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Speak Up Storytelling

Nov 4, 2020

On episode #105 of the Speak Up Storytelling podcast, Matthew and Elysha Dicks are back, talking storytelling!

In our follow up segment, we discuss Elysha's recent brush with COVID-19 and our upcoming shows. 


In our Homework for Life segment, Matt talks about seeking surprise and contrast when finding stories in our lives and allowing seemingly small moments to possibly find legs. 

Next we listen to a story by Cathy Dunn. 

Amongst the many things we discuss include:

  1. Ordering of content  

  2. The slow reveal

  3. Vocabulary choices

  4. Strong words that evoke strong emotions

  5. Capturing key scenes second by second

Next we answer a questions about ex-girlfriend stories and layering in storytelling to business presentations. 

Lastly, we each offer a recommendation. 




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