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Webinar: Storytelling in Applied Improvisation - Shared screen with speaker view
Angelina Castellini
16:49
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Kay
17:12
Hi everyone. It's 11pm Tuesday here in Hong Kong
Angelina Castellini
17:28
aye
ketan
17:40
hi its Ketan from Stanmore London.
Jeanne's Laptop
17:48
Welcome from London
Jeanne's Laptop
18:08
Inspire people to inspire people on team
Jeanne's Laptop
18:15
Illustrate ideas in presentations and training
Jeanne's Laptop
18:42
Help engineers better explain the complexity of what they do
Jeanne's Laptop
18:56
Help companies market themselves better
Jeanne's Laptop
19:00
Coaching
Jeanne's Laptop
19:16
Explain evidenced based reseach
Jeanne's Laptop
19:21
Mirror experience of client
Tony Mayo
20:54
I use story to cultivate the illusion of causation and purpose from the random cruelty and ultimate futility of life.
L Hurst
21:23
yes super hot
ketan
21:56
how to incorporate a story into a client problems/opportunity
Kay
22:00
Tips about how to use stories more effectively
Katherine Kasmir
22:02
Considering more opportunities to use stories
Bridget Brown
22:09
cheery!
John Countryman
22:17
Practical advice about story applications in organizational settings.
Suvi Koivusalo
22:21
Second to Ketan
Tony Mayo
22:24
...and to get laughs.
Kimmie McGaw
22:29
How I might find more ways to package stories as a process for use with clients
Angelina Castellini
23:12
Just listening in and getting excited for AIN
ketan
23:23
how a story can look at a problem in a different context.
Kay
23:24
What kinds of stories to use for different purposes
G K
23:45
Tips on how to create/tell a story. Jackie
Tony Mayo
24:03
Help people distiguish the meaning added to the bare facts by their own unexamanied narrative view.
Aija
24:14
story usage for connection creation and strengthening in relationships with people from your close ppl network (friends, relatives,couples, kids/parrents, kids/step parents)
Katherine Kasmir
24:28
I am hoping to use stories to increase empathy in my community
L Hurst
24:32
how to share a simple tool or sequence that people/clients can take away & own their story
shane connery
24:42
what is story in business and what is not a story that people think is story in business
Jeanne's Laptop
24:54
These are all so good…
Nancy Watt
25:05
Reveal to the client how they can incorporate story into their managment style
Kay
31:45
Stories are memorable because they evoke emotions
Bridget Brown
32:07
But sometimes they travel far and cause harm...
Tony Mayo
32:16
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Resurrection_Mary
Kimmie McGaw
32:27
I remember that from Chicago!
Tony Mayo
32:29
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vanishing_hitchhiker
Kimmie McGaw
32:32
Lincoln Park area!
Tony Mayo
32:57
"the story of The Vanishing Hitchhiker can be traced as far back as the 1870s and has "recognizable parallels in Korea, Tsarist Russia, among Chinese-Americans, Mormons, and Ozark mountaineers."[4] Similar stories have been reported for centuries across the world."
Jeanne's Laptop
33:32
Yes!
Jeanne's Laptop
33:36
Its fascinating
Kay
34:04
I also use stories to help people transform their limiting thoughts, beliefs and stories about themselves and the world
Jeanne's Laptop
34:11
Yes, exactly
Katherine Kasmir
34:13
Yes, my 21 year old daughter watches the same movies over and over. Likes to start her day that way.
Bridget Brown
34:16
It makes little kids feel smart because they know what is coming in the story.
Jeanne's Laptop
34:21
Love it.
Kimmie McGaw
34:38
I’ve been doing some work in narrative psychology. We really are our stories.
Jeanne's Laptop
34:42
Story still in the process of being developed.
Jeanne's Laptop
34:58
Yes.
Jeanne's Laptop
36:02
We are telling stories together.
Jeanne's Laptop
36:23
In proces of shaping where story is going...
Jeanne's Laptop
36:45
Co-creating future together (kind of like IKEA furniture assembly for storytellers)
ketan
38:28
Like to think of a story having the same start point, but then developing in different ways.
Kimmie McGaw
40:03
Stories are viral. The original “social”
Jeanne's Laptop
40:04
Stories to debunk false stories
Jeanne's Laptop
40:54
How do we as storytellers help correct the narrative?
Angelina Castellini
40:57
I had a bit of trouble hearing this
ketan
40:58
understand Bridget’s concern!
