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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...

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...

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...

The Storytelling Art of Delayed Resolution

Whether you're a radio show, podcaster, stand-up comic, or video streamer, you are a storyteller. Storytelling is at the heart of effective communication. Many principles make or break stories, but one of the most...

Modern Family Teaches Storytelling

Don't you love it when great TV shows teach you how to be a better radio personality? I hope you saw the "Five Minutes" episode of Modern Family.  In it, there's a classic example...
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