Meeting Archive:
How to Tell Your Digital Story

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Michael Margolis: GetStoried

Rob Kershaw: Center for Digital Storytelling


TechSoup’s 2nd Annual Digital Storytelling Challenge is part competition, part educational and all experiential -- produce your organization’s digital story (and win prizes!).

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Tools for Digital Storytelling

Thursday, January 20, 11 a.m. Pacific



Digital Storytelling Bookmarks

Storytelling In Business: Elements of Story Structure

resonate”, book by Nancy Duarte

Video: The Joy of Stats

The Truth about How People Really Think and What It Means for Promoting Your Cause



Meeting Description:

Does your organization have a story to share? Are you working with communities of people which could benefit from having their voices heard? Attend this free webinar and learn the elements of creating a compelling story.

Michael Margolis from GetStoried and Rob Kershaw Center for Digital Storytelling will provide information to help you understand how they tell their digital stories effectively and how stories can make an impact.

We will go through the basics of:

  • What makes a compelling story
  • What elements bring a story to life
  • Developing a finished story

Presenters will share how they produce fun, informative, authentic visual content to spread the word about their programs, cultivate donors, and activate their community.

You can discuss this webinar on Twitter with the hashtag #tsdigs or join us for a live-stream of the event in Second Life.

Date: Thu, Jan 13, 2011
Time: 11:00 AM PST
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): Kami Griffiths
 Presenter Information
Michael Margolis
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As the President of Get Storied, Michael leads a new kind of education and publishing company. The son of an inventor and artist, Michael is fascinated with how ideas are socialized into accepted reality. For the last decade, Michael's mission has been to teach the world how to use storytelling in the change-making and creative process.

In the past year, Michael published a Storytelling Manifesto, launched a virtual Story University, and consulted to groups including Audubon, Omnicom, and By embracing a DIY ethos, Michael is gathering a new tribe of storytellers, and building a leading destination hub online for the business of storytelling. Michael loves to frame meaningful conversations and presents at conferences around the world. He is currently developing a range of curriculum for applying storytelling to the practice of branding, social media, innovation, and social change. And partners extensively with a range of business and social sector organizations.

Rob Kershaw
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Robert Kershaw is the Director of Canadian Projects for the Center of Digital Storytelling (CDS) and coordinator of the Center’s Witness Tree program initiative. Robert has been facilitating digital storytelling workshops and supporting community media projects in Canada, the United States and internationally since 2001, most recently in the Inuit community of Rigolet, Nunatsiavut and the sub-arctic communities of Déline and Norman Wells in the Sahtu Region of the NWT. Rob is a graduate of the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Science in Ecology and Communications Studies. He has written or designed and edited a number of books including and currently lives in Berkeley, California with his wife and two children.