Thursday, October 8, 2009

Tell Me a Story - Late Don Hewitt video

Watch CBS News Videos Online I saw this on 60 Minutes in celebration of Don Hewitt, "Hewitt's Success Secret". It's a bit late to post this link, since this clip was shown back in August, but after having attended a couple conferences where people I met didn't see this video, I thought it would be a good idea to post the link. Don Hewitt, the founder of 60 Minutes, stated that his motto was 'tell me a story'. It was the premise for the show, news in the form of a story. I especially like the part where he says 'even the people in the Bible were smart enough to know, tell them a story..."
Personally I like telling stories, especially Bible stories. Stories engage listeners and tellers alike.
If you haven't seen this video, I hope you enjoy it.


Brother Wolf said...

I have seen it and I loved this piece when it aired on 60 minutes. Sometimes it feels like the most important part of storytelling is the commitment to be present with the task at hand. That's what I felt like this man was able to be - present. If you listened to the whole thing you get the feeling that he would not have been hired today for the job. That his out of the box thinking is what made him so successful. Thanks by the way for linking to my website.
My URL has changed my storytelling blog is now at

Jim Stahl said...

Thanks for your comment and I've changed your url.