Rick Bragg teaches how to tell a story

Rick Bragg - Full recording

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Read Part 2 here.

Attendees of the 2010 Idea Festival were privileged to enjoy four days of great storytelling from a litany of presenters who have accomplished legendary feats.  But one presenter spoke specifically about stories, their origin in his life and how he came to be so adept at telling them.

As Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and author Rick Bragg shared his story with an enraptured audience, graphic artist Kat Gentner recorded the presentation in markers on a piece of paper I would estimate to be about four feet by five feet.  Below, for your viewing pleasure, is a slide show of pictures of Kat Gentner’s graphic recording of Rick Bragg’s presentation, “Stories.”

If you want a more detailed how-to, join me and my co-hosts on Thursday, April 14, 2011, for “Storytelling Solutions for Your Marketing Puzzles.”

Note: This was my first time using this particular slide-show plugin, and I put the slides backwards. The first slide I intended for you to see is the one of the full graphic recording. If you like, you may wait for that one and then click the back button on the left from there. Also, if you hover over any slide, you’ll get a link to a full-size still of that particular slide. I highly suggest looking at the “full presentation” slide that way to digest everything.

(And regarding the “manly” slide, Bragg—who’s about six-three, 280 pounds—said that saying, “I’m a writer,” doesn’t sound too manly coming from him when people ask, “What do you do?” But I say you have to be brave to open your work to critique. Just wanted you to understand what that slide is about!)

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Re: this and the previous slide, Bragg—who’s about six-three, 280 pounds—said, “I’m a writer,” doesn’t sound too manly coming from him when people ask, “What do you do?” But I say you have to be brave to open your work to critique.
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Rick Bragg - Full recording

1 Comment

  1. Cary Mendoza

    by 1936 Harman-Ising and Leon Schlesinger also followed suit. By 1937-38 all studios were using storyboards.

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