On episode #26 of the Speak Up Storytelling podcast, Matthew and Elysha Dicks talk storytelling!
In our followup segment, we talk about upcoming Speak Up events, respond to listener comments, and offer a shout-out to our fans down under.
Next, we talk about finding and collecting stories in your everyday life using “Homework for Life.” We talk about how the moments that we find using Homework for Life might represent the mid-point in a story rather than the end. We also talk about how doing Homework for Life can allow you to examine your life more often and more fully.
Next we listen to Linda Storms’ story about running for her life at the ripe old age of six.
After listening, we discuss:
The power of embodying your former self when telling a story
The power of the perfect ending to a story
The spooling out of details slowly to preserve surprise and suspense
The effects of raising the stakes throughout a story
The way in which the physical description of a person can say a great deal about that person
Allowing the beginning and ending of a story to engage in a conversation with each other
The difference between an episode from our lives and a real moment from our lives
Next, we answer questions about our worst storytelling moments ever and the variety of motivations that bring storytellers to the stage.
Finally, we each offer a recommendation.
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