StorytellingAlways the first thing which I associate with storytelling is something I've learned from a Hawaiin. "E komo mai." means something like 'Welcome, come in.' but also 'come in and tell your story'. I love the idea of welcoming people to tell their story.
Then I know the term from the world of movie making and animation where it is essential you have a story first. You can not make any movie without a story. I've already learned something about characters and how to use the possibilities of a camera to convey a story.
For me the term storytelling is from a foreign language, which means my native language is different from English. Therefore I have no childhood memories for this term and there actually is no word in my language which means fully the same as storytelling. If I translate it literally it means "Geschichten erzählen" and this again means thinking out a good story to entertain your friends. It also means lies, for children always believe their own stories but adults call them lies, unfortunately.