Week 13 – Response to a piece of selected scholarship – three-common-storytelling-mistakes

Response and Reflection –


By: Nick Morgan is the author of Power Cues: The Subtle Science of Leading Groups, Persuading Others, and Maximizing Your Personal Impact.

What are your main insights and ideas from the given reading?

  • People often tell antidotes instead of real-stories
  • They shy away from conflict that true story telling requires
  • People don’t what to tell stories because it “makes themselves the hero


  • How does this reading challenge/expand/contradict your definition of (digital) storytelling?

I liked this short story telling video because it addresses the psychological reasons why people do not try to tell stories when they are putting on presentations. I took much of this to mean that people do not want to be the center of attention. To be a true story teller, it would require the confidence to engage in an audience for an extended period of time. Many people, including myself are uncomfortable in this situation.

  • Having engaged this reading, what are you now curious about?

The overall reaching idea to this short video is that, to be an effective story teller, you need to make the audience the hero. This seems tricky, and I would like to learn more on what and how this looks like.

  • What questions are you asking, particularly about (digital) storytelling?

What does it mean to make the audience the hero when story telling?

What does it mean to tell a classic story?

  • What additional scholarship, popular media, teaching resources, or other media are related to your developing understanding of both (digital) storytelling and this reading?

The power of storytelling | Andrea Gibbs | TEDxPerth – YouTube

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