On episode #41 of the Speak Up Storytelling podcast, Matthew and Elysha Dicks talk storytelling!
In our followup segment, we congratulate friend of the podcast Robin Gelfenbien on her recent (and momentous) Moth StorySLAM victory. Robin is the producer and host of Yum's the Word, an award-winning NYC storytelling show and podcast:
Next, we pass on AirTable, a Homework for Life suggestion from a listener:
In our Homework for Life segment, we talk about the challenge of tell a hero story when the act of heroism is not all that impressive or interesting.
Next we listen to Tom Ouimet's story about a secret in his pants.
After listening, we discuss:
The exceptional layering and efficiency of the story
The strategic use of pauses and silence to enhance humor
The importance of choice and consistency when it comes to the perspective adopted by the storyteller
The escalation of stakes
Making choices consistent with the tone and theme of a story
Next, we answer questions about critiquing stories and telling stories from a third person perspective.
Finally, we each offer a recommendation.
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STORYTELLING WORKSHOPS 2019
May 4: Storytelling workshop (beginner), CT Historical Society
May 18: Storytelling workshop (advanced), CT Historical Society
June 1: Storytelling workshop (master class), CT Historical Society
July 29-August 2: Storytelling bootcamp, CT Historical Society
August 17: Storytelling workshop, Taproot Theater, Seattle, WA
October 25-27: Storytelling workshop, Kripalu Center for Yoga and Heath
December 6-8: Storytelling workshop, Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health