister Gianna as she went through chemo for Stage IV ovarian cancer. In the midst of all that, I got a call from my friends at Brandspeak Communications, asking if I would contribute time to create a fundraising video for Gilda’s Club Twin Cities, a new cancer support organization here in Minneapolis/St. Paul. “This is a helluva coincidence,” I remember thinking, and I called Gianna in California to tell her about it.
“My story isn’t dramatic enough.”
“I don’t really have a story.”
“Mine isn’t the story people need to hear.”
“I’m not comfortable sharing my story.”
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