On episode #55 of the Speak Up Storytelling podcast, Elysha Dicks and I talk storytelling!
In our follow up segment, we discuss some exciting news from the world of the parent and trademark office and from a recent Moth StorySLAM. We also hear from a listener who identifies an unfortunate verbal tic that Matt must now excise from his lexicon.
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 storytellers are constantly trying to make connections between moments in their lives in order to understand life better and tell better stories.
Next we listen to a story by Mark Scerra.
Amongst the many things we discuss include:
Authenticity thru the avoidance of memorization
The power of nostalgia in a story
The variety of constructs that could be used in telling a story
The identification and preservation of surprise
Metering out character description throughout the story
Making sure that hard-to-imagine elements of a story are made as imaginable as possible
The effective violation of Matt's cultural reference rule
We then answer listener questions about storytelling in technology and pitching stories to Speak Up.
Finally, we each offer a recommendation.
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