The American Center cordially invites you to a workshop on Diverse Voices: Storytelling to Build Community and Collaborative Teamwork U.S.-Israeli storyteller and author Noa Baum will explore with you the power of storytelling as both a tool for community-building and for creating collaborative, high-performance teams. Together you will discover how the experience of telling and being […]
The title of this entry is a quote from a four-year-old boy. Because he is my grandson, I allow myself to call him ‘Mr. Little’ and he agrees. He has another one, “There’s water in the ice and they come out of the holes.” It joins another his mother said when she was his age, “My mother waves
A couple of weeks ago, my long quest to create a methodology for teaching storytelling arrived conclusion. Like in music, there is a clear and structured path to help students reach a fine level of artistry – if they wish so and are willing to do the work. The quest started during the second year
The first time I experienced storytelling, I cried. It was during the second year of the storytelling course I attended. For a long time I thought the tears appeared because we started telling personal stories. Many people believe a personal story is more moving, real, what they call “authentic”. Today, I understand the tears were
After observing the buzz through the past years, reading everything between the tacky copy-paste “tell a story” and elaborate dissecting concepts, I have a few simple conclusions: It’s about trying to force existentialism into the scientific method and it’s not working. It’s all a colossal waste of time. It’s simply another way of avoiding storytelling.