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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 #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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When all is said and done, we are the sum of our experiences. Our thoughts and feelings – who we are and what we believe – are the result of the memories that we carry forward of a life lived. Our minds are a vast storehouse of the millions of minutes that we have been…

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I performed in a show in Maine earlier this week called Sound Bites. In addition to telling a story, I also served as the emcee for the evening, introducing storytellers and bantering a bit between stories. Doing my best Elysha Dicks impression.  During one of the stories, a storyteller talked about how she can’t cook…

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I appeared on two podcasts recently that I really enjoyed. Both are hosted by people who I could talk to forever.  You can find both podcasts wherever you get your podcasts, or you can click the links below to listen online.  Slate’s The Gist with Mike Pesca  Mike and I speak about storytelling, film, Bruce…

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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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Episode #5 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 I discovered two important things about myself that apparently everyone else already knew.  Next, we listen to a hilarious story…

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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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