Story Through the Looking Glass

Story Through the Looking Glass

There is a delicate gossamer line between the action in a story, and the resolution of the story, and it is in this shimmer that the art of story lies. 

The resolution of a story usually contains the message of the story, because it is here that the tensions within the story are resolved, one way rather than the other.  Some say a story should speak for itself, and the listener be left to draw their own conclusions. 

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Wisdom Story Series - The Stolen Ax

Wisdom Story Series - The Stolen Ax

This story is very adaptable.   it can be stretched or shrunk, and I have used it as a teaching tool for facilitators, changing the main character into a facilitator and the ax into her purse. 

There was once a farmer who couldn't find his axe.  He suddenly saw the boy from across the road and he though 'he looks like a thief and walks like a thief.  I'm sure he stole my axe.

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Video: 1.1 A Store of Stories

Video: 1.1 A Store of Stories

This is the first Story Wise video blog, and the first in a series of 3 videos looking at how we can develop a storehouse of stories we know and can call upon in the moment to metaphorically illustrate a message.

in this video, Kate Lawrence from Story Wise tells the traditional story of The Archer to help us see how we might aspire to have stories at the ready, in our skill set, for leading, persuading, illustrating and simply sharing.

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