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On episode #63 of the Speak Up Storytelling podcast, Elysha Dicks and I talk storytelling! In our follow-up segment, we read listeners’ emails about diversity in storytelling, the intersection between vulnerability and social media, and another way of approaching Homework for Life. We also announce our latest partnership with a fantastic new venue.   STORYTELLING SHOWS…

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On episode #62 of the Speak Up Storytelling podcast, Matthew and Elysha Dicks talk storytelling! A little bit.  In our follow-up segment, we explain the tragedies that caused us to be absent for the last three weeks. We also congratulate our friends in Australia on their first storytelling show!  Next we offer a new strategy…

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On episode #61 of the Speak Up Storytelling podcast, Elysha Dicks and I talk storytelling! In our follow-up segment, we discuss our magical night of storytelling earlier in the week. We also update listeners on Charlie’s health and remind listeners about our upcoming trip to Seattle.  STORYTELLING SHOWS 2019 August 10: Great Hartford Story Slam at…

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Some nights in your life are simply magical. Friday night was one of those nights for me. After spending a week working with storytellers from China, British Columbia, San Diego, Chicago, Westchester, and a few locals, I had the honor of introducing them to an audience of friends, family, and fellow storytellers so that they…

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On episode #60 of the Speak Up Storytelling podcast, Elysha Dicks and I talk storytelling with special guest Eric Feeney. In our follow-up segment, we hear from a listener who has found a surprising benefit to Homework for Life and another with storytelling advice for me. We also inquire about the possible existence of listeners…

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On episode #59 of the Speak Up Storytelling podcast, Elysha Dicks and I talk storytelling! In our follow-up segment, we inform listeners about my blog and consulting services, and we update them on dates for new shows and workshops. In our Homework for Life segment, I talk about taking multiple moments from a single week…

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On episode #58 of the Speak Up Storytelling podcast, Elysha and I take our show on the road to Miss Porter’s School in Farmington, CT. Today’s podcast was recorded in front of a group of students who will be spending the week with me, writing, telling stories and learning to podcast.  In our follow-up segment,…

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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…

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On episode #52 of the Speak Up Storytelling podcast, Matthew and Elysha Dicks talk storytelling! In our followup segment, we shout out several dedicated listeners and discuss the benefits of dot journaling.   In our Homework for Life segment, Matt talks about how a small moment in the present can often be connected to a similar…

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Each month I review the progress of my yearly goals and report on that progress as a means of holding myself accountable. Here are the results for May. __________________________________ PERSONAL HEALTH 1. Don’t die. Still standing. 2. Lose 20 pounds. I didn’t lose any pounds in May. I didn’t gain any pounds in May. I’ve…

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