Story Dancer: America’s Got Talent Merrick Hanna

In the 12th season premiere of America’s Got Talent, 12-year-old Merrick Hanna’s dance performance caught me by surprise.

I’m not sure what I was expecting from the 12-year-old dude in bright red pants. I certainly wasn’t expecting to experience a story. If you haven’t seen the video, do yourself a favor and watch it before reading on. If you have seen it, you’ll know exactly what I mean when I say he didn’t dance, he told a story.

What happens when the computers go down at Shake Shack?

When the computers go down at Shake Shack, you might be in the middle of placing your order for the first time. The grill is still hot…the meat still fresh & ready to cook. Your belly will still be hungry and the smell of fresh burgers and fries will smell better than ever. The show must go on.

When the computers go down at Shake Shack, a crowd of people will flood in the front doors, ready to place their order. The line will get longer and longer and the noise of chatter louder and louder.

Introducing the newest ideas in storytelling

Two perspectives to consider about how people consume stories

Have you ever noticed how often digital platforms encourage you to share your story? You’ll find it everywhere. But are people really empty vessels waiting to be poured a serving stories?

Like you, I spend a lot of time using the internet to find things that interest me. I shop online—maybe too much—and I’m interested in what other people have to say about art, music, writing, and tech.

Do you struggle with being easy-to-understand?

5 simple strategies to be a clear communicator

Have you ever been confused when someone is talking? Have you thought, their lips are moving, but I don’t understand anything they’re saying!

Like you, I’ve had my fair share of confusing interactions with people—from afar and up close. It can be draining. You’re not sure if it’s YOU (not smart enough to understand what they’re saying), or if they’re just in another world.