I’m kicking off a new series on the blog – #storymakers – in which I ask people to to tell me how they create and tell stories using their medium of choice. Why am I doing this? Well, I’m interested in how people tell stories and whether the form in which they are told changes the way they are told. It also gives me an excuse to talk to some interesting people.

I’m asking only one question and letting my interviewees answer. In this case the question is: ‘How do you use music to tell stories?’

I’m delighted that Doug Shaw said yes and so it is over to Doug to kick off the series. Here he talks about how he uses music to tell stories and in particular he talks through a song he wrote for a recent conference at which he was talking (and singing). That song is below the interview.

You can follow Doug on Twitter @dougshaw1 and find out more about his work at stopdoingdumbthingstocustomers.com.

If you would like to be interviewed for the series then please drop me a line on martin@nullitsdevelopmental.com.

Following on from Doug, I’ll be sharing Mark Hackett’s thoughts on telling stories through cartoons.

And here is the song Doug mentions . . .