Daily Archives: 06/03/2012

Ken Robinson Says Schools Kill Creativity

(Community Matters) TED talk on education . . . Sir Ken Robinson’s 2006 TED talk: Schools Kill Creativity

“If you’re not prepared to be wrong, you’ll never come up with anything original.” (Ken Robinson)

Living Proof- Telling Your Story to Make a Difference

(Community Matters)  . . . Essential Skills for Advocates and Spokespersons.

Received a Kirkus star review in 15 May 2012 issue. Such perfect timing . . .

Stories seem to be what consumers crave, particularly if they are heartfelt and authentic; . . . The authors present many engaging techniques, such as asking advocates to describe their mission in just six words and demonstrating how to create a visual “story map” to document one’s experience. . . .

Capecci and Cage convey “the five qualities of effective advocacy stories,” discuss how to develop key messages, and explain how to craft a story and deliver powerful presentations.