On episode #28 of the Speak Up Storytelling podcast, Matthew and Elysha Dicks talk storytelling!
In our followup segment, we talk about upcoming Speak Up events, offer insight on Tasmanian Devils, respond to some listener emails about PTSD, and apologize for failing to record a new episode last week.
Next, we talk about finding and collecting stories in your everyday life using "Homework for Life." We talk about the value of finding "worsts" in your life, then we talk about how to apply perspective to your Homework for Life in an effort to find more stories.
Next we listen to Erica Donahue's story about attending college in rural Virginia as a fish out of water.
After listening, we discuss:
The effective use of details in a story
The broadening of stakes
The power of contrast
The avoiding of thesis statements
The value of the slow reveal
Next, we answer questions about effective transitions and how and when to tell stories involving trauma.
Finally, we each offer a recommendation.
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