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It’s All About Books

Storytelling did not start with books. It started with cave paintings, whispers around a fire and probably dancing far into the night to the sound of drums or just about any hollow instrument that could produce a noise. As humanity, we have told stories to represent, recall and shape reality from the very first moments…

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How Communication Works

We can’t expect to have specific understanding of storytelling without knowing how communication works. Without getting too technical, I’ll try to summarize the main elements of how we are capable of sending and interpreting messages coming from the world. We’ll have to start with how the brain functions. One of the most important cerebral circuits…

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Own Your Message

The message, in Roman Jakobson’s Theory of Communication, is what you want to communicate to the receiving end of the conversation. The Romans used the words of Cato the Elder to describe its importance: Rem tene, verba sequentur – grasp the concept, and the words will follow. Albert Einstein delved even deeper in the importance of being able to…