On episode #48 of the Speak Up Storytelling podcast, Matthew and Elysha Dicks talk storytelling!
In our followup segment, we hear from listeners who are using Homework for Life in new and interesting ways.
In our Homework for Life segment, we talk about how identifying your weirdness and asking yourself, "Why do you do the things that you do?" can often lead to new storytelling ideas.
Next we listen to Kat Koppett's story about a big decision involving a stripper pole, a broken popcorn popper, and an Obama impersonator.
After listening, we discuss:
The power of contrast in storytelling
The pros and cons of constantly dissecting stories
The advantages of clearly defined stakes
Being in the moment during the telling of a story
The BAbC and CABC formats of storytelling
How changing the order of information being presented can really make or break a scene
Next, we answer questions about privacy issues in storytelling and what makes a great host. Finally, we each offer a recommendation.
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