Storytelling as performance art
01/06/12 16:53 Filed in: storytelling
Storytelling as performance art. This recent TED talk by comedian and musician Reggie Watts is obscure, mixing music, language, comedy, satire and gibberish in a 10 minute performance. Wow, this is like nothing I have seen before, especially on TED. I find many of the TED presentations to be inspiring and insightful, and aimed at the common good. Reggie Watts is off-the-wall, intriguing, funny, and has a way of drawing you in and engaging you to the end. So how does this relate to storytelling? I have been thinking about storytelling a lot lately as it really is the current focus of the videos I produce for clients. This piece really sticks out for me, because it is so different and engaging, that people will be sharing it and talking about it with friends and associates. What’s the message? I think it is that we can be thinking outside-the-box as they say, and that unconventional styles of delivery and storytelling can be effective. I dare you to watch it!