Angelina Castellini
41:10
By trouble I mean audio trouble
Katherine Kasmir
41:26
Story as currency. Interesting
Kay
41:35
I love that when I overhear one line of a conversation between two people, as I pass them in the street, I can't help but imagine the back story.
Jeanne's Laptop
41:46
Bridget asked how we can use storytelling to help correct for the false stories/narratives
Jeanne's Laptop
41:58
@kay yes!
ketan
42:11
But some stories that we develop will be untrue as part of creativity.
Kimmie McGaw
42:29
I travel the world doing ghost tours. Amazing to see how many of us adults queue up for good stories.
ketan
42:38
However perhaps the ground rule is kindness when improvising a story.
Jeanne's Laptop
42:51
Yes! Ghost stories could be the source of a whole webinar
Jeanne's Laptop
43:02
As could debunking false narratives
Angelina Castellini
43:06
This reminds me of the story of a German journalist who was recently discovered to have falsified stories
Kimmie McGaw
43:25
It’s also a way of finding your tribe. I went to “my favorite murder” live podcast show - 5,000 people gathered!
Angelina Castellini
43:38
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/dec/19/top-der-spiegel-journalist-resigns-over-fake-interviews
G K
43:54
As children, many of us were taught not to believe everything we hear/read. How did so many people miss that lesson?
Tony Mayo
44:06
Better grouded facts do not change nearly so many minds as do better crafted stories.
Aija
44:28
isn't that a question of critical thinking? not storry telling as an issue.
Tony Mayo
45:04
Critical thinking is work. Listening to stories is fun. WHich do you think will be more influential?
Katherine Kasmir
46:01
One of my favorite life stories is from age 12. A kiss with a boy from the traveling circus. It was not until I was over 50 that I did some searching in my memory and figured out that it was actually a lie I told a friend. I really had come to believe it happened.
Bridget Brown
47:36
Thanks, Jeanne! That ws helpful.
Katherine Kasmir
47:43
True Tony
Kay
48:14
So what is our responsibility as AI practitioners, regarding the stories we tell and how we help people to tell stories?
Jeanne's Laptop
48:30
@tony I also think of our historically small social groups ….
Jeanne's Laptop
48:40
@kay great qustion
Tony Mayo
50:02
@Katherine also see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Memory_implantation
Katherine Kasmir
51:33
Thanks Tony
Jeanne's Laptop
51:55
@katherine that would be a compelling theme for a storytelling show
ketan
52:47
Yes
Kimmie McGaw
52:50
Sure
Aija
52:53
yes
ketan
53:01
Maybe 1 truth and 1 untruth is better
G K
53:04
What's the other option? I'm prefer a NEW game.
ketan
54:36
i was born in Kenya. (1)
ketan
54:43
I was a professional cricketer (2)
Aija
54:57
olympics - true
Bridget Brown
54:57
Olympics
Katherine Kasmir
55:01
gymnast
ketan
55:05
gymnast
John Countryman
55:07
Olympics
Suvi Koivusalo
55:08
olympics
Kimmie McGaw
55:09
FLA - not true
Paul Z Jackson
55:09
gymnast
ketan
55:12
gymnast
shane connery
55:12
olmpics
L Hurst
55:13
Gymnast
Kay
55:14
gymnast
Kimmie McGaw
55:28
Nooooooo!
Katherine Kasmir
55:39
That story gave us pleasure
ketan
55:48
i was born in Kenya. (1)I was a professional cricketer (2)
Bridget Brown
56:42
Kenya
Aija
56:44
1 - true
Jeanne's Laptop
56:51
2 true
Paul Z Jackson
56:53
1
Kimmie McGaw
56:55
2 - false
John Countryman
56:55
Kenya
shane connery
56:55
born in kenya
Katherine Kasmir
56:57
2 is true
G K
56:59
Those are Both believable!!
L Hurst
57:02
1
Kay
57:11
cricketer
Jeanne's Laptop
59:20
Always A Story Behind
Jeanne's Laptop
59:23
Aspirational
Jeanne's Laptop
59:26
Just Not True
Jeanne's Laptop
59:30
Interesting Facts
G K
59:30
People are willing to believe exciting, but very low probability events, like the Olympics!
Katherine Kasmir
59:31
I have found this activity helps groups of teens get to a place of sharing stories that wouldn’t have happened if we just asked people to share stories about themselve.
