On episode #59 of the Speak Up Storytelling podcast, Elysha Dicks and I talk storytelling!
In our follow-up segment, we inform listeners about my blog and consulting services, and we update them on dates for new shows and workshops.
In our Homework for Life segment, I talk about taking multiple moments from a single week and weaving them into a complete story, as well as the importance and value of telling stories even if they aren't the most profound and moving stories that you have to tell.
Next we listen to a story by Christopher P. Kriesen.
Amongst the many things we discuss include:
Launching stories with action, mystery, confusion, and wonder
The value and hazards of subtlety in storytelling
Vocal techniques, including pacing, volume, and vocal modulation
Tips to increase the humor of a moment
Ensuring that a storyteller's moment of surprise is also an audience's moment of surprise
We then answer a listener question about ending stories in informal settings
Finally, we each offer a recommendation.
Purchase Storyworthy: Engage, Teach, Persuade, and Change Your Life Through the Power of Storytelling: https://amzn.to/2H3YNn3
Purchase Twenty-one Truths About Love: https://amzn.to/2xYQapE
Homework for Life: https://bit.ly/2f9ZPne
Matthew Dicks's website: http://www.matthewdicks.com
Matthew Dicks's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/matthewjohndicks
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Elysha: Big Hero 6
Matt: The Moth's Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/mothstories