Connect through Meaning
Strategic Storytelling with Tom Schlesinger
Storytelling Services for individuals, organizations, start-ups, corporations and studios.
When you sit down to create a story, you’re beginning a parallel journey along with your characters that ultimately the audience is going to experience. Knowing how to structure your stories is important, but your emotional resonance with your story is what will carry you to commercial and creative success.
What you experience when you create your story is what the audience will experience when they watch your story. This is how you connect with your audience through emotions, purpose and meaning.
I provide you with simple, powerful analytical tools and guide you to deepen your creative skills for you to connect with your audience through the archetypal realm of meaning and purpose. Whereas analytical tools are based on observing the common elements of successfully completed stories, creative skills are based on your courage to journey into the unknown.
The analytical tools are a system of four interlocking models that are a long-range creative guidance system to be used once you create your source material. But there are no maps to follow: creating stories is a map-making expedition.
As you explore my library of storytelling insights, keep in touch with your inner feelings or “bodily felt experience”. Your success is not based on whom you know or what you know: your success is based on your willingness to leave your comfort zone, face uncertainty, and write from your soul.
Tom’s extraordinary guidance on my scripts for “Nowhere in Africa” and “Beyond Silence” enriched my award-winning films immensely.
Tom’s wisdom, inspiration, and deep understanding of character and story continue to guide me on each screenwriting journey.
Creativity and innovation are the number one strategic priorities for organizations across the globe. Whether we are working one-on-one, as part of a creative team or addressing the concerns of your entire company, my fundamental approach is not just to “think outside of the box”: my approach is to throw away the box – and shift your attention from your mental chatter to your unbounded imagination.