Storytelling

The Storyteller’s Toolbox Seminar on Demand

Tracy Johnson explains and demonstrates three of the most useful, practical, and powerful techniques every storyteller should learn. The Storyteller's Toolbox seminar is loaded with examples and tips you can start practicing and mastering...

How To Use Dialogue to Establish Character Traits

Great storytellers make use of every possible moment to build anticipation and create a more vivid audience experience. Study the work of great standup comics, and you'll realize each set is a carefully constructed...

How To Use Dialogue To Dramatize A Key Moment

Dialogue can improve any story, including personal stories that happen in real life. There are many ways to use this tool, but one of the most valuable is to use dialogue to dramatize a...

How To Use Internal Monologue In Storytelling

Adding dialogue is a powerful storytelling tool. A few lines can help the audience visualize a scene and make it more vivid. Observational comedians make this a routine to advance a topic. An internal...

How To Use Dialogue In Storytelling

Inserting quotes into stories is one of the best tools storytellers use to lead an audience through a story. A couple of lines of well-chosen Dialogue are highly effective, but they can be disastrous...

Storytelling Secret Weapon: Internal Monologue

Some storytellers struggle to relate personal stories that authentically reveal their character traits without becoming self-absorbed. It's hard to share experiences and observations, but there's a trick that is like turning on a fire...

Are You Too Smart To Be Successful?

Is it possible to be too smart to be successful? A talented talk radio host was struggling for ratings and listener response. He is intelligent, well-prepared, and on topic. He presented his content with...

Air Personality Power Hack: Eliminate Personal Pronouns

This secret works like a magic trick for performers. At first, it may not make sense, but work with it, and you will discover an amazing technique that will serve you forever. Eliminate personal...

Storytelling Goal: Make Them See Themselves In The Story

One of the trickiest parts of relating personal stories is crafting the story to feel inclusive and not self-absorbed or "all about me." This skill comes naturally for some but is challenging for many....

The Three E’s Unlock the Power of Personal Stories

Sharing personal stories is one of the most important skills for all entertainers, but telling great stories doesn't come naturally for most personalities. It's hard because your audience is hard to impress and cut...
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