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Speak Up Storytelling

Aug 2, 2021

On episode #116  of the Speak Up Storytelling podcast, Matthew and Elysha Dicks are back, talking storytelling!

In our follow up segment, we discuss our return to posting new episodes and our upcoming shows and workshops.

In our Homework for Life segment, Matt talks about finding stories through contrast. 

Next we listen to a story by James Bengiovanni.

Amongst the many things we discuss include:

  1. Authenticity of voice
  2. Capturing secondary characters in meaningful ways
  3. Raising the stakes
  4. The art of “the pause”
  5. Powers of location
  6. Alternatives to the impulse to play jokes loudly
  7. The importance of ending in the heart of the storyteller

Next we answer questions about using stories in cover letters and job interviews.

Lastly, we each offer a recommendation. 





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