Mobile Storytelling Workshop with Documentally

Christian Payne AKA Documentally – a freelance mobile media maker who also specialises in social technology and connected platforms

Christian Payne AKA Documentally – a freelance mobile media maker who also specialises in social technology and connected platforms

Let me introduce you to Christian Payne. Online, he goes by the name “Documentally”. He is one of the most remarkable people I know.

Christian is a bundle of energy, generosity, courage and curiosity. I sometimes think that if he had a family motto, it would be “Genuine Stories Genuinely Matter”. He seeks them out and he gives them air. Along the way, he is creating a life well lived — one full of remarkable encounters and eye-opening experiences. And he shows no signs of letting up.

His capacity to connect with people and their stories is inspiring. His ability to tell those stories is even more so. Not only is he a gifted communicator, he knows how to wrangle mobile technology and social media platforms to get stories to where they will do some good, reach their audience, affect change, draw attention — be useful.

He’s not shy about sharing how he does it.

Which brings us to the point of this post.

Christian is coming to town

If you want to learn from a genuine practitioner about how to tell your story using social technology, put Monday 22nd September in your diary. That is when Christian will be at the Tyndall Institute in Cork to teach 20 people how to use their smartphones to tell effective stories.

Want to be one of the 20? Click here to find out more: Mobile Storytelling with Documentally.

Want to know more about Documentally first?

He’s easy to find online and on a great many platforms (you wouldn’t expect less). This is a good place to start: Documentally’s blog.

Alternatively, below is an episode of the Behind the Pixels podcast with Christian as the guest.

My role in this

My role isn’t that significant. I’m not teaching the workshop, merely facilitating it. I’ll be there on the day as Christian’s runner and go-fer guy. I’m your first contact here if you want to find out more about the workshop.

In the evening, Christian will be the headline guest at a Smarter Egg event. You’ll be able to find out more about that by engaging with the smartest of eggs, Aodan Enright.

Behind the Pixels, Podcast

Behind the Pixels – Episode 8 – David Bailey and Vlogging

David Bailey produces great storytelling videos about life in Bosnia. His engaging films are produced using nothing more than a smartphone and a few apps. He likes to keep things simple. He also likes to keep the time he invests in producing films to a minimum.

In this episode of Behind the Pixels, he talks about telling appealing stories using smartphone video. He also gives tips about overcoming self-confidence or notions that your story isn’t worth telling.


How to Make Yourself Look Good by Making Someone Else Look Great

As storytellers (for ourselves, for our businesses) we face many challenges. Not least of which is that nobody is waiting for us to tell them just how smashing we are. “We’re dynamite, don’t you agree?” is a pretty thin storyline. Nevertheless, it’s one that many businesses peddle. After a while, the world merely shrugs its shoulders and moves on to more interesting things.

One way to overcome this is to shine the spotlight on someone else.

Take a look at the video here. Watch it all the way through because there is a relevant question coming up.


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