storytelling – the activity of telling stories

The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary defines storyteller as – a person who tells a story or stories; a person who tells anecdotes; a writer of stories. E18 – the performer.

In storying your thoughts and ideas for a live oral communication performance you become the storyteller or performer.

Where storytelling is about telling stories, storying is about creating the stories you tell live and orally. Continue reading →

in the public interest

Public interest, according to the Random House Dictionary, is “1. the welfare or well-being of the general public; commonwealth. 2. appeal or relevance to the general populace: a news story of public interest.

I am going to focus on the first of these two definitions, ‘the welfare or well-being of the general public‘.  Continue reading →

disrupting discourse

discourse:

The [Online] Shorter Oxford Dictionary defines ‘discourse’ [noun] as: 1. the process or faculty of reasoning. 2. Onward course (in space or time). 3.a. (an) exchange of words; conversation, talk. 3.b. conversational power. 3.c familiar intercourse; familiarity.1 4. an account, a narrative. 5.a formal discussion of a topic in speech or writing; a treatise, homily. etc. 6. a connected series of utterances, forming a unit for analysis etc. And, ‘discourse’ [verb intrans.] as: pass from premisses to conclusions; reason.

“an entity of sequences, of signs, in that they are enouncements 2 3   Continue reading →