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Speak Up Storytelling

Jan 15, 2020

On episode #81 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 and update you on the condition of Nana!



In our Homework for Life segment, we talk about strategies that storytellers can use to cause an audience to experience emotions similar to the emotions the storyteller experienced within the story. 

Next we listen to a story by John Devan Sandiford.

Amongst the many things we discuss include:

  1. Excellent opening sentences.

  2. Delivery as a key element to humor

  3. Identifying race without identifying skin color

  4. Allowing scenes to unfold for the audience like they unfolded for the storyteller

  5. Avoiding sentences that telegraph the next moment 

Next we answer questions from listeners about visions in storytelling and the use of thesis statements when preparing to craft a story. 

Lastly, we each offer a recommendation. 





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