Storytelling Techniques

How To Create Surprise in Storytelling

Imagine reading a mystery novel. At the end of the book, you are filled with anticipation for an unexpected twist. But instead of a surprise, the solution is obvious. It was predictable from the...

Storytelling Tricks That Make You More Interesting

Storytelling is a complicated skill. Most of us think of it as a gift. Either you have it or you don't. It's true that some folks are simply good storytellers by nature, but every...

The Truth About Telling The Truth In Storytelling

When coaching air talent, a sticking point is often about telling the truth on the air. It's always a good idea to speak from an honest, authentic place. But does that mean you should...

Tell More Interesting Stories by Being Vulnerable:

Audiences care about personalities as long as it relates to them, and not a moment longer.  But listeners turn off and tune out the moment they think you’re trying to be cool. They don't...

Performance Tricks to Choose The Right Details In a Story

A good storyteller enriches their content with dramatic, vivid details. A weak storyteller bores the audience by loading them down with details that lead nowhere. Choosing the right details is a mystery to many...

Exaggeration is a Key to a Great Story

One of the most important skills in radio is the ability to tell stories. Do you want to be a great storyteller? Then it's time to embrace a skill that would embarrass mom. Exaggeration. This...

The Three E’s Unlock the Power of Personal Stories

Ah, the power of personal stories. It's one of the most important skills for all personalities. But the power must be unlocked. Fortunately, radio personalities can study the art of storytelling for examples from...

Get More TSL In Storytelling: Drop Audio Bread Crumbs

One of the most powerful techniques of building higher ratings is convincing existing listeners to tune in more. Obvious, right? But that's a lot harder than just trying to be great on the air....

Here’s How to Tell Stories with Emotion

Most personalities can identify the differences between a good storyteller and a great one. It's easy when you hear it. Great storytellers have the ability to tell stories with emotion, but not emotionally. In this...

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