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7 Interesting Storytellers to Follow on Twitter 

Think Twitter’s 140-character limitation deters storytellers from tweeting?
Think again. Tip: follow these 140's by grabbing their rss feed.

Keeping in the spirit of Twitter, I’ll post the following as “tweets.”

1. Terrence Gargiulo @makingstories
Author, speaker. Shares thought-provoking ideas on empowering ourselves through story. Tweets interesting and re-tweetable quotes.

2. Sean Buvala @storyteller
Funny, engaging and conversational. Sean’s tweets are packed with enough variety to keep you coming back for more.

3. Kathy Hansen @kat_hansen
Prolific blogger/author. Focuses on telling stories for career development. Unearths amazing sites on story. Also tweets @astoriedcareer.

4. Storytellin' @storytellin
Ongoing collection of Delicious bookmarks on storytelling and links are updated regularly. Features a wide variety of news.

5. Smithmag @smithmag
The king of six-word stories. Period.

6. Shawn Callahan @unorder
Interesting insights and thoughts on the role of storytelling in business.

7. Nick Morgan @nfrodom1
Communications coach/author of “Trust Me.” Encourages leadership thru better communications, gestures, listening, speaking. Wonderful tips!

BONUS: Story Corps @storycorps
NPR’s partner in storytelling. Remarkable tagline: “Our mission is to honor and celebrate one another’s lives through listening.”

Want to discover more people? Follow the #storytelling trend to discover story-related messages.

Over to you.

Who do you follow in the story world? Any filmmakers? Authors? Journalists? Photojournalists? Branding storytellers? Share them here for another post.


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Reader Comments (4)

I'm a relative Twitter newbie and veteran strategic storyteller (story branding). I try to tweet most about writing- and branding-related topics; however, I keep only one account (personal policy of radical transparency), which means other topics get thrown in the mix.

I recommend @paulbel - if ever there was a highly strategic "corporate poet," it is he; @pamvanorden - one of the top brand storytellers in the world, a mountain range of gold mines of information, and a brilliant creative mind. Both are also wonderful people.

Thanks, Tom! Now I know to use the #storytelling hash tag :)
July 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSarah Chauncey
Hi Sarah,

Thanks for sharing your own background and for pointing us to Paul- now I'm following him!

Take care,
July 6, 2009 | Registered CommenterThomas Clifford
Great fun to be included on your list. Thank you!

July 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSean Buvala
Hey Sean- keep up the great tweets!

Thanks for checking in. :)

July 11, 2009 | Registered CommenterThomas Clifford

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