On episode #50 of the Speak Up Storytelling podcast, Matthew and Elysha Dicks talk storytelling and celebrate our ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY IN OUR FIRST LIVE EPISODE!
In our followup segment, we hear from our friends in Australia, who are attending the show virtually! We also hear from a listener who suggests a way of using Facebook to expand your Homework for Life and from another who makes an interesting comparison between listening to music and listening to stories.
ALSO, UPCOMING SHOWS:
June 8: “Nature Calls: Stories of the Outdoors” at Infinity Hall
August 10: Great Hartford Story Slam at Hartford Flavor Company
August 17: Solo storytelling show, Taproot Theater, Seattle, WA
Next we listen to stories by Amanda Coletti and Jack Bourque.
Amongst the many things we discuss include:
Opening scenes that activate imagination
Strategies for humor in storytelling
The advantages of keeping your story "in the moment"
Making your story about something bigger than the story itself
The power of vulnerability
In our Homework for Life segment, Matt tells a brand new story crafted from a recent Homework for Life moment shared on the podcast.
Finally, we each offer a recommendation.
Homework for Life: https://bit.ly/2f9ZPne
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STORYTELLING WORKSHOPS 2019
December 6-8: Storytelling workshop (advanced), Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health