The Original Storyteller - An Interview with Robert Carnes

February 1st, 2018 · 38 mins 8 secs

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Guest: Robert Carnes - Author, Managing Editor for the Orange Group (Atlanta, GA)
General Topic: Elements for Storytelling

Introduction to Robert (0:32)
Philosophy of communication (5:07)
The Original Storyteller (6:45)
Why storytelling is important (10:03)
Why the recent focus on story? (13:18)
Context is key (15:50)
The missing element in many "church" stories (19:25)
Authentic resolution (23:16)
Guarding against manipulation (25:36)
Most challenging project (29:43)
Easter or Christmas Eve (31:51)
Impactful communicators (32:30)
Recommended resources (34:09)
How to follow Robert (36:06)

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Next Episode arrives February 15, 2018!
An interview with Rev. Justin Coleman, Lead Pastor at University United Methodist Church (Chapel Hill, NC)

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