Why storytellers should not practice in front of a mirror

By Limor Shiponi Surfing Sean Buvala’s blog I came across two new posts about what he calls the mythology of business storytelling. He’s breaking down some of the frequent statements flying around these days to demonstrate in a way, what’s really wrong about them. Yes, people are being told and being telling themselves quite a lot of misleading affirmations. I …

Character Development

By Limor Shiponi There are many ways to help storytellers develop characters in stories. Most of those ways involve using characteristics – physical, vocal, props, costumes. What I search for within a character is its character – as in true nature. The true nature of a character is not determined only by its characteristics but through revealing the way the character meets …

Storytelling is all about love

By Limor Shiponi This exercise was born after observing too many storytellers hooked on their artistic choices for telling a story, ignoring the audience’s most basic desire as human beings. This is not to say they were not aware of the audience but they were missing out something very basic. The exercise is made out of four questions. One, the …

Accumulative wisdom and the Golden Fleece of Storytelling

By Limor Shiponi I’m attaching to this post my research paper created for the graduation assessment process at ICA -the coaching school I’ve been attending for 2.5 years. The idea was to try and find wisdom by using a survey as a coaching power tool. Discussing core issues in storytelling has always been a touchy subject which is a main …