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Arjun Adamson

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What is great storytelling?

What great TED talks demonstrate are a refined art in storytelling. But what does that really mean? How you define storytelling? What are the components of it, what are the principles, and what are the implications?


My perspective, (that I'm hoping you will build on, or contest)
Great storytelling is ultimately about capturing elegant context to the complexity and nuances of life.

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    Oct 11 2011: I would agree re: context, complexity and nuances. Not so sure if they have to be elegant! Kurt Vonnegut spoke about this. It is pretty funny, and I think quite true. Check it out.http://blogs.suntimes.com/ebert/literature/kurt-vonneguts-chalk-talk-on-t.html

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