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Storytelling as an ancient art form and a valuable form of human expression. In Rolf Jensen's The Dream Society, he predicts: "The highest-paid person in the first half of [this] century will be the 'storyteller' [...] valued for his or her ability to produce 'dreams' for public consumption."
People are captivated by a good story. They enjoy two types of stories: one with which they can identify or relate to and one that allows them a view into the lives of other people. This is why reality television has soared in popularity. We really can't help our curiosity. People love to know what is going on in other's lives. Storytelling is an ancient art that has never lost popularity. At one time it was the stuff that legends were made of. Now it's a way in which we connect and share. It's also a valuable skill to learn.
Cortney McDermott says, "How can you grow rich in any field? By mastering your story. No one else has your story. It's your snowflake, your unique contribution."
To learn more about storytelling, join Club Captivate - www.chantiniven.com
Today, storytelling is wildly popular. It’s seen as the key to succeeding in business, strengthening organisational culture, and drumming up support for advocacy and campaigns. But why is that? The first reason is obvious: climate change, inequality, violence and other challenges can’t be solved by doing more of the same. We need new narratives that connect with people’s deepest motivations and promote more radical action. Stories engage people at every level – not just in their minds but in their emotions, values and imaginations, which are the drivers of real change. So if we want to transform society, we must learn to tell – and listen to – a new set of stories about the world we want to create.
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There is no shortage of information to be found online on how to crowd fund. Most of it, however, neglects to address the central quality that has made crowdfunding the profound game changer it has become. People give money to campaigns because they believe and connect with the project creator. Therefore, success in large part depends on that person's ability to tell his or her story in a relatable and memorable way.
Listeners can expect to:
• Learn to gain control over your narrative through storytelling concepts that have been around for millennia and retrofitted for the 21st century crowd.
• Common mistakes and weak links that lead to poor storytelling and how to improve upon them.
• How do you know if you're a good storyteller?
• Why and how these are techniques can be learns by almost anyone. (And if you can't do it yourself, how to know when to
Rose Spinelli is a journalist and an early adopter in the crowdfunding space. She uses her combined expertise in communication and crowdfunding to educate, guide, mentor, and coach project creators. Through her writing, Rose analyzes and critiques the crowdfunding industry as a whole, breaking news as it emerges, and all types of rewards-based crowdfunding projects for what's working and what isn't. She does so by framing the information in a larger context beyond what rote how-to-crowdfund articles do. In recognition, this year she was named among 100 of the Most Influential Crowdfunding Thought Leaders Today. Besides consulting, educating, and training, both online and off, Rose writes weekly tips and an advice column called Rose Recommends for www.Crowdsourcing.org.
ArtFairCalendar.com has just finished its 2nd annual "America's Best Art Fairs" survey and we announce the winners. This is the only national online survey of the country's juried art fairs and craft shows, designed to reward the festivals that create opportunities connecting artists and communities to celebrate the arts.
We asked our mailing list of over 50,000 art fair patrons what was the best art fair in the country and had an amazing nationwide response. Nearly 90% of the respondents completed the lengthy 20 question survey and the answers were both expected and intriguing.
Not surprisingly: people love to attend art fairs and many travel long distances to do so. The overall conclusion is: Art is Alive and Well in America and attendance at the nation's shows is proof of that.
Listen to find out what the Top 50 shows in the country are as voted on by the people who attend them and collect art. Find out which they have chosen as the best regional fairs, best urban fair, best small market show and the best cities for art fairs.
We'll share the survey answers on:
what makes a show "Best"
why people say they attend an art fair
how art fair goers find out about shows to attend
why they don't attend shows they used to love
how far they travel to art fairs
their suggestions for show organizers
Laura Berarducci from the Ann Arbor Convention & Visitors Bureau also reports on the economic impact of the Ann Arbor Art Fairs in that community.
The mission of ArtFairCalendar.com is to promote the unique American tradition of art fairs by showcasing the events where art collectors find hand-crafted, one-of-a-kind fine work for sale and encourage the interaction of client and creator.
