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Speak Up Storytelling

Mar 26, 2020

On episode #91 of the Speak Up Storytelling podcast, Matthew and Elysha Dicks talk storytelling!

In our follow up segment, we congratulate listeners on their new baby!

We also launch our Patreon campaign, announce an upcoming virtual storytelling workshop and solo show, and a weekly free storytelling workshop for kids on Facebook Live and YouTube. 


April 18: Solo show, MOPCO Improv Theater


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

July 27-31: Storytelling boot camp, CT Historical Society

In our Homework for Life segment, I talk about looking for moments of contrast in our lives and exploiting them for their storytelling potential. 

Next we listen to a story by Tom Moore.

Amongst the many things we discuss include:

  1. The power of self deprecation

  2. Scene setting

  3. Delivering powerful messages via humorous stories

  4. Connecting the beginning and endings of stories

  5. Considering the specificity of your audience when telling a story

Next we answer a question about the "inside baseball" cost-benefit ratio.  

Lastly, we each offer a recommendation. 





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