“The Story Needs A Great Storyteller” – Alan Rickman (Severus Snape) Reminds Us Of The Centrality of Story
It is an ancient need to be told stories. But the story needs a great storyteller. Thanks for all of it, Jo.
Alan Rickman, speaking to/of Jo Rowling, shortly after his “final moments” as Severus Snape
There’s a letter making the rounds. Alan Rickman wrote it, and put it in a full-page ad in Empire to say his very sweet good-bye.
In Encouraging the Heart, Kouzes and Posner write:
Marshall McLuhan is reported to have said, “Those who think there’s a difference between education and entertainment don’t know the first thing about either one.”
Good stories move us. They touch us, they teach us, and they cause us to remember. They enable the listener to put the behavior in a real context and understand what has to be done in that context to live up to expectations.
We need more, a lot more!, good communication going on in the corporate world. This is a really nice reminder that story – good storytelling – is at the heart of all good communication.
Here’s the full letter: