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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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Elysha and I stepped into a bookstore a couple years ago, looking to spend a little time browsing before heading home. As we entered, I noticed an author standing in the cafe to the right, speaking to a small audience of readers. He stopped speaking for a moment as I passed through the doorway, and…

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On episode #71 of the Speak Up Storytelling podcast, special guest Jeni Bonaldo and I talk storytelling! This week’s episode features the second half of a storytelling show at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Stockbridge, Massachusetts as part of a weekend of storytelling instruction. Following the stories, Jeni and I discuss each one.…

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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 #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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Matthew And Elysha step away for the mics for a week to offer you a rebroadcast of episodes 6 and 7 of the podcast, which feature the 2018 book launch event of Storyworthy: Engage, Teach, Persuade, and Change Your Life Through the Power of Storytelling. STORYTELLING SHOWS 2019-2020 November 2: Great Hartford Story Slam, Hartford Flavor…

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Matthew And Elysha step away for the mics for a week to offer you a rebroadcast of episodes 6 and 7 of the podcast, which feature the 2018 book launch event of Storyworthy: Engage, Teach, Persuade, and Change Your Life Through the Power of Storytelling. STORYTELLING SHOWS 2019-2020 November 2: Great Hartford Story Slam, Hartford Flavor…

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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 #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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