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Storytelling Reveals Character Traits

The art of telling stories is a fundamental tool for communicators because well-told stories have immense power to hold audiences. All stories should start with an external focus, but how will the storyteller gain...

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...

Here’s How to Tell Stories with Emotion

Most personalities can identify the differences between good and great storytellers. It's easy when you hear it. Great storytellers can tell stories with emotion but do not tell them emotionally. Telling Stories With Emotion The ability...

How To Dress Up A Great Story

There's a difference between a story and a great story. A story has a beginning, middle, and end. but a great story sucks listeners in through a strong Set Up, choosing the most relatable...

Anatomy Of A Personal Story

There's nothing like a great personal story to hold a listener's attention and endear air talent to an audience. Stores are character-defining moments of unique content that nobody else can replicate. But prepping and...

How And When To Be Self-Deprecating

When radio personalities open up and are bold enough to be vulnerable, listeners are able to get to know them better. But many think that means they should simply make fun of themselves as...

Avoid “Had to be There” Stories

Isn't it embarrassing to share a great experience or personal story with friends, and there is no reaction? So you sheepishly mumble something like, "Believe me, it was great. Must be that you had...

The Art Of Performance: Ranting Is Not Storytelling

Ranting has taken over social media. Isn't it amazing that so many people think their Facebook or Twitter feed is a bully pulpit to try and change your opinion? But it doesn't work. It's...

A Personal Story That Affects Listeners Personally

Sharing personal stories affects listeners personally and powerfully. If you ever wondered if what you do on the air matters, read this case study of how a well-told story saved a life. This article is...
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