Explaining Storytelling

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What is digital storytelling?

Introduction to Digital Storytelling by Angeline Koh


The stories and anecdotes that we share with one another are the ways we let each other know who we are, where we came from, where we are going, and most importantly, what we care about. - Dana Atchley, father of digital storytelling. Here's a short introduction to Digital Storytelling, a modern expression of the ancient art of storytelling.

National Day Rally Speech 2011


On 10 August 2010, our article Telling the Singapore Story was published in the Today papers. What a honour to be cited by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in his National Day (ND) Rally Speech when he launched the Singapore Memory Project. It is not often you get such affirmation. Many stories… One Singapore was the theme of 2013’s National Day. That’s like a pat on the back to inspire us all the more to continue what we do …empower ordinary people and to effect positive change in society through the telling of personal stories.

Awesome Explainer Video Animations on a Modest Budget


You can learn to create an explainer video just like this one! No sweat (almost) hands-on IT and Storytelling Adventures for Digital Natives and Digital Immigrants. This workshop is designed for Non-Geek Individuals and Marketplace Professionals who need to communicate in this information-overload digital age. It's easy if someone shows you how. I'm Angeline, your Story Coach. Let's create some awesomeness together.

The Storyteller’s Story by Angeline Koh


What is the first thing people associate your name with? Marketing is what you do, but a branding is who you are. Who you are determines what you do and how you do it. You may be a financial planner, sales agent, service provider... But what makes you the preferred choice? It's not about the size of your corporation. It's about the size of your promise. Your brand is your promise. The Storyteller's Story celebrates four years of storytelling. The Storyteller's Story is my personal story. My brand is my promise... To empower people to tell their stories. What is your personal story? What is your personal brand? What is your promise? Created August 2014

Tyros Digital Story Montage


Stories created by Tyros workshop participants Used with permission and thanks to storytellers for allowing use of their stories Music "I believe in you" composed and performed by Hagen Troy Tan Used with permission and thanks Creative Directors of Montage: Angeline Koh and Hagen Troy Tan

Endorsement – Pam Sykes


What others say about us Pam Sykes Digital Storytelling Facilitator / Journalist South Africa Transcript I'm Pam Sykes. I'm a digital storyteller from South Africa. It's been such a privilege to meet Angeline Koh at the Sixth International Digital Storytelling Conference. I have been so impressed by the work she is doing in Singapore and very inspired. Angeline is really doing some ground breaking global work in digital storytelling and I look forward to maybe working with her some day.

Endorsement – Fran Stoddard


What others say about us Fran Stoddard Multimedia Producer / Host Burlington, Vermont, USA Transcript My name is Fran Stoddard. I'm a Multimedia Producer / Host at Burlington, Vermont, in the USA. I was so impressed by Angeline's story. Not only is she a fabulous storyteller... Her helping people recognise how important story is, how that can be important to understanding one's own heritage, own country and where a country is going is what story is all about. And she's clearly a leader in this. We're so excited to have her here in the States. She gave a fabulous presentation. Thank you for sending her here and hopefully for sending her to other places to inspire others.

Endorsement – Bridget Iverson


What others say about us Bridget Iverson Youth / Slam Coordinator Young Writers Project Burlington, Vermont, USA Transcript Hi. I'm Bridget Iverson, Youth and Slam Coordinator at Young Writers Project. I attended the International Digital Stories Conference and that's where I met Angeline Koh. I attended her panel presentation on her work in Singapore and through the course of the weekend we had a number of conversations. I was very impressed with her strong beliefs in the power of digital stories. I was impressed with her dedication and her persistence, her friendliness and the high quality of the stories that she produces. Angeline has a strong understanding of how digital stories can be used to make an impact and that made her stand out from the rest of the rest of the attendees at the conference. I work with youth to help inspire and teach them to make stories about their own experiences. Angeline's work made me realise the unique thing about digital stories aside from their flexibility is their scalability. A digital story can be seen by thousands of people and have an impact on all of them, an impact on the future. And that's what I want to accomplish at Young Writers Project. I want to help youth use their stories to change their world. Angeline is an inspiration and she's a force to be reckoned with. Her talent is getting stories out into the world where they can do something. And she's excellent at it.

Endorsement – Donald McGilChrist


International Consultant/Historian International Vice President, The Navigators (1976–2005) The Navigators, USA Transcript I had the opportunity last week to renew my friendship with Angeline Koh whom I've known for many years and admire her work. And the occasion was a digital storytelling workshop here at Glen Eyrie. Digital storytelling sounds a little even menacing but it's very simple. It's the telling of stories in a way that is appropriate for the digital age. And I learned that I didn't know about how valuable this technique is. And it makes sense to me because the Scriptures are full of stories. And God communicates with human beings by the telling of stories. And we want to pass on stories of creation, redemption, the work of the Kingdom of God and so what Angeline is doing, what she's training other to do I think is an excellent addition to the range of resources that we have in getting the gospel out and illustrating and telling of the work of the Navigators. So I'm an enthusiast and I think she has a tiger by the tail.

Participant’s Experience – Melanie Duke


Business Owner Colorado Springs Colorado, USA Transcript My name is Melanie Duke and I'm a business owner here in Colorado Spring, Colorado. I just finished the digital storytelling workshop. I was doing it from a business perspective. Thinking in terms of how digital storytelling can help me communicate my passion for the business that I'm in and the goals that I have. I feel that it was a real valuable tool in communicating both to stakeholders, investors, customers what a business is all about and what you're trying to accomplish. It helps to create community. It helps to communicate beyond just the facts and figures. And most of the stories, the videos that are done are personal and people really like to know what's the real story behind this. I think in today's age, there's a desire for people to know that business owners are real people. I think it's valuable. I felt it was helpful and just working through my own story and what it is I want other people to know about me as a business owner.