On episode #35 of the Speak Up Storytelling podcast, Matthew and Elysha Dicks talk storytelling!
In our followup segment, we talk about our confusion between Tom of Brisbane and Tom of Long Island. We also discuss the origin of "telling stories from scars and not wounds" as well as advice on handling our explicit episodes of the podcast.
We also announce our Seattle ticketing for this summer's workshop and performance.
In our Homework for Life segment, we talk about finding memories from the past through Homework for Life. We also discuss list-making in storytelling and the importance of having as many options as possible when crafting stories.
Next we listen to Maire Greene's story about grave shopping.
After listening, we discuss:
Subtlety in storytelling
The power of bringing an audience into a new world
Small sentences that build stakes and momentum in a story
Accessibility of the story (Elysha and Matt disagree like never before!)
Reminding the audience of key characters and plot points if they have disappeared for any length of time
Next, we answer questions about displaying visuals during talks and additional outlets for storytelling.
Finally, we each offer a recommendation.
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