The Storytellers Network

A BusinessManagement and Marketing podcast featuring Dan Moyle
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Compelling stories change the world. Stories connect us, personally and in business. At our core, we’re all storytellers and we crave story to make sense of our worlds. Our mission at The Storytellers Network is to bring the craft of story to the masses and inspire you. Whether you're in marketing or sales, you're an entrepreneur or you're developing your own personal brand, telling your story effectively can make the difference between celebrating an anniversary and collecting unemployment. Host Dan Moyle brings professional storytellers to you so you can learn from the best. A new season every 12 weeks. [Marketing, entertainment, educational story tellers are all welcome.]

Recent Episodes

No Arms, No Feet, No Problem: David Powell (#59)
No Arms, No Feet, No Problem: David Powell (#59)
Motivational Storytelling with David PowellDavid Powell’s inspirational journey began at birth being born without hands and malformed legs.  However, challenges have never slowed him down. David was born in New Orleans. As a child he got around in an electric wheelchair using his feet as his hands. After the separation of his parents, David relocated to Dallas, TX. He then became a patient at Scottish Rite Hospital for children and started walking with the help of prosthetics. With his feet no longer available, he once again adapted and learned to do everything he did with his feet, with his arms. As a freshman in high school, David lost his mother to a drug overdose, leaving him devastated. A few years later he fell into a dark hole of drug addiction and alcoholism until the age of 29. Over time, and after a move to Salina, KS, David once again beat the odds and overcame those struggles. He is now fulfilling one of his lifetime dreams of becoming a motivational speaker to help people though helpful messages on life and its perspectives. Don’t Let What Makes You Different Keep You DownWe’re all different. Our differences, and our stories, can set us apart. They don’t have to keep us down. As someone born with less than ideal limbs, David continues to battle that every day. In fact, he even has to battle against perceptions of others.He once applied for a job with a couple of friends who had full use of what we’d consider normal limbs. As David describes it, the job was easy and basically anyone could get it. His friends received calls the next day. David did not. So, he marched into the business and asked to speak with the director of the call center.“I showed him that I could type on a computer and write a reservation slip. The hiring manager didn’t think I could type or write, nor did he even ask. If I didn’t have the mindset that I have, I would have lost that battle.” -David Powell on overcoming adversityConnect with David:David’s websiteTwitterFacebookRemember to leave your rating and review if you enjoyed the show, and share this podcast with your friends, family and network. The Storytellers Network with Dan Moyle airs every Monday at 7 AM EST.
Veteran Stories Through Photographs with Jim Swoboda (#58)
Veteran Stories Through Photographs with Jim Swoboda (#58)
Inspiring stories through pictures with photographer Jim SwobodaPhotographer Jim Swoboda puts his skill and expertise to work for non-profits like Honor Flight, crafting inspirational stories from photos. Jim also explores nature and man-made structures with his camera, capturing the world around us with his unique perspective. Sometimes the best stories are the ones captured as people do ordinary things, but with extraordinary meaning.“Our most moving ones, as we’ve been moving more into the Vietnam [veterans]. Those are pretty poignant when we get to the Wall with some Vietnam vets. They all know somebody on the Wall, if not many people on the Wall.” - Jim Swoboda on telling veteran stories with Honor Flight Capturing Stories through “Candid from Afar” photosJim captures candid moments with a telephoto lens, or “from afar.” It’s one of his favorite ways to photograph his subjects. It’s what makes them real. For Jim, photographs tell stories through emotion, through nostalgia and through emotion.“Every story somebody connects with is because it strikes some sort of emotion. It brings you back to that point, that place in time, when you’re looking at a photograph.” - Jim Swoboda on the connection of story and photos Connect with Jim:Jim’s websiteFacebookLinkedInRemember to leave your rating and review if you enjoyed the show, and share this podcast with your friends, family and network. The Storytellers Network with Dan Moyle airs every Monday at 7 AM EST. Jim Swoboda’s photgraphy A young girl welcomes home an Honor Flight veteran Jim loves to capture candid moments from far away, like this unique story. Jim’s talent for capturing the beauty of Lake Michigan is astounding. Sports photography at its finest.
Poet, Motivational Speaker, Convicted Murderer Will Latif Little (#57)
Poet, Motivational Speaker, Convicted Murderer Will Latif Little (#57)
From Convicted Murderer to Motivational Speaker, a Conversation with Poet Will Latif LittleToday’s guest is a mentor, activist, poet, author, inspirational Speaker who has appeared on the TEDx stage … and a man convicted of murder. Will Latif Little grew up in a single-parent home with his four sisters in Philadelphia. Without his father, or any father figure, Will began to venture out, picking up bad habits and negative ideas on the street. Becoming a product of his environment, Will dropped out of high school in the 10th grade and got involved in the Philadelphia drug trade and other illegal activities. This ultimately landed Will in prison for 10-20 years on a murder conviction at the age of 19.While in prison, Will decided to turn his life around, by first getting his diploma by way of a GED. He became a voracious reader. What began as a way to pass the time actually helped him become a man, a storyteller, and an inspiration to others.“He stalked me before. He had guns out, and saw me at restaurants and places with my lady and my daughter. He said everywhere he went, ‘everyone loves you but I didn’t care, you killed my brother.’” - Will Little on meeting the brother of his shooting victim The Experiences That Change UsWhen Will was a young man, with no father figure in his home and trying to find his place in the world, he was exposed to many dangers, dangerous people and a life of drugs and crime. When he was 13 years old, Will bounced between his mom’s home and his aunt who treated them like grandchildren. At one point when he moved back to his mom’s, Will got into a fight with his mom’s boyfriend defending her from domestic assault. The older man “called him out” and took him outside. At that point the man grabbed the young teenager and pointed a gun in his face. Will had to face his own mortality and make a decision. “I blacked out. I was so angry, I became fearless that day. I used to be afraid of the dark. But that moment dehumanized me.” - Will Little on how experiences shape usStory Can RedeemThe man Will shot in the gunfight who died had a brother. That brother planned to follow the street code - eye for an eye. He planned for years, while Will served his prison sentence, to exact revenge and kill the man who killed his brother. Eventually Kadir walked into Will’s barber shop to confront him, but not with the expected reaction. Instead, the men talked, Kadir forgave him, and they now speak to young men on subjects like forgiveness, grace and the fact that they don’t have to live this life the way they’ve been taught.Will believes part of what helped this happen was story - sharing each other’s stories in this situation. Stories can connect us, teach us empathy and help develop emotional intelligence.“If a person can’t find themselves in your story, they drift off. Life experiences connect us because we all live and have experiences. I want to hear that story of redemption, of how you overcame.” -Will Little on the power of story Connect with WillFacebookLinkedInWill’s book Inner City YouthWill’s TEDx Profile1Life Fully LivedRemember to leave your rating and review if you enjoyed the show, and share this podcast with your friends, family and network. The Storytellers Network with Dan Moyle airs every Monday at 7 AM EST.

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Jan 1st, 2018
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