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 keeping your eyes open and looking for those moments.
Next, we listen to Renae Edge's story about an important moment in the front seat of a sedan. Then Elysha and I discuss the strengths of his fantastic story as well as suggestions for improvement, including:
- The effective use of backstory in a story
- Outstanding transition strategies to and from the past
- The power of the present tense
- The components of an effective beginning
- Singing in storytelling
- The potential power of specificity in a story
Finally, we answer a listener questions about flashbacks in storytelling and strategies for successful wedding toasts and offer our recommendations.
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