Pull a Thread
A couple years ago I attended THREAD at Yale. It's a storytelling conference that exposes you to some pretty amazing journalists, political cartoonists, and stage performers. After I went, I was sort of annoyed by some aspects of it. I thought it was overpriced, and I thought it was ill-managed in a couple respects, and I got super annoyed when the leader said we weren't supposed to tweet during the sessions or some such thing. But now I see it was truly an invaluable experience. First of all: Yale. Second of all: listening to some really phenomenal storytellers share how they learned to tell great stories. Third of all: I ended up finding a fantastic mentor there. So if you're interested and you've got the dough, give it a whirl. Why not?