Here’s a guest post from the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Karen Jeffries. Let’s face it, there is no topic more discussed and less acted upon than story-telling.

Reading Mark’s blog today prompts me to share with you the Center for Digital Storytelling. I suggest starting with the link and listen/watch some of these stories.

If you haven’t heard of them, the Center has done and is doing wonderful work with all sorts of individuals, schools and non-profits to help them share their stories. I participated in one of the center’s basic workshops years ago, and then brought the team (plus multimedia journalist Jane Ellen Stevens, who uses this approach in her online stories and consulting work, and is now TOPP’s PR and web guru).

Digital storytelling, or multimedia storytelling, is a layered approach to telling stories using sound/voice, images and footage. Think NY Times multimedia stories and you’re there. It’s a cool thing