Some personalities are better storytellers than others. But everyone becomes a better storyteller when they have help from an enthusiastic and supportive audience. That’s why it’s important to be a good partner and help a cohost tell their story.
Part of being a story helper is just staying out of the way. Many times, multi-cast shows interrupt or introduce comments that take the story off it’s path. This can make it hard for the storyteller to stay focused on the direction.
But neither should a partner shut down and just listen. It’s fairly common for cohosts to take an attitude of, “It’s not my story, so I am not involved.” Their body language makes it hard to perform.
Teams are trained to participate actively by paying close attention and responding in the moment.