How To Master the Art of Connection and Engagement through the Power of Story In the beginning years of being a storyteller, I considered it pure entertainment. People loved my stories. End of story. But the more I performed, and the more I watched my audience and heard their feedback, the more I began to […]
Structuring Your Story
How Should Your Story Be Structured?
No More Rambling or Winging It
There is not one right way to structure a story, but there are a lot of wrong ways. There are things you can do that take away a story's power, and things you can do that make it more powerful. Story is like a piece of music, in that each one has its own set of notes. You have a lot of choices in picking your notes. You just want to make sure there are no sour ones. Each note (word, pause, punctuation) has the power to change the piece of music. The biggest key to crafting compelling stories is to say more with less. The biggest mistake most people make is that they weigh down their story with details that don't help the story. Traditional writing involves plot, character development, conflict and resolution, hero's journey, etc. With The Story Tutor the focus is on story as it is used in a business setting, even though some of the information will prove helpful if you're working on a novel.
A Peek Into The Cluttered Mind Of a Storyteller… I was interviewed by Patricia Fripp, a true master in the art and business of story, on my process for crafting stories. In preparation for that interview, I actually went inside my head (scary place – sure is messy in here!) and wrote down my process for […]
There are three stories that every professional keynote speaker should be telling. Read this blog post where I detail all three. http://www.8womendream.com/63754/three-stories-every-professional-speaker-telling?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+8WomenDream+%288+Women+Dream%29