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Speak Up Storytelling

Jan 26, 2020

On episode #83 of the Speak Up Storytelling podcast, Matthew and Elysha Dicks talk storytelling!

In our follow up segment, we share about upcoming events in the Speak Up realm. 


February 8: “Storytelling for Students” at Henry A. Wolcott School, West Hartford, CT
February 22: “Leap: Stories of Daring Risks and Epic Failures” at Bears Smokehouse/District, New Haven, CT
March 21: Great Hartford StorySlam, Hartford Flavor Company


February 1: Storytelling workshop (Beginner), CT Historical Society
February 22: Storytelling workshop (Advanced), CT Historical Society
March 7: Storytelling workshop (Master class), CT Historical Society
March 21: Storytelling workshop (Advanced), CT Historical Society
July 27-31: Storytelling boot camp, CT Historical Society

In our Homework for Life segment, we talk about using First Last Best Worst as a part of our Homework for Life search for stories. 

Next we listen to a story by Ana Guo. 

Amongst the many things we discuss include:

  1. Excellent opening sentences

  2. Delivering the story as if you are re-living the story

  3. The avoidance of process language

  4. Educating the audience while illustrating aspects of yourself

  5. Clearing up unnecessary mysteries

Next we answer a question from a listener about Lady Gaga's Speech on Sexual Assault and Mental Health. 

Lastly, we each offer a recommendation. 




  • Deleted episodes of The Office (available on YouTube)


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Purchase Twenty-one Truths About Love 

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