Jeanne's Laptop
59:43
Unusual
shane connery
59:59
positive and negative changes
Jeanne's Laptop
01:00:00
@katherine very interesting
Tony Mayo
01:00:24
Noticed a reluctance --particularly within work groups-- to vote at all for fear of insulting the person, e.g., disbelieving a flattering characteristic may reveal an unflattering opinion about theat person.
Jeanne's Laptop
01:00:25
Delivery
Jeanne's Laptop
01:00:42
@tony good point to frame in setting up exercise
Aija
01:00:51
when I use it in groups, it's usually harder for them to think about true storry to tell, not to create a new one. Thats interesting, because before training most of them say that they are not creative at all . So this is good example to shoe that they have creativity inside. everyone has.
Jeanne's Laptop
01:01:08
Yes and it is a good gateway to story
Jeanne's Laptop
01:01:30
Story of a lifetime.
Jeanne's Laptop
01:02:06
“We hear a lot of stories about golf"
Tony Mayo
01:02:24
Golf stories are ALWAYS lies. ;-)
Katherine Kasmir
01:04:10
It also allows or prompts people to be interested in others’ stories
shane connery
01:05:28
a great story is the truth wrapped up in a lie Tolstoy
Jeanne's Laptop
01:05:36
Love it
Jeanne's Laptop
01:05:48
Every quote has a story
Jeanne's Laptop
01:06:10
@lisa way to play with assumptions
Jeanne's Laptop
01:06:27
Relive people of pressure of being right
Bridget Brown
01:06:32
Great example! Love that for interpersonal communication training.
Suvi Koivusalo
01:06:35
I think it’s interesting to consider our own prejudices, as in, how does the storytellers appearance affects which stories we consider true. How does that transfer to work places etc.
Kay
01:06:45
As a listener, I was curious about how I decided which story was true and which one wasn't. I was paying attention not just to the person's words but also to their tone of voice, thier facial expressions, their physicality, and my own gut reaction.
Jeanne's Laptop
01:06:46
Yes
Kimmie McGaw
01:06:53
it shows our tendency to be polite and not speak truthfully. Some people say one thing, just to avoid discomfort when they sense someone hasn’t been an olympian, astronaut, etc.
Kimmie McGaw
01:07:45
yesss…..suvi
Jeanne's Laptop
01:09:39
I call this a story gateway excercise
Jeanne's Laptop
01:11:20
Share persona story about first encounter with AIN
Tony Mayo
01:11:54
I will
Bridget Brown
01:12:58
Wow! There are others who do what I do?? That was me....
Jeanne's Laptop
01:13:13
“How I first got involved with applied improvisation”
L Hurst
01:13:33
@john countryman I spy 2 of you and now have disappeared
Jeanne's Laptop
01:13:54
Welcome!
Pam
01:13:55
Going to European Brief Therapy Conference then reading your book Paul.
Kay
01:15:19
Wow, @Jeanne, I didn't know (or remember) that you first heard about AIN from me! I'm honoured!
Jeanne's Laptop
01:15:37
:)
Jeanne's Laptop
01:16:19
Yay! Thank you.
ketan
01:16:55
Can you make the question clearer?
Jeanne's Laptop
01:17:07
Two Questions:
Jeanne's Laptop
01:17:13
Any reflections on story sharing
Kay
01:17:22
Fun to hear about the many different pathways that can lead people to the AIN
Jeanne's Laptop
01:17:30
If we are thinking about work in organizations, how can we apply it.
Bridget Brown
01:17:35
Goes to authenticinty of something important in their lives
shane connery
01:17:37
trust ...other people think the same as i do ...A similar story builds trust
Tony Mayo
01:17:39
Everyone has the facts handy and it has an inherent story structure: It was like this, then that happened, so here we are.
Katherine Kasmir
01:17:39
I relate to Suvi’s story and appreciate that connection
Alison Gitelson
01:17:49
Help quieter people start flexing their voice
G K
01:18:02
Fun to compare other stories to one's own
Bridget Brown
01:18:05
@Alison love that.
ketan
01:18:12
How serendipity got people introduced to AI.
Alison Gitelson
01:18:16
Breaks the belief that only "others" / "experts" can tell stories
ketan
01:18:18
That’s what happened to me.
Jeanne's Laptop
01:18:53
Similar Stories build trust
Jeanne's Laptop
01:19:01
Connecting power of story
ketan
01:19:22
How can it help: people journey are not a straight path. E.g. if you ask the question, how did you become X at this company?
