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It’s World Storytelling Day: break out the technology

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?

Top 10 Tips for Sharing Your Story

We really like this short video created by the In Your Words Project, a partnership of Western University – Canada and Mind Your Mind.  The 10 Tips are guidelines that support youth in the process of telling their stories about living with a mental illness.

Join us for a free webinar: The five qualities of the well-told advocacy story

Thedatabank, provider of software for nonprofits, is generously hosting us next week for a free webinar: Five Qualities of the Well-Told Advocacy Story. Join us!

Do you rely on individuals’ stories to raise awareness, solicit support, change minds, or touch hearts?

Chances are you do, whether through dedicated spokespersons and advocates, or through communications from leadership, staff, volunteers, or board members. Spoken personal stories have the power to move audiences from apathy to empathy to action — but without the right preparation and strategy, stories can fall flat or miss the mark.

Join us Tuesday, September 22, 1:00 – 2:00 CST, for this free webinar about how you or your advocates can tap the power of personal storytelling, covering topics such as:

  • How advocacy stories differ from other forms of storytelling
  • When and why stories work—and when they don’t
  • Finding your own store of powerful personal stories
  • The Five Qualities of the Well-Told Advocacy Story
  • Exercises and tips to explore your storytelling advocacy
  • How to encourage and support storytelling advocacy in your organization