Storytelling

In these TED Talks, masters of storytelling share their creative secrets and explore new approaches to their age-old craft.

Video playlists about Storytelling

Personal tales from the edge of life

14 talks • 3h 53m
Beautiful, intimate and ultimately uplifting stories of challenge -- from making a new home in a strange country, to rebuilding life after unthinkable tragedy.

How to tell a story

6 talks • 1h 51m
Why do we love our favorite stories? Do they need a beginning, middle and end, and a character who changes by the conclusion? Masters of storytelling explore new answers to age-old questions of the craft.

Words, words, words

14 talks • 3h 01m
As Wittgenstein wrote, "The limits of my language mean the limits of my world." Watch talks by linguists, data analysts and word nerds who explore the all-encompassing power of language.

Talks about Storytelling

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TED Books

TED Book: How Did You End Up Here?

How Did You End Up Here?: The Surprising Ways Our Questions Connect Us

More than 100 all-time favorite questions to ask someone you've just met. What do the questions we ask reveal about ourselves?
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TRH: Storytelling

Episode: Framing the Story

Stories ignite our imagination; they let us leap over cultural walls and cross the barriers of time. Stories affirm who we are, and allow us to experience the similarities between ourselves and others, real or imagined. Stories help us make meaning of our lives. In this hour, TED speakers explore the art of storytelling – and how good stories have the power to transform our perceptions of the world. Listen now