This segment is pre our conversation with Lauren Odell Usher Sharpton
Today on the Art 4 All People airwaves we are going to have an engaging dialogue with the Co-Founder's of Art is Moving and Art 4 All People. We will talk about Art as a form of Service, Art Break Day, Volunterism, and Transformation.
Art is Moving is a non-profit organization whose main goal is for all people to discover the benefits of art. Art matters and is a necessary component to a heathly society because it is an exquisite tool for learning about oneself, expressing one's emotions and thoughts, and offers the opportunity for a community to come together and grow. There are several ways to experience art and feel its positive impact. You can make it, talk about it, look at it - all are essential and Art is Moving exists to ensure that everyone is provided the opportunity to do all three without fear. Art is Moving's annual Art Break Day involves several cities from around the world coming together to offer FREE art making to anyone and everyone. It is easy to join in the fun, You can donate, sponsor, volunteer, or host an Art Break Day in your city.
Art is Moving is Co-Founded by Lauren Odell Usher Sharpton and (Art 4 All People's) Lisa Rasmussen
How do I get into the good art fairs and how do I make money when I get there?
These are the universal questions that need to be answered for earning a living in the fine art and fine craft show business. Our expert guests Larry Berman and Bruce Baker lead the way.
Larry Berman lends his expertise on creating great images that will "wow" they jury and Bruce Baker shares his experience on creating a great booth and meeting the customer. Between the two you'll have the answers and there is only one thing left for you to do: make great art.
Larry Berman has a long career in photography, including being the staff photographer for the NY Nets. He has been exhibiting at art fairs for over 30 years and was one of the first to recognize the importance of digital imagery in the art fair business and was responsible for the ZAPP image format which displays all jury images the same size. He has built a career improving jury images for artists and/or photographing their artwork. He has held seminars on jury images and does consulting with artists and art fairs.
Bruce Baker began selling his jewelry at retail and wholesale shows in the 1980's. Taking what he learned there he began consulting full time in 2005 sharing his retailing and business experience with a variety of groups ranging from Artists, Main Street Merchants, to Farm Market vendors, conducting over 600 marketing and production related workshops in the past two decades. He leads training sessions helping artists be more productive and competitive in the international marketplace.
Between the two you'll have all the answers and there is only one thing left for you to do: make great art. Only you can do that part.
Our guest - Jim Jorstad a leading force in the innovative and effective use of technology and media for over twenty years. He currently is the Director of Academic Technologies at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Jim is responsible for integrating technology into teaching and learning, the creation and strategic dissemination of social and rich media, learning space design, emerging technologies, and involved in diverse innovative technology projects. He is a frequent lecturer and consultant for universities, organizations, and companies worldwide. Jim is a technologist, global journalist and film maker with his work appearing in major news outlets including CNN, MSNBC, Forbes, NPR, and numerous blogs. . His main blog, the Learning Space, is covered by 85 countries.
**Art work by: Giselle Chow: Graphic facilitator, graphic recorder, visual thinker. Designing participatory change processes.
Photos taken @ EDUCAUSE Conference in Orland, FL - October/2014
Today we will have a lively conversaton with artist Carol DuChamp about the Art of Life and the Art of Trekking. She is fellow Arts and Healing artist and currently she is in our Art 4 All People exhibiton, MUSE: The Art of Transformation and Healing at the Institute for Art and Healing at Commonweal in Bolinas. Listen in for the transformation.
A local Bolinas resident, Carol Duchamp began her practice as a painter in 1985 under the watercolor mentorship of artist Jackie Kirk, and began exhibiting her paintings in the San Francisco Bay Area in 1993.
Indeterminacy and chance play a role, as does the element of water. Carol paints on pre-soaked 300-lb Arches watercolor paper. Her process takes place in the unplanned moment. This is both the beauty and the challenge. If the spirit is clear at the time of painting, access to intuitive resources becomes easier. If the mind is cluttered, the level of concentration is diminished and the result put at risk.
