Storytelling Techniques

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...

Using Dialogue To Change The Pattern

One of the most overlooked aspects of storytelling is the use of dialogue. Inserting a few lines of dialogue works for many types of storytellers, not just for a theatrical performance, movie, book, or...

3 Keys To Details In Storytelling

The difference between a great story and an average story often comes down to details in storytelling. Details can advance a story and make it come alive or cause it to bog down 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...

Resetting Content Is A Key Personality Skill

Boredom is one of the most challenging things radio personalities face. In a way, it’s understandable. The only folks who hear 100% of the content created on a radio show are those performing it....

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...

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...
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