On episode #34 of the Speak Up Storytelling podcast, Elysha Dicks and I talk storytelling!
In our followup segment, we hear from a listener who hosted an evening of stories at this home with great success. We also resume our debate about jokes within a story.
In our Homework for Life segment, we talk about the process of taking a single moment from the week and crafting out the skeleton of a story, including the importance of recognizing, protecting, and enhancing any surprises contained therein.
Next we listen to Chion Wolf’s story about the biggest job interview of her life.
After listening, we discuss:
Effective transitions of time and space
Telling stories in vivid, easily imagined scenes
The power of effective inner dialogue
The preservation and enhancement of surprise
Effective ways of speaking highly of yourself
Next, we answer a question about ending a story early and leaving the audience hanging on unspoken, final details of a story.
Finally, we each offer a recommendation.
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