Carol is passionate about the healing powers of creativity, and imagination as essential creative principle. She taught Healing Art Transition courses at UC Santa Cruz Extension and enjoys helping others nurture their inner artist. She studied Transformative Arts at JFKU in Berkeley. She is founder and director of Art Trek, a small company that orchestrates travel study art classes to exotic such as France, French Polynesia, Italy, the American Southwest and Bali & Java, Indonesia. Carol is also a writer whose novella Garlic and Roses is nearing completion.
destinations such as France, French Polynesia, Italy, the American Southwest and Bali & Java, Indonesia. Carol is also a writer whose novella Garlic and Roses is nearing completion.
Children's Corner - The Art of Storytelling and Illustration, for children 8-14 .
The workshop is free (because J. L. Kimmel feels that all children should have access to the world literature and access to workshops that generally cost money that their parents cannot afford.)
There will be a prize awarded to the lucky winner of the illustration/story contest of a 50.00 gift certificate, a signed print from The Yawning Rabbit River Chronicle and a signed copy of TYRRC at each location.
Philadelphia Public Library; September 28, 2013; 2:00 PM; Parkway Central Library; 1901 Vine Street; Philadelphia, PA 19103
Catonsville Public Library; September 29th, 2013; 2:00pm; 1100 Frederick Road; Catonsville, Maryland 21228-5092
Owings Mills Public Library; September 30th; 7:00pm; County Campus Metro Centre at Owings Mills; 10302 Grand Central Avenue; Owings Mills, Maryland 21117
Rosedale Public Library; September 30th; 4:00pm; 6105 Kenwood Avenue; Rosedale, Maryland 21237-2097
Jefferson Madison Regional Library; October 2nd; 4:00pm; Gordon Avenue Library; 1500 Gordon Avenue; Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Richmond Public Library; October 5th; 2:00pm; 101 E. Franklin Street; Richmond, VA 23219
Barnes & Noble, Barracks Rd. shopping Center; October 5th 10:30 am; Charlottesville VA
For more information visit: www.tyrrc.com
As a housewife, Carole Dean, took a $20 bill and turned it into a $50 million a year industry when she coined the phrase “short ends” and began buying and selling film left over from production. She was instrumental in the birth of the Hollywood independent film community which took advantage of her discounted raw stock. In 1992, Carole created the Roy W. Dean Grant which has provided filmmakers with millions of dollars in goods and services and played a crucial role in establishing the careers of our most important documentary filmmakers.
Carole is the author of The Art of Film Funding: Alternative Financing Concepts, now in its second edition, and The Art of Manifesting: Creating Your Future. She is the executive producer for Women Behind the Camera, BAM 6.6, American Chain Gang and Step Away From the Stone. Carole is the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award 2012 from the Women's International Film & Television Showcase (TheWIFTS), and is also a partner with Indiegogo raising over a half million dollars with filmmakers.
For more information about Carole Dean and From the Heart Productions please visit www.FromtheHeartProductions.com.
Job Action Day 2014 is all about empowering job-seekers with the power of storytelling for career and job-search success. It is an annual event (since 2008) for all job-seekers and workers to take stock of their situations and make plans and/or take action steps to improve their careers.
This years theme is how job-seekers can use storytelling and compelling narratives in numerous situations -- from networking to interviewing, including such tools as the Elevator Speech (Pitch), LinkedIn profile, resumes and cover letters, and much more
The 7th annual Job Action Day 2014 Founder Randall Hansen of Quintessential Careers joins me to dicuss, career storytelling and the expert and empowering articles, tips, and blog posts that give job-seekers information, ideas, and concrete steps to harness the power of story and create a unique and power narrative that will propel their careers forward.
Job Action Day was established by Quintessential Careers, the Web's leading career site, as an annual event that brings together career experts and bloggers to provide the most relevant advice to job-seekers and workers.