On episode #49 of the Speak Up Storytelling podcast, Elysha Dicks and I talk storytelling!
In our followup segment, we hear from a linguist who tries to get me out of hot water, and we learn about a new and unique way of recording Homework for Life.
In our Homework for Life segment, we talk about how to dig deeper into story ideas to allow an otherwise surface level story say more.
Next we listen to Ted Old's high stakes story about a fourth grade multiplication contest.
After listening, we discuss:
The escalation of stakes
Brevity in storytelling
Choosing when and what to describe
The advantages of keeping your story "in the moment"
The disadvantages of adjectives
Making your story about something bigger than the story itself
Next, we answer questions about our future employment options and Moth StorySLAM advice.
Finally, we each offer a recommendation.
Homework for Life: https://bit.ly/2f9ZPne
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