About

 

   Tell Me a Good Story is an organization that wants to help people understand that:

. . .

We learn better,

we remember better,

and we connect better when 

  we share stories. 

 
We want to help people experience the mental, physical, social, cultural and educational benefits that come from sharing a good story, face-to-face, using a concept we call Hands-On Show & Tell.
We also want to help people capture and preserve great stories before those stories are lost; to help them learn how to tell stories again; and to help them pass on the skills and benefits of storytelling to the next generation.

 

“Get a story out of storage,

and bring it back to life.”

 

Have you heard a good story lately? Have you recently shared a good story with a friend, a family member, or someone you met over a cup of coffee? Humans have been sharing stories for thousands of years. Before ‘social media’ came around, sharing stories around the campfire was the way people connected. It is where good stories were told.
  It wasn’t called ‘FaceBook’. …..  It was called ‘Face-to-Face.’
It was the way people determined who was part of their family or tribe. It was the way people decided who could be trusted, and who could not. It was the way history was passed down to future generations.
Unfortunately, modern communications seem to be more concerned with being efficient than effective. For example, look at the following example of what a ‘Tweet’ between two famous lovers might look like today:
 
“Frnkly my dr I dnt gv a dm.”
 
When you read that text, did it feel as powerful, as emotional, or as captivating as how Scarlett O’Hara must have felt when Rhett Butler looked her square in the eye (face-to-face) and told a whole story in one, short sentence:
 
“Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn.”
For most people, ‘face-to-screen’ communications are not nearly as powerful, nor as memorable, as sharing information and stories face-to-face. And, face-to-screen will never provide the level of physical, mental, social or educational satisfaction that occurs during an in-person, face-to-face interaction.
 
In addition to encouraging face-to-face interactions, we also teach a concept called ‘Hands-on Show & Tell’. In our research into storytelling and sharing information, we have found that being able to hold an item in one’s hands while learning about it significantly impacts the integration and retention of the information related to that item. We use the Hands-on Show & Tell concepts in our own classes and presentations, and we also teach the staff, volunteers, teachers and presenters of other organizations how to use these concepts.
If you are a person who would like to experience the benefits and joy that come from sharing a good story with family or friends, give us a call. We will be putting on classes and offering materials to teach the Hands-on Show & Tell concept as  a great way to learn to tell a good story.
If you work for/with an organization that offers educational classes, displays, exhibits, or presentations on historical, scientific, cultural, social or arts-related topics, call us to find out how you can use the Hands-On Show & Tell concepts to improve the quality and effectiveness of your communications.
So, that is the story behind the Tell Me A Good Story organization. We are an organization that wants to help people (and organizations) understand that we learn better, we remember better, and we connect better when we share stories, especially face-to-face, and when utilizing hands-on experiences.
If you would like to contribute to our efforts, you can do so by making a monetary contribution; by volunteering your time to researching items and capturing their stories; by donating meaningful items that can be used in our Hands-On Show & Tell classes, presentations and museum; by being an ‘expert’ on items of various kinds; by being a corporate sponsor; by passing-the-word about our organization; and — last but not least — by making a commitment to share good, meaningful stories face-to-face with your family, friends, associates and anyone else who might benefit from hearing a good story.