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Speak Up Storytelling

Jun 30, 2019

On episode #56 of the Speak Up Storytelling podcast, Matthew and Elysha Dicks talk storytelling!

In our follow-up segment, we update listeners on the status of our cat, Pluto, hear from a storyteller who started Homework for Life at just the right time, and debate the value of memory. 



In our Homework for Life segment, Matt talks about how we need to collect the small but significant moment, too, even if they are not storyworthy on their own.  

Next we listen to a story by Alan Berkowitz. 

Amongst the many things we discuss include:

  1. The power of dialogue when used sparingly and significantly

  2. Storytellers who can see and re-live their stories during the telling

  3. Telling stories in scenes

  4. Strategies for shortening stories

  5. Ways of effectively explaining new vocabulary in storytelling
  6. Adjusting stories depending on audience wants, needs, and overall composition

We then answer listener questions about living your life in search of stories and the application of storytelling strategies on the page.  

Finally, we each offer a recommendation.  


Purchase Storyworthy: Engage, Teach, Persuade, and Change Your Life Through the Power of Storytelling

Purchase Twenty-one Truths About Love 

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