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Feb
07

Disciplinary Reading

I thought it was extremely interesting how storytelling can be used as a new method of psychotherapy, although it didn’t surprise me. Even if you’re not in a therapy session, reading books is a way to lose yourself in another world, and either live through a character, or relate to characters that you feel go […]

Feb
03

Storytelling and safety

From this article, I learned that the act of anonymously telling stories about near-miss incidents in the field has worked to try to make safer situations for firefighters. Storytelling is an effective way of information; we take a lot from it. In the case of these firefighters, they are giving information about their experience, which […]

Feb
03

Storytelling in Customer Service

I picked customer service reading (How Ritz-Carlton Maintains its Mystique http://www.businessweek.com/smallbiz/content/feb2007/sb20070213_171606.htm?chan=smallbiz_smallbiz+index+page_today)  since I actually work in customer service for some large, terrible chain that shall not be named and wondered how storytelling would be used in this setting. The storytelling is used to inspire its staff to go above and beyond to serve guests at […]

Feb
03

What Does Storytelling Have to Do with Business?

The disciplinary reading I chose was about storytelling in the business world. The link is here for the article: http://www.contentrulesbook.com/2010/10/what-does-storytelling-have-to-do-with-business/ As a business major myself, I had never thought about a story behind business. I have always viewed it as a clear-cut process in which you attempt to be successful at whatever you are doing, be it selling products, providing a service, or aiding other businesses in their attempts to become successful. But with everything that happens in the business… (more…)

Feb
03

The vital role of business storytelling

“The shortest distance between two people is a story.”  Although related to storytelling I think this article places more of an emphasis on effective corporate/business communication.  That emphasis on effective communication methods in the corporate world is not really surprising to me; I see it quite often actually.  The article goes on to detail these […]

Feb
03

Storytelling in Business

response to: What Does Storytelling Have to Do with Business? | Content Rules by Ann Handley Storytelling in business makes sense, it just does.  It’s how a company goes from selling a product to selling an experience.  Some companies may rely less on stories than others, but the stories businesses tell are always important.  It’s (generally) […]

Feb
03

disciplinereading

I read “Firefighter Site Collects Stories” (http://www.wired.com/science/discoveries/news/2005/09/68899)  for the assignment. I found the article very interesting. I know firefighting is a very physical job and think its great that firefighters all over can help each other out. I used to work as a vet assistant, and something like this for the job would have been […]

Feb
03

Discipline Reading: National Fire Fighter Near-Miss Reporting System

I read an article by Wired.com titled: Firefighter Site Collects Stories The International Association of Fire Chiefs set up a website where firefighters can go and tell stories of near misses to other firefighters anonymously. The interesting thing is that they got the idea for this storytelling site from another site similar to this one […]

Feb
03

Storytelling in Economics

Storytelling in Economics was well written in the sense that it addresses the problem very thoroughly and also gives us some great solutions to the problem. First the writer talks about what the use of stories is. He says that stories are a sort of knowledge that we cannot live without. Stories make facts easier […]

Feb
02

The Forgotten Children of Africa.

This week we were asked to read an article about how storytelling is applicable in different disciplines; I chose to read a report from a study performed in South Africa titled The Forgotten Children of Africa: Voicing HIV and Aids Orphans’ Stories of Bereavement: A Narrative Approach. The study was published in 2005 and follows […]

Feb
02

Firefighter Safety

The reading on Firefighter safety emphasized the importance of sharing stories. By having firefighter’s post their close calls with danger into a national database they were helping each other better prepare for any situation that might come their way. It is a great way to implement safety regulations because it is coming straight from the […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry…

Feb
01

Story Telling Therapy

For this ds106 assignment I decided to pick the one about storytelling and how it’s a new, experimental, “method” of Psychotherapy. My initial thought, while going through the website, was it sounded a bit redundant. There are many different “methods” of psychotherapy (drawing, counseling, acting it out) and I believe the key to all them…

Feb
01

The Therapy of Storytelling

The story teller inherits the personality of the story. The overall objective is to accurately convey everything that occurs in the story down to the emotional level. Storytelling causes a therapeutic response–an emotional release.

Feb
01

Digital Storytelling in Business

After reading of the article about storytelling in business I’ve realized how fast digital communication is spreading. Companies are realizing the marketing potential of digital storytelling. The great thing about a story is that it can affect people differently depending on the reader. Companies today are using stories to draw in more customers. If they use […]

Jan
31

Discipline Reading

This was a very interesting article to me because recently I have been big into watching the show Rescue Me, which is about firefighters in New York City. The idea seems very simplistic but is an awesome idea. It is using the modern age of technology to help firefighters around the world to communicate with […]

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