Category Archives: Storytelling

Eulogy for My Father

My father died last week, after a heartbreaking, years-long battle with Alzheimer’s. It was not unexpected, yet it hit me a little harder than I thought, even after all this time to prepare … This blog has moved! You can … Continue reading

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How To Say Almost Anything Better, The Godfather Way

In the best fiction, great characters are revealed through their actions, mannerisms and appearance. In the opening scene of The Godfather, Don Vito Corleone, dressed in a tuxedo, sits in a darkened office behind a big desk. Across from him … Continue reading

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The Secret of Storytelling Success

Every once in a while in your career you get to work on a dream project. One that’s challenging, rewarding and uses your talents to the utmost. But it requires a client with the guts to do something truly remarkable … Continue reading

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Vital Life Lessons from Mad Men

With Mad Men finally, finally returning Sunday night, it’s got me thinking about the show’s most memorable moments. Moments that are not just memorable, but instructive … This blog has moved! You can check out the rest of this post here.

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A Storytelling Lesson from South Park

A while back I gave some tips for tightening stories. One of them was to watch out for “and then” syndrome. That is, if you find yourself saying “and then” a lot, what you have “may not actually be a story, … Continue reading

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The Worst Match.com Cliches and Your Business

If you’ve spent any time at all on match.com … well, I feel for you … This blog has moved! You can check out the rest of this post here.

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Five Reasons Your Stories Put People to Sleep

Most of us know what goes into a compelling story. Relatable characters, dramatic conflict, high stakes … This blog has moved! You can check out the rest of this post here. Photo by Christi Merrill. 

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