Storytelling Blog

26. Januar 2019

What if we introduced more beauty to our life stories?

Inspirations from the BEAUTY Exhibition by Sagmeister & Walsh at the MAK in Vienna Entering the exhibition feels like diving into a secret magic space. Tiny drops of water, forming a transparent “fog screen” are stroking my skin when I cross the space between the profanum of the streets of […]
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

What are you actually doing when you listen to someone else speaking? Do you really listen to their story? While listening to someone talking our brain works in the accelerated manner, so that we actually hear many voices. The voice of the teller can be rather weak in comparison with […]
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.
13. Februar 2019

Storytelling Tools

Here you can find a choice of storytelling tools you can apply in your programs. Enjoy Storytelling Canvas Storytelling for intercultural practitioners
29. Januar 2019

Re-Authoring Futures

Sell, Joanna (2018). Freezing the Picture of Now to Shape Better Futures Sell, Joanna (2018). Taking Back the Power. Interview with Mary Alice Arthur in: Re-Authoring Futures, Con-Texts, Beyond Storytelling, Almblitz.  If there is one publication that is a nutshell of storytelling for the future it is definitely this one and […]
29. Januar 2019

SEU Intercultural Training Toolkit

Sell, J. (2018): Storytelling with a Lie in: Hansen, E.; Torkler, A., Covarrubias Venegas, B., SEU Intercultural Training Toolkit, SIETAR Europa. This Intercultural Training Toolkit is a compilation of inspiring methods organized in three sections: Opening and Warm-up Activities Feedback & Debriefing Activities Teambuilding Activities It is fantastic for the […]
29. Januar 2019

February, 2019 Webinar on Storytelling for intercultural Trainers & Coaches

Save the date: February, 13th 2019 at 5:00 PM CET and join my webinar „How to apply Storytelling in intercultural trainings & coachings?“ organized by SIETAR Italia What is storytelling and how can I apply it in my intercultural programs? What is story sharing about and why is the narrative approach […]
28. Januar 2019

learning battle cards

How to incorporate Design Thinking into the Training design? Thanks to a well-designed learning journey the participants of intercultural and storytelling programs are empowered to try out new perspectives, be creative and gain many new insights. Very often they are encouraged to practice out of box thinking and therefore see their […]