Jeanne's Laptop
01:19:28
We are familiar with story structure
Angelina Castellini
01:19:34
It’s funny to hear the little things within a story that matter to the teller and add detail but aren’t that important to the plot itself. It shows what the storyteller cares about.
Jeanne's Laptop
01:19:47
Great observation
Jeanne's Laptop
01:21:39
@paul stories allow for the complexity of experience
Jeanne's Laptop
01:21:53
Stories and trauma
Jeanne's Laptop
01:22:02
What is wrong vs. what happened to you
Angelina Castellini
01:22:46
Further reading on trauma: Bessel van der Kolk, Peter Levine, Nadine Burke Harris
L Hurst
01:25:13
I started with primarly EE then discovered AI and have slowly increased AI into my services. Now use both as needed per client. They are fraternal twins[ EE-experiential education]
Kay
01:25:18
On trauma, also read books by Donna Jackson Nakazawa
Bridget Brown
01:31:56
Beats McDonald's!!
Kimmie McGaw
01:32:52
HEB!!! Hello from a fellow Texan
ketan
01:33:06
I can go next.
Bridget Brown
01:33:14
@Jeanne, can you provide us with other examples from the "box"?
Kay
01:33:30
Fun!
L Hurst
01:33:35
Here Evertyhing is Better
ketan
01:33:37
all the stories were interesting to listen to.
Paul Z Jackson
01:33:38
People can do this!
Bridget Brown
01:33:38
Brought back memories.
Paul Z Jackson
01:33:56
Creates connection
ketan
01:33:58
how luck sometimes takes a part in everything.
shane connery
01:33:59
straight away
L Hurst
01:34:02
it was great to reflect & reconnect over something simpl
ketan
01:34:10
Yes connected.
shane connery
01:34:14
yep
Bridget Brown
01:34:20
Yes, Paul felt bad for me that I only got a 40 cent raise!
Kay
01:34:28
Curious to hear more from each person who told a story
Suvi Koivusalo
01:34:35
This also made me think how stories vary based on the language you use to tell them. For example, I felt like my story lacked a few details that I would’ve mentioned in my mother tongue had I used it.
Paul Z Jackson
01:34:48
It's a fireside phenomenon - stories prompt stories - highly emergent and improvisational and collaborative.
Aija
01:36:05
agree, Suvi :) it little bit holds back. your storry was great
Kimmie McGaw
01:36:08
Thanks everyone. Need to head to a client meeting. :) Until the next time.
David MARTIN
01:38:16
Thanks for these exercises. Can you post the prompts in your box?
Bridget Brown
01:38:52
Also helps us to get to know each other better. I've been on calls with a few people here, but not everyone, so I learned new things about people.
Jeanne's Laptop
01:39:03
Resource guide
Jeanne's Laptop
01:39:05
https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/folders/1EMNvo46sxD9InMZ07rc0Sk2h-oR0OTPv
David MARTIN
01:39:18
thanks Jeanne!
Katherine Kasmir
01:39:27
Lovely to start my day in connection with all of you. Thank you.
Alison Gitelson
01:39:36
Thank you everyone
G K
01:40:14
Thanks Paul and Jeanne!!! See everyone in NY! Jackie
Jeanne's Laptop
01:40:14
Yes I will post the prompts but don’t know if I will get a chance today
ketan
01:40:15
Really great session. so good to connect with people from AI. Felt like talking to good friends! Ketan
Suvi Koivusalo
01:40:53
@paul Can you please write down when Renatus’ session is?
Paul Z Jackson
01:40:56
paul@impro.org.uk
Jeanne's Laptop
01:41:07
jeanne@lambink.com if you want prompts
Jeanne's Laptop
01:41:29
Thanks everyone for sharing your stories!
Kay
01:42:05
Sorry I won't be with you at the New York conference
Angelina Castellini
01:42:10
thank you so much! This was great listening
Jeanne's Laptop
01:42:13
You will be missed!
Suvi Koivusalo
01:42:30
Thank you everyone. Happy to see some of you next week in NYC!
L Hurst
01:42:39
thanks & see y'all next week
Aija
01:42:39
Great ending of the day in Latvia :) Thank you Jeanne and Paul. Very valuable
ketan
01:42:44
Thanks again and bye!
Jeanne's Laptop
01:44:17
Thanks Ketan