What do storytellers do? They restore the order of imagination. Make us believe and instill hope in us. Ameen Haque from Storywallahs presents a dramatised reading of Grandma’s Bag of Stories by Sudha Murthy. This reading is as a part of Kindle’s The Storyteller, a live event on Facebook to bring alive some of your favourite tales, through some of the most skilled orators.
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Ameen Haque talks about how the elders always keep telling the children to ‘KEEP QUIET’ aka Chup Raho
This is the signature ‘Storywallahs’ beginner level workshop where people who are interested in improving their storytelling skills come and pick up concepts, frameworks and techniques for better storytelling. The key modules include: 1) How to structure a story 2) Making a story come alive – telling it like a pro 3) Techniques, tips and tricks for beginners from pros 4) Common pitfalls to avoid during a story narration 5) Lots of practical exercises, games and feedback during the workshop.
This hour-long session begins with a poem in Hindi, composed by Haque, told from an old man’s perspective, about living in the moment. An African story about trust in a marriage follows. The next poem, also in Hindi, is a tragic love story, where Haque invites the audience to join in with singing the chorus line. An African story called ‘Roof of Leaves’, about a tribal couple, is next, followed by an English poem about love at an older age. The last story, a European one called ‘What Women Want’, is his favourite, ending with another poem in Hindi, called ‘Baaton Baaton Mein’.
Ameen Haque, founder of Storywallahs, is a storyteller, story coach and consultant. He trains leaders and entrepreneurs in storytelling, crafting narratives, and using story and story based frameworks to help organizations navigate change and inspire action along desired goals. Here, Ameen Haque was at Google Talks talking about the Three Principles of Business Storytelling.
Storytellers are like magicians. They conjure up all kinds of stories, answer difficult questions and spread smiles all around. Here’s Lakshmi Devraj from Storywallahs with a story about a Duck that wanted to be a ‘person’.