Jul 23, 2018
On episode #10, Matthew and Elysha Dicks talk about finding excellent stories in your everyday life using Matthew's strategy "Homework for Life," including how moments from today can unearth valuable and sometimes unbelievable moments from the past. They also talk about how not every moment is destined to be a formal story but can have a variety of other uses.
Then we listen to Kristin Budde's story about being a new doctor with a problematic patent, followed by commentary and critique, including:
1. The strategic use of humor in a story
2. Shifting perspectives between the first, second, and third person
3. The best place for a story to land
4. The proper use of the word nonplussed
Elysha and Matt also answer listener questions about their marriage and when it's okay to break Matt's storytelling principles.
Homework for Life: https://bit.ly/2f9ZPne
Matt's shoe thief story: https://bit.ly/2JJT4C8
Speak Up storytelling: http://speakupstorytelling.com
Matthew Dicks's website: http://www.matthewdicks.com
Matthew Dicks's YouTube channel:
Chef's Table Episode #1: https://bit.ly/2A2cMcz
The Story Collider: https://www.storycollider.org