How Will Story and Social Media Change the World? (#smchat)

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“Stories have to be told or they die, and when they die, we can’t remember who we are or why we’re here.” ~ Sue Monk Kidd, The Secret Life of Bees

Have you ever noticed that change starts and travels on the back of story? Whether the change is big or small, plays out on the world’s stage or within the boundaries of a close-knit group, it began with a story that appealed to the human condition. Perhaps that makes sense to you. Nothing captures and conveys the human condition better than story. Historians and psychologists have long said that storytelling defines and binds our humanity.

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Despite its ancient roots (the earliest known record of story telling dates back to 2580 B.C.), story has found a new fast-burning fuel. Something in OUR modern time has altered the way we connect through the aid of story.

Enter social media.

Social media has given…

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Mind Maps, Mobility, and Breakthroughs on SMChat

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I experienced a right-brainer’s fantasy on May 4 as I facilitated #smchat (social media chat) on Twitter. The topic: mind maps and collaboration.

Back by popular demand, we had the honor of hanging out with Chuck Frey to discuss mind maps.  A lot has changed since Chuck joined us on #smchat well over a year ago.

Can we, as innovative folks, use mind mapping to drive break-throughs and eliminate the waste of good brain power?

The hour-long chat chased these core questions. Make sure you check out the full chat transcript. Continue reading