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Storytelling Microtalk


As human beings, we're wired to respond to story.

Stories are the backbone of good adventure games and compelling Kickstarter videos alike, and they're perfect for both job interviews and social occasions. While we all know how to enjoy a good yarn, it's quite another thing to craft one. In this Microtalk, I share a simple framework I've learned for crafting engaging stories. You'll learn a handy tool for engaging the audience of you next fundraiser, adventure game, job interview, or backyard barbecue with friends and family.

Presented at the fabulous IGDA St. Louis's second annual Microtalk Series and filmed by Adam Shaw. Check out the event's entire lineup.

Note (December 13, 2014): As I mentioned in a tweet but failed to mention here, all eight of these smart, funny talks are well worth watching. See the whole thing on IGDA's site or on YouTube.