Saturday, June 13, 2009

I am excited. I have been blogging for a week now and is looking for first comment. Who is being be the first person telling me, that he or she actually reads what I am writing?
I think I am going to send an e mail to my wife :-)

I am in Ljungby to one of the biggest storytelling festivals in Scandinavia. For 20 years these people have been organizing this event. I heard my former colleague Anders Granström telling a story that I have heard three times, first at a dinner table somewhere along the road, next in Kings Garden and now here. Still it made me cry, he is good!!!


Friday, June 12, 2009

In this moment, as I write these lines in a train bound for Ljungby Storytelling Festival, Thaler Pekar, a wonderful New Yorker filled with great knowledge on how stories can transform organizations is going to deliver a workshop on Sustainable Storysharing, and will be sharing a quote of mine,

“We enter into the world by listening to stories about it. We begin changing the world by telling about it.”

My daughter is in Ghana, Africa and my words are spreaded all over the world. Great feeling! I miss my daughter, though, I don´t miss my words :-)
Stein Bagger, Ronaldo, rain puring down in June, financial crisis - the world is trembling. Answers: Human Beings being human.
I am choked - on behalf of my children I have to shout: Beware. Please look at this: Stein Bagger is accused of fraud for app. 150 mill. Euro. See the video of a star. He is cool, he is elegant and he ask the photographers: Did you get your pictures? And he turns around, so everyone can have the best shot. This world is really in a moral crisis.
Did any of the photographers ask them selves what they were doing?

Ronaldo - a soccer player is worth 150 mill. Euro. Crisis? What crisis?



I visited a special school and made them tell stories. Great lies and big creativity. Then I told them stories from my own life. One of the boys had told the teacher he did not want to tell stories and he thought it was a waste of time - he made a drawing of the TV set in my story about my sister, that you can read in my book, see www.historier.dk - I told the teacher to start from there. Let them make drawings inspired by the story. He was delighted and filled with energy when I left him. It is going to be exciting to hear whether or not he succeed.


Thursday, June 11, 2009


I am going to Ljungby Berättarfestival tomorrow and I am going to teach students how to tell a story, visit Ljungby City Council for improvement of their stories and holding a workshop on Organizational Storytelling. For the first time in the six years I have been at the festival, I am not going to tell stories - So Steve Denning is right: I am no longer a storyteller, I am a business person.

One of the things I find interesting is how to ask questions that stimulates stories, questions that is answered by a narrative example.
I will try figure out whether or not anybody else is doing research on this.
Return with more.


Wednesday, June 10, 2009

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Funny how things change. This is history, like digging in the past. I don´t tell stories anymore, I don´t arrange stories in Kings Garden, I don´t make stories, the only picture in this film that is updated is the Novozymes picture, I still work for companies and help them tell their stories.
If you want to buy my stories, you can buy them on www.historier.dk - a shop with stories in danish and english will soon be online.

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Stories in Kings Garden, Copenhagen

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For 10 years I arranged Stories under the Branches of a tree. This is last night in Kings Garden for me. Now someone else has to take over.
Interaction is the key word for storytellers.

Woodstories

Weekendens fortællearrangement på skønt beliggende Fændrikhus ved Esrum Sø, som man finder på en god halvandet kilometers vandring ...