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On episode #73 of the Speak Up Storytelling podcast, I analyze my own story “Naked and Wet” in an episode Elysha Dicks and I call Storytelling Forensics. LINKS Purchase Storyworthy: Engage, Teach, Persuade, and Change Your Life Through the Power of Storytelling: https://amzn.to/2KGmNz6 Purchase Twenty-one Truths About Love: https://amzn.to/2Fh5j9L Homework for Life: https://bit.ly/2f9ZPne Matthew Dicks’s…

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On episode #72 of the Speak Up Storytelling podcast, Matthew and Elysha Dicks talk storytelling alongside the first Great Hartford Storyslam winner, Chris Gaffney! In our follow up segment, we discuss (and decide upon) the name for the start-and-stop episode that was so popular with our listeners. In our Homework for Life segment, we talk…

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On episode #69 of the Speak Up Storytelling podcast, Elysha Dicks and I talk storytelling! In our follow up segment, we discuss my recent forays to Moth StorySLAM in New York and Boston. We also acknowledge several listeners, and Elysha and I make a bet that is soon resolved, much to the despair of the…

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On episode #68 of the Speak Up Storytelling podcast, Matthew and Elysha Dicks talk storytelling! In our follow up segment, we discuss last week’s episode and plans for an upcoming episode. We also discuss a recent review of the podcast and decisions related to the use of profanity in storytelling. Elysha also congratulates listeners for…

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On episode #67 of the Speak Up Storytelling podcast, Matthew Dicks talks storytelling. A solo show in which I critique one of my own stories.  In our follow-up segment, I read an amazing email from a fan in Oxford, England and remind you about some upcoming events.  STORYTELLING SHOWS 2019-2020 November 2: Great Hartford Story Slam,…

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On episode #66 of the Speak Up Storytelling podcast, Matthew and Elysha Dicks talk storytelling. In our follow-up segment, we ask for advice about our cat, which isn’t really followup, but desperate times call for desperate measures.  STORYTELLING SHOWS 2019-2020 November 2: Great Hartford Story Slam, Hartford Flavor Company November 9: Sara Kaplan: Champion of the World at…

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On episode #65 of the Speak Up Storytelling podcast, Matthew and Elysha Dicks talk storytelling. In our follow-up segment, we read a listener’s email about a filmmaker using a transition strategy mentioned on the podcast to great effect.   STORYTELLING SHOWS 2019-2020 November 2: Great Hartford Story Slam, Hartford Flavor CompanyNovember 9: Sara Kaplan: Champion of the World at…

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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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My family and I have been in Seattle for five days now, and it’s been quite the whirlwind. In addition to playing golf, walking beaches, eating delicious food, and visiting with friends and family, I have also been doing a bit of work. On Thursday, I had the pleasure of visiting with a book club…

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