Here are some interesting posts from two other tellers:
Sean Buvala always satisfies! Another of his Wednesday's Words reveals a great tip for tellers about intentionally incorporating a subtle "something" throughout your story.
What is the singular, intentional and subtle thread that runs through the story you are telling?
With a skilled storyteller, there are many things happening in each storytelling that the audience may not be consciously aware of. It can be as simple as a gesture you make, a tone shift or a pacing decision. I consider this singular subtlety to be felt by the live audience as a "something." They'll feel this something when you, as the teller, gets out of the way of the story; don't preach, don't moralize, don't teach. Speak it and let the subtlety do the work.
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I did not know this teller before, but I got a notice about a post he made that I thought had great value. Jim Lavender has been telling for over 45 years. He now tells mostly personal, true stories. Here's his tip about the consequences of true stories:
People cherish true, personal life stories. A story that is true or almost completely true has the ability to put the audience at ease, bring healing, laughter or tears, and in the process, help the hearer identify personally with your story while positively impacting their own lives.
Generally speaking, most of my stories are true life experiences. I share stories from my childhood all the way through last week. Some are funny and some tug at your heart. I do not believe in ‘using’ my audience to adopt my agenda. I do, however, try to improve in some positive way, the life situation of those who choose to hear me tell. In fact, I’ve devoted the rest of my life to helping people relax and laugh in a world that is sorely in need of a break.
Now, you may disagree with me, and if you do we will remain friends, but here are seven positive consequences that I find in Reality Storytelling:
True ‘lived-in’ stories are memorable. You will be well-remembered for the truth.
Personal, true stories will make you somewhat vulnerable. This openness and lack of insecurity puts your audience in your hands from the beginning.
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