3 Pearls Of Entrepreneurial Storytelling: Michael Margolis At TEDxMillRiver

3 Pearls Of Entrepreneurial Storytelling: Michael Margolis At TEDxMillRiver
Michael is an educator, evangelist, and entrepreneur for the global storytelling movement. For the last decade, Michael has taught thousands of marketers and innovators how to translate their message into wider acceptance. As the founder of Get Storied, Michael Margolis teaches the world how to think in narrative. With a unique focus on transformational storytelling, Michael has worked with the likes of AARP, Audubon, Etsy, NASA, The Limited Group, and Zappos. Michael also curates the Reinvention Summit (Storytelling’s Biggest Online Conference) and is the Dean of Story University (where he produces a range of online courses). The son of a mad scientist and artist, Michael is obsessed with culture, communications, and human behavior. Michael began his career as a social entrepreneur, co-founding two nonprofits before the age 23. His work and ideas have also been featured in Fast Company, Brandweek, Storytelling Magazine, among other places. A frequent writer, Michael’s latest book Believe Me: a Storytelling Manifesto for Change-Makers and Innovators, has been read by over 15,000 people. Michael is left handed, color-blind, and eats more chocolate than the average human. You can learn more at

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18 thoughts on “3 Pearls Of Entrepreneurial Storytelling: Michael Margolis At TEDxMillRiver

  • November 21, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    Everyone likes a story. Stories have helped keep some cultures intact when invaded by other cultures.

  • November 22, 2012 at 1:25 am

    Great insights Michael!

    I have learned a lot from your Talk.

    Stories are great vehicles for communicating our messages.

  • November 22, 2012 at 5:40 am

    Great story Michael! Now that my innovation is in hand, I am ready to market it!

  • November 24, 2012 at 2:17 am

    The timing of your delievery and the opportunity to hear the essence of your content is a confirmation to a work I am completing at this time… Thank you Michael 🙂 LOL

  • November 26, 2012 at 12:25 am

    Well done Michael! I just did a new rev of my origin story that includes a starting point of frustration and makes the customer the hero. Gracias

  • November 30, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    Excellent message, Michael. Thanks. It comes at a time that’s very helpful with my own work. You wrap up with a powerful sentence!

  • July 13, 2013 at 9:36 am

    So many talks these days are lacking in real content…I really enjoyed your talk..Very useful and interesting.

  • April 25, 2014 at 11:17 am

    Can anyone recommend any such online tutorial that actually reveals such critical, final steps?
    Great sounding principles on “The Story” by Margolis here, but it’s ironic how light on story this presentation is. 
    Talk about frustration in search of innovation!
    Too many TED presentations on “The Story” also talk more AROUND the vial elements of storytelling but fall short on actually showing HOW-TO.
    I am still waiting/searching to find one that actually shows simple steps of telling/composing stories (that so many here have amply explained are so important).
    This and others here get very close, but keep sadly keep this content secret 

  • November 14, 2014 at 9:48 pm

    Great video! Timing and delivery created a pretty nice picture for the audience!

  • December 11, 2015 at 4:28 am

    Thanks extraordinary well presented. I am a huge fan of Peter F. Drucker too. The ending is superb. “Convictions are enemies of the truth”

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