Monday, April 20, 2015

Dave Isay: Everyone around you has a story the world needs to hear - TED talk

Here is a touching video and TED talk by Dave Isay. Within the talk he includes a number of examples from the recordings he have done, as explained more below within the description. We each have a story to tell and Dave has done a really great job at teaching others this through his work.

"Thank you. I love you. Forgive me. I forgive you. They are just about the most powerful words we can say to one another. And often that's what happens in a storycore booth. It's a chance to have a sense of closure with someone you care about. No regrets. Nothing left unsaid. And it's hard. And it takes courage. But that's why we are alive, right?" - Dave Isay

Video Description: (20 minutes) "Dave Isay opened the first StoryCorps booth in New York’s Grand Central Terminal in 2003 with the intention of creating a quiet place where a person could honor someone who mattered to them by listening to their story. Since then, StoryCorps has evolved into the single largest collection of human voices ever recorded. His TED Prize wish: to grow this digital archive of the collective wisdom of humanity. Hear his vision to take StoryCorps global — and how you can be a part of it by interviewing someone with the StoryCorps app."

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