On episode #42 of the Speak Up Storytelling podcast, Elysha Dicks and I talk storytelling!
In our followup segment, we read a heartwarming email from a listener about Homework for Life and our new favorite review from a listener.
In our Homework for Life segment, we talk about how storyworthy moments can often be identified by finding moments in our lives that cause us to ask big questions and express controversial ideas.
Next we listen to Ted Zablotsky’s Voices of Hope story about returning to his father’s hometown decades after the Holocaust.
Voices of Hope is an organization dedicated to preserving the stories of the Holocaust, and we partner with this organization to help the children and grandchildren of Holocaust survivors tell their stories.
After listening, we discuss:
Telling stories about other people through the lens of your own story
The effectiveness of telling your story in scenes
The power of a subtle ending
Remaining within the moment of a story at all times and not projecting forward
Finally, we each offer a recommendation.
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