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Speak Up Storytelling

Mar 19, 2020

On episode #90 of the Speak Up Storytelling podcast, Matthew and Elysha Dicks talk storytelling!

In our follow up segment, we discuss the importance of storytelling and self-care in the time of this pandemic. We also read some listeners' emails and discuss events and workshops moving forward. 


April 18: Storytelling workshop (beginner), MOPCO Improv Theater, Schenectady, NY


April 18: Storytelling workshop (beginner), MOPCO Improv Theater, Schenectady, NY
July 27-31:
 Storytelling boot camp, CT Historical Society

In our Homework for Life segment, I talk about taking a small moment with my son and building it into a much larger, more personally significant and vulnerable story. 

Next we listen to a story by Ellen Feldman Ornato.

Amongst the many things we discuss include:

  1. Defining the landscape of the story

  2. Universal appeal in unique moments

  3. Scene setting through repetition

  4. Restructuring stories to increase stakes

  5. Pacing

Next we answer a question about crafting stories.  

Lastly, 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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