What a wonderful world

December 25, 2014Storytelling

David Attenborough narrates the classic Louis Armstrong song over images from BBC’s Planet series. What a wonderful world indeed! Best wishes and a happy new year from all of us at VERTOV. May all your stories come true…

Wisdom in the Age of Information

September 15, 2014Storytelling

At a time when information is increasingly cheap and wisdom increasingly expensive, this gap is where the modern storyteller’s value lives. This is such a great quote by Maria Popova (Brainpickings) from her animated essay on the future of storytelling: Wisdom in the Age of Information. And indeed, in an online world flowing over with … Read More

The Periodic Table of Story Elements

August 21, 2014Storytelling

“If your press release doesn’t contain one or more of these elements, the story doesn’t exist.” We couldn’t agree more with HoustonPR. Personally, we like to go for the Ha! and the Aw, although the Eh? works nicely too.

You are not a storyteller

August 5, 2014Inspiration, Storytelling

Stefan Sagmeister (renowned designer) has some compelling things to say about the b*llshit claims all sorts of people make about being storytellers. “No, you are not a f*cking storyteller!” Funny and – yes – insightful too. Oh, and a tip for all roller coaster designers out there: you are not storytellers, you are roller coaster … Read More

Why Storytelling Is The Ultimate Weapon

May 15, 2014Storytelling

Great article on Co.Create by ‘The Storytelling Animal’ author Jonathan Gottschall. Insightful excerpt: Until recently we’ve only been able to speculate about story’s persuasive effects. But over the last several decades psychology has begun a serious study of how story affects the human mind. Results repeatedly show that our attitudes, fears, hopes, and values are … Read More

Look Up

May 2, 2014Inspiration, Storytelling

Get off social media. Live in the moment. Put down your phone. Statements like these are heard more and more often nowadays. Many agree and think people are spending too much time looking at our phones and computers. This media we call social, is anything but. Music video director Gary Turk strongly believes its time … Read More

Most Shocking Second a Day Video

April 14, 2014Inspiration, Storytelling

Impressive short film that depicts the eruption of a civil war in London through the eyes of a young girl. Suddenly the civil war in Syria doesn’t feel that far away anymore… From Save The Children

How to tell your story in 2014

January 14, 2014Storytelling

This is a very entertaining, cheeky and spot-on presentation about storytelling, marketing and social media. Highly recommended! Storytelling in 2014 from Gary Vaynerchuk