Over the next few weeks, I plan on having a series of post that features tips and thoughts about being a storyteller. I’ll ask the oral storytelling community thoughts about storytelling, make a list based on the answers, and share that with as many people as possible.

Why do that?

I got to thinking: How much further could we advance storytelling across the society if we shared key things to know about storytelling? I don’t have all the answers, but I know groups of people across the world that probably do.

Here’s what I would like for you to do:

  1. Answer as many of the questions below has you would like.
  2. Add your name and where you would like people to follow you/contact you to learn more about you.
  3. Send what you have to me by 13 Mar at storiesjokesandfolks@gmail.com

The questions:

  • What’s the one tip you give to new storytellers?
    • For any genre of storytelling
    • Can be about storytelling, the business of storytelling, whatever. Think of something that you would have liked to know when you were starting out.
  • What’s your one tip for practicing to deliver a story?
    • How do you get ready? Is there a warm-up you do? Where to you practice your story? Who gives you feedback? How do you know when your story is ready to be told on a stage?
  • What’s your one tip for finding stories to tell?
    • This can be from telling personal stories to finding folktales, historical stories, and more. Whatever your genre of storytelling happens to be.
  • What is one way you use storytelling?
    • Are you passing on history? Bring light to a serious issue? Just trying to get people to laugh? Are you suing stories in writing books, plays, movies, tv shows?

I am so looking forward to sharing what you send! Thanks for helping people to share their story on purpose.

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