Dave Isay of StoryCorps receives $1million TED Prize

This is a banner day for personal history! (Or rather, yesterday was, when the news was released.) Read about the TED Prize given to Dave Isay here.

Why am I so excited about David Isay, StoryCorps Founder, receiving this fantastically generous financial prize, and a year-long partnership with TED? Because in our Facebook/Twitter/Pinterest era, he’s encouraging people to sit down and have a real conversation. Forty whole minutes, just me listening to you, or vise versa. When people experience what that feels like, it opens the door to even deeper experiences, like the work personal historians do, helping our clients preserve and share their life stories and lessons.

As the president of the Association of Personal Historians, I felt the Earth move just a little bit when I read the news of the TED Prize to Dave Isay. Congratulations to all the people this generous prize will touch!

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My blog "True Stories Well Told" is a place for people who read and write about real life. I’ve been leading life writing groups since 2004. I teach, coach memoir writers 1:1, and help people publish and share their life stories.
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