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TED Clues to a Great Story: Golden Rules of Storytelling

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Do it all in 140 characters and I'll be impressed.

Once upon a time there was ___. Every day, ___. One day ___. Because of that, ___. Because of that, ___. Until finally ___.

The foundation of a great story:

1. Make me care.

2. Take me with you.

3. Be intentional.

4. Let me like you.

5. Delight me.

Andrew Stanton, the Pixar writer and director behind both Toy Storyand WALL-E, has many ideas, and he shared his expertise in his TED Talk, The clues to a great story:

At the top of this page, see his golden rules of storytelling visualized by Karin Hueck and Rafael Quick of the Brazilian culture and science magazine Superinteressante.

i loved it when he said that experiencing wonder compels us to share it with others.  so true!

Which is why wonder creates inspiration and therefore is... Wonderful!

From the blog post:

See also the first infographic in this series, illustrating David Blaine’s experiment to hold his breath for an astonishing 17 minutes. And the great take on the talk in which “eyeborg” wearer Neil Harbisson explains how he hears color. And the hows and whys of effective altruism, in this visual interpretation of Peter Singer’s TED Talk.

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