Let's make history…by recording it - StoryCorps & TED Prize
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But, how do you tell a story? Any ideas? This TED Talk playlist: How to tell a story, may just give you some hints. Harvard Business Review: How to Tell a Great Story also provides great clues on captivating your audience and telling the tale you want to share. NPR's Scott Simon's, How to Tell a Story is a short, concise summary of the elements of successful storytelling.
The Great Thanksgiving Listen will allow StoryCorps to capture an entire generation of American lives and experiences through the use of their downloadable app. Your job is to help StoryCorps make history by taking the time to listen, talk and record your elders, then share it on their site. NPR's Morning Edition talks about The Great Thanksgiving Listen here. So after eating that delicious dinner and being thankful for all that you have, take a look around that table and start a conversation with your grandparents, a great aunt or uncle, or any older person in your life. Start with some questions like these suggested from StoryCorps. Ask those questions and use that StoryCorps app to capture the moment. Share the wisdom of your family's elders with the rest of the world. You never know how far their story may go and who it may inspire!
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