On episode #32 of the Speak Up Storytelling podcast, Elysha Dicks and I talk storytelling!
In our followup segment, we talk about new workshop dates and links, a surprising email from a merchant marine, and a girl crush on Elysha.
In our Homework for Life segment, we talk about finding and collecting stories while visiting familiar locations from our lives and how some of them could be great stories to tell.
Next we listen to Tom Reed Swale's story about love on a college campus.
After listening, we discuss:
The power of self deprecating humor
The best places to start stories
Enhancing the power of surprise in a story
Capturing mood and tone through vocal inflection
The hazards of cultural references
Avoiding the de-activation of your audience's imagination
Next, we answer questions about telling stories that cast people in a negative light and the possibility of two people sharing a stage to tell a story.
Finally, we each offer a recommendation.
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