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Episode #17 of the Speak Up Storytelling podcast is ready for your listening pleasure. We start by talking about finding and crafting stories in your everyday life using my strategy “Homework for Life.” We talk about the Homework for Life submitted by a listener, and I offer up three Homework for Life moments from the…

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Episode #16 of Speak Up Storytelling is now available for your listening pleasure.  On this week’s episode, Elysha and I talk about finding excellent stories in your everyday life using my strategy “Homework for Life.” Specifically, they discuss how storytellers can sometimes be in the middle of a story and not even know it. Then we…

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Episode #15 of Speak Up Storytelling is now available for your listening pleasure. Elysha Dicks and I talk about finding excellent stories in your everyday life using my strategy “Homework for Life,” including moments that storytellers see but non-storytellers might not.  Then we listen to Roquita Johnson’s story about finding her calling, followed by commentary and…

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Episode #14 of the Speak Up Storytelling podcast is ready for your listening pleasure. Elysha and I start off this week’s podcast by talking about finding and crafting stories in your everyday life using my strategy “Homework for Life.” I talk about how small and seemingly insignificant a storyworthy moment can sometimes be unless you’re…

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I arrived at Kripalu, a yoga center in the Berkshires, on Sunday night with a bag full of my novels, magazine columns, and comic books. I spread them on the table for my students to see, and then I stuffed them back into the bag and tossed the bag into the corner of the room. It…

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Episode #10 of Speak Up Storytelling is now ready for your listening pleasure. On this week’s episode, we talk about finding and crafting stories in your everyday life using my strategy “Homework for Life.” I describe how searching for stories in your present day life can unearth moments from the past that you can’t believe that…

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Episode #7 of Speak Up Storytelling is now ready for your listening pleasure. This week’s special episode features part 2 of the live audio from the book launch for Storyworthy: Engage, Teach, Persuade, and Change Your Life Through the Power of Storytelling. In this episode, you’ll hear me tell two BRAND NEW stories, never before told…

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Episode #6 of Speak Up Storytelling is now ready for your listening pleasure. This week’s special episode features live audio from the book launch for Storyworthy: Engage, Teach, Persuade, and Change Your Life Through the Power of Storytelling. In this episode, you’ll hear me tell three BRAND NEW stories, never before told at Speak Up (and…

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On Saturday night, I took the stage at the release party for Storyworthy: Engage, Teach, Persuade, and Change Your Life Through the Power of Storytelling, and told five brand new stories to an audience of more than 200 friends and family. It was quite a night.  My friend, storyteller, and producer Erin Barker once told…

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Episode #4 of Speak Up Storytelling is now ready for your listening pleasure. On this week’s episode, we talk about finding and crafting stories in your everyday life using my strategy “Homework for Life.”  I share an important moment in from my life that Elysha had never heard before (and I had forgotten until just…

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