Our lives are full of the stories we tell: bits about ourselves and those we hear from others; tragic tales and side-splitting comedies; current events and news of the world; expressions of our own interests and those of our employers.
When we are not telling stories, we are listening to them: from close friends and family, from media outlets, from advertisements and marketing campaigns, and from our own "internal storyteller/editor" who cannot stop talking.
One of my favorite blogs recently featured one of my favorite storytellers, and this prompted me to share these: videos of Ira Glass, creator of and voice behind This American Life, talking about what makes great storytelling. There are four installments featured on YouTube as part of "On storytelling":
In the third segment, Glass talks about his awkward beginnings on radio and how hard he worked to improve. Are you a creative full of artistic vision and a desire to express it? Then listen to his story.