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Speak Up Storytelling

May 13, 2019

On episode #49 of the Speak Up Storytelling podcast, Matthew and Elysha Dicks talk storytelling!

In our followup segment, we hear from a linguist who tries to get Matt out of hot water and we learn about a new and unique way of recording Homework for Life.  


May 18: Speak Up Storytelling: Live podcast recording at CHS
June 8: “Nature Calls: Stories of the Outdoors” at Infinity Hall
August 17: Solo storytelling show, Taproot Theater, Seattle, WA

In our Homework for Life segment, we talk about how to dig deeper into story ideas to allow an otherwise surface level story say more.

Next we listen to Ted Old's high stakes story about a fourth grade multipliciation contest.

After listening, we discuss:

  1. The escalation of stakes 
  2. Brevity in storytelling 
  3. Choosing when and what to describe
  4. The advantages of keeping your story "in the moment"
  5. The disadvantages of adjectives
  6. Making your story about something bigger than the story itself

Next, we answer questions about our future employment options and Moth StorySLAM advice.

Finally, we each offer a recommendation.  


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October 25-27: Storytelling workshop (beginner), Kripalu Center for Yoga and Heath
December 6-8: Storytelling workshop (advanced), Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health