Hello! Nice to meet you.
Nice to meet you! Thank you for visiting Nicely Said and checking out our “About Us” page. Man, these “About Us” pages are usually so boring, aren’t they? (Not that this page is any different, really…)
We are Chris and Emma, and this is our humble little corner of the internet, dedicated to story. Story in fiction, storytelling in documentaries and non-fiction, or even stories in project management. Story is as broad-reaching as the word “love”. It’s loaded, and communicates too much and too little at the same time.
So why the heck did we start a website about story? Well, why not, really…
Let’s reflect for a second on what storytelling is — we know that it can be a powerful force for change, or a vicious destructive device in the wrong hands.
You would probably agree with us when we say that storytelling can…
- Communicate ideas
- Help language growth
- Create social change
- Develop listening skills
- Make presentations unforgettable
- Drive strategic change in organizations
- Deepen engagement in products
- Build communities
Ken Burnett proclaimed that “storytelling can change the world.” Do you agree? We certainly do (though perhaps it’s because we love Ken Burnett documentaries?)
Look back in history at the many millions of people who have followed charismatic leaders with relatable stories, like Martin Luther King.
Story is a powerful force for uniting people, and we want to dedicate our life to the study of story. And we want to share what we’ve learned with you to help you tell stories that make a positive impact with others.
Story matters to us. And to you. And to many, many others.
But we’re not some huge, faceless company. We’re a little wife-and-husband duo who gets by with a little help from their friends.
Over the last 20 years, we have written and edited content for award-winning brands including Virgin Media, the Guardian, the BBC, Nickelodeon, and the Walt Disney Company. We like to work hard and collaborate with lovely people. We are unbelievably lucky, so we want to share what we’ve learned with you. Hopefully, in some small way, we can help you with this website.
The two of us met when we were working at Disney’s Club Penguin. Both of us were in roles where storytelling was at the core of our responsibilities. Now we’re combining our love of storytelling and working together into our humble little publishing company.
Our mission is to inspire others to tell stories that matter. Stories that change people’s lives. Stories that are a force for huge positive change in the world. We want to inspire people to make storytelling their core strategy.
Storytelling is evergreen.
Across all corners of the world, for thousands of years, stories have brought people together or torn them apart.
We hope to create a bright little corner of the internet full of inspiring stories, insightful tips, and surprisingly helpful resources.
We’ll be covering storytelling as it applies to all manner of creative and business disciplines, like:
- Storytelling with the written word, such as fiction and non-fiction writing
- Oral storytelling, including speeches, radio dramas, and podcasts
- Visual storytelling, including filmmaking, photography, and data visualization
- Storytelling in business, such as product management, leading teams, and setting strategy
If you have any suggestions for what you’d like us to cover, please feel free to reach out to us at any time.
Thanks for visiting. We hope that stories continue to be a positive force in your life.