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Are you finding those improvisational moments in everyday life?

Work for the day ends early, and I’m wandering around Whitehall in London thinking I might find a cafe - knowing that the place has very few cafes in the immediate vicinity, being full of government buildings crawling with civil servants making tea for each other. It...

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How to spread the news – in 25 words or less

You are an experienced story-teller. I know this to be true, because you are human. You didn’t get this far in life - owning a computer, reading sophisticated blogs - without having told a few stories. Hell, you may even be a professional. Was it you I heard you...

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Upcoming Event 22 April 18 – The Power of SF Storytelling

Our experience is shaped by the stories we tell about ourselves and that others tell about us. Do you know what your stories are saying about you and your work? Would you like to craft stories that allow you to make more of the impact you want? This workshop takes you...

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The shift to quantum storytelling

 The shift to quantum storytelling In the classic storytelling of novels and movies, the story is created by the writer or the director. Once produced, it’s out in the world, unchanging. It gets consumed by its audience, who may or may not enjoy it. Sometimes they may...

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Are we getting more playful?

 Are we getting more playful? There used to be a real divide between those who played computer games and those who didn’t. But, as this clipping reminds us, that barrier melted when games leapt onto our mobile phones. If we remained reluctant to say we played, we’d...

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“Does this make me look fat?”

"Does this make me look fat?" We play an active part in constructing our identities, as this Observer article pointed out. We decide amongst us who counts as 'fat' or 'thin', and our decisions shift over time. There's an element of improvisational 'yes.. and-ing'...

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Beware those classic Ted stories

Beware those classic Ted stories Stories are great. But beware those Tedx talks that construct enticing arguments on the shakiest of foundations. The personal story draws you in, and suddenly you find yourself tempted to agree with a load of nonsense. I see many...

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How Sir Tim improvised the world wide web

 How Sir Tim improvised the world wide web Innovation may turn out to be radical, but it’s built on solid foundations of what is already working. Steven Johnson is an expert in where good ideas come from, and he picks the prime example of the World Wide Web, created...

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Story secrets of improvisers at Disney

Story secrets of improvisers at Disney When you grow up with Disney films, you are encouraged to dream. Still, I never dreamed I would be invited to California to teach Disney animation staff how to tell better stories. Yet here I am in Burbank, for the first of two...

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Upcoming Events

Advanced Facilitation Masterclass

22 – 23 February 2018

Central London – exact location to be confirmed.

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