On episode #54 of the Speak Up Storytelling podcast, Matthew and Elysha Dicks talk storytelling!
In our follow up segment, we shout out the kindness of several readers of Storyworthy, talk about the concept of 1,000 true fans, read a listener email about a full year of Homework for Life, and offer some opinions on the final episodes of Game of Thrones.
STORYTELLING WORKSHOPS 2019
July 29-August 2: Storytelling bootcamp, CT Historical Society
STORYTELLING SHOWS 2019
September 7: “Tests” at Real Art Ways
In our Homework for Life segment, Matt talks about how a storyworthy moment can be told in more than one way, so part of the challenge of storytelling is choosing which way to craft and tell a story, and thereby where that story should begin.
Next we listen to a story by Cari Ryding.
Amongst the many things we discuss include:
Hanging a story on a great opening line
The importance of choosing useful context and backstory
Avoiding throwaway details
Making the important moments in your life also important when an audience hears them for the first time
Avoiding phrases that assert the veracity of your story
We then answer listener questions about properly introducing stories to friends, policies involving bringing professional storytellers to Speak Up, and expanding your stories into a variety of mediums.
Finally, we each offer a recommendation.
Purchase Twenty-one Truths About Love
1,000 True Fans: https://kk.org/thetechnium/1000-true-fans
Homework for Life: https://bit.ly/2f9ZPne
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