On episode #29 of the Speak Up Storytelling podcast, Matthew and Elysha Dicks talk storytelling!
In our followup segment, we talk about an error in a previous podcast, upcoming show and workshop dates (including a workshop in Seattle this summer), a Pulp Fiction secret revealed, and more.
Next, we talk about finding and collecting stories in your everyday life using “Homework for Life.” We talk about the C-A-B-C format for storytelling and how it can be applied to a simple moment with a father and son.
Next we listen to Christina Fedolfi’s story about mishaps and adventures while preparing for a big bike race.
After listening, we discuss:
The effective use of humor in this story in particular
The B-A b-C format for storytelling
Creating a mental schema to assist an audience
The power of setting a scene at all times
Ways to improve and enhance a moment of surprise
Next, we answer questions about storytelling and Homework for Life with children, the gender gap in storytelling, and remembering the details in Homework for Life for the future.
Finally, we each offer a recommendation.
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Homework for Life: https://bit.ly/2f9ZPne
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