Storytelling Blog

19. September 2018

How does storytelling affect our brains?

Those who do not have power over the story that dominates their lives—the power to retell it, rethink it, deconstruct it, joke about it, and change it as times change—truly are powerless, because they cannot think new thoughts. Salman Rushdie Human brains are wired to organize communication processes into stories. […]
19. August 2018

What can we learn from „1001 Nights“?

One of the most wonderful ways to get to know different cultural circles and discover values transported in the stories is listening to and reading myths, fairy tales and legends from around the world. Diving into the magic worlds of stories can be an eye opener and an invitation to […]
27. Januar 2018

How to be a better leader with TING? Storylistening for leaders

10. Januar 2018

If you had an eight-day week, what would you do on day number 8?

19. Dezember 2017

When are you calling a place home?

1. Dezember 2017

Advent calendar

I would like to invite you to lay back and open one window in the advent calendar on this site. You may grab a cup of hot chocolate, have a ginger bread and think of YOUR answer to the 24 questions. Every window hides a combination of a visual story, an inspiring quote and an empowering question. Enjoy
30. November 2017

With whom are you sharing joy of waiting?

20. November 2017

What are you grateful for today?

1. November 2017

What are you letting go?

What is it like to let go? How does it feel, when YOU let go? What sensations in your body are you aware of? Are you taking a deep breath in and out?
24. Oktober 2017

Where is your name? Where is my name?

A name is not only part of our identity but also part of an “agreement” or what I call an unwritten rule, “who can call us how, when and where”. It is tight with respect and ...
17. Oktober 2017

Why Storytelling in the intercultural Communication?

You might be asking why storytelling in the intercultural communication? Exactly this question marked the beginning of my journey towards the storytelling approach
2. Juni 2017

Storytelling for intercultural understanding

Sell, J. (2017): Storytelling for Intercultural Understanding and Intercultural Sensitivity Development, in: Chlopczyk, J. Beyond Storytelling, Springer Gabler, pp 223-249.
20. Dezember 2018

What can female leaders learn from stories across cultures? Interview with Kholood Alzaidi

Kholood Alzaidi in twenty-three first years of her life left her hometown, Kut, one hundred miles south of Baghdad only once. Back then she set on a day trip to the capital city accompanied by her father. He played an important role in her life and inspired her to study […]
6. Dezember 2018

December 2018 Webinar „Storytelling for global team leaders“

On December 6th at 4:00 PM CET I am co-facilitating a webinar „Storytelling for Global Team Leaders“ Following questions are part of this virtual event: How to motivate team members who are dispersed around the globe? How to make sure one’s leadership approach reaches people in different cultures? How to […]
6. Dezember 2018

November 2018 Visual Storytelling at the SIETAR Austria event in Vienna

It was my pleasure to offer a fun visual storytelling activity at the SIETAR Austria event in Vienna after an interesting lecture on „Pictures of Career in different Cultures“ by prof. Wolfgang Mayrhofer from the Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien. The debrief was not only a fun moment, but also a moment of reflection […]
6. Dezember 2018

November 2018 Panel discussion on the movie HALIM in Villah

HALIM was the movie that brought us together yesterday evening in Villah – its director, Werner Fiedler, hosts and panelists at the same time: Eithne Knappitsch and Karen as well as Khuloodalzaidi and me as panelists and… many young people asking powerful questions after the screening of the film. What […]
5. Dezember 2018

November 2018 Tales of Belonging – Storytelling workshop in Vienna

Storytelling Workshop @ the Hinterland Gallery in Vienna “Stories can break the dignity of a people, but stories can also repair that broken dignity.” C. Ngozi Adichie Stories define power. Who tells them, how they are told, when they are told, how many are told – all these depend on […]