The shortest distance between two points is a direct line. You learned that in school, but some programmers and performers learned it too well. Many shows rush to get to the story’s main point and fail to build enough anticipation, while others take too long and get lost in an endless maze. Establishing a quick hook is important, but that’s not always the most entertaining or engaging route. The best approach might be to lead the audience to and through a story with Purposeful Meandering.

Purposeful Meandering is a technique that keeps listeners interested by dropping audio breadcrumbs. The result is anticipation, curiosity, and surprises they never see coming.

Purposeful Meandering