The audience actually wants to work for their meal

The Clues To A Great Story
Andrew Stanton

“But, do they call me McGregor the Builder? No!”
Storytelling is joke telling

Make me care

6:35 The audience actually wants to work for their meal. They just don’t wanna know that they’re doing that!

You’re born with a temperament, and you’re wired a certain way. And you don’t have any say about it. And there’s no changing it. All you can do is learn to recognize it, and own it. …
A major threshold is passed when you mature enough to acknowledge what drives you and to take the wheel and steer it.

… and you’re still learning who you are

British playwright William Archer:
“Drama is anticipation mingled with uncertainty.”
When you’re telling a story, have you constructed anticipation?

“Who are you?”
Everything Lawrence did was an attempt for him to figure out where his place was in the world

the secret sauce is: Can you invoke wonder?


I want. I can. I will

The Power of Words: Susan Wranik at TEDxArcadiaUniversity

Words count because they condition

For every every statement, there is a positive, a negative, and a neutral way of making that statement.

a stickler for words

Liminal state

Words that Change Lives: David Wolpe at TEDxEmory
TEDx Talks
May 21, 2013


Yeah, I’m going to grow up and change the world!

Achieving Greatness Is A Choice: Byron Reese at TEDxAustin
Feb 19, 2013


Robin Spielberg

The healing power of music
Robin Spielberg at TEDxLancaster
June 6, 2014


There are two kinds of boring

Unlocking music with neuroscience
Ardon Shorr
TEDxCMU 2012

classical music


It’s Just A Number

Attitude Is Everything | Bobbie Hickey
TEDxTallaght, Nov 10, 2015