communication is essential to business making and it involves more than the ability to name your product, write a tag line or a press release. It's an intricate, rational and scalable effort and, let's face it, not anyone can do it.

3/27/2008

Storytelling

I am a humanities graduate and one thing we like is reading and listening to stories. Sometimes it's very much about how to tell it and less about what you tell with us and that is why when I read about this thingie here, a club called The Moth in NY where people tell stories, I though "yes!".

I think that a lot of what we are missing in Bucharest right now is a place where people take pleasure in telling stories in a nice way as opposed to telling facts in a short and concise way. We spend a lot of time searching for brevity when in fact nuance and the real quality stuff comes from when you take the time to describe and really include people in your world. So yes, this would be the anti-twitter meeting, a meeting of people who like from time to time to write wonderful posts with lots of details that make for a pleasant reading. A meeting of the storytellers as opposed to the factmongers.

I think Dragos Roua is a great example of this kind of rhetoric, so is Serban Alexandrescu and so is Catalin Stefanescu. Know someone else? Wouldn't this be nice? :)

2 comments:

diana said...

irene also seems like a nice storyteller: http://mintea-de-ceai.blogspot.com/

Bogdana said...

good idea. I'll put her on the list :-)