In almost every workshop on storytelling, someone claims there’s no way to practice the storytelling basics because their time is too limited. What? Are you kidding? There’s not enough time to tell a story? People pay thousands of dollars to tell a story in 10, 15, 30, or 60 seconds every day. Commercials. Storytelling isn’t about length. Storytelling can be long or short. The steps of telling stories apply to every single break, regardless of clocks, structure, or format limitations. In fact, I’ll show you how one show has mastered the art of storytelling in two minutes by using a storyboard.

In this article, I share how to prepare a story using a storyboard technique, which is a valuable tool in helping manage the length of a break. Including:

  • Explanation of why storyboarding works for some radio shows.
  • How to storyboard a break. 
  • An example of storyboarding in action. 
  • Critique of how the story is effective.

Storytelling With A Storyboard