Crash Course in Storytelling by Kendall Haven, Mary Gay Ducey

By Kendall Haven, Mary Gay Ducey

Storytelling will be effortless, enjoyable, and especially possible, specifically with the easy, easy-to-follow instructions given by way of those grasp storytellers. This publication presents every little thing you want to develop into a grasp storyteller your self. easy examples and precis instructions for workouts and video games strengthen and display key ideas. step by step plans assist you pick out a narrative, and study it in training for presentation to an viewers. viewers administration, perform actions, and the authors' motivation routines are provided as are options to steer you thru any of the prospective significant telling difficulties. Storytelling extras (props to puppets together with costumes) and lists of grade-appropriate, time- and teller-tested tales are provided.This simple advisor by means of skilled storytellers presents all that's had to inspire any beginner storyteller to make the leap. Lists of never-fail tales and easy thoughts for coping with an viewers cross some distance to dissolve the angst. perform actions and motivation workouts in addition to assistance for overcoming the main difficulties and catastrophes that will be encountered pave the way in which for a delicate first storytelling event.

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Slow Down Keep the story moving, but don’t be in a rush. Slow down. Let your listeners enter each scene and event. You have all the time in the world. Take it easy. Pause and take a breath. Pauses are amazingly effective and aren’t used as often as might be. They build anticipation and suspense and give listeners a moment to sink deeper into the story. They are your little friends, too, since they allow your mind to stay ahead of your mouth and keep you and your story dancing to the same tune. Your Partners Storytelling is an equal opportunity art form.

Not now. You too need time to absorb the experience and to claim it. You’ve done a good job. Enjoy! KEEPING TRACK The last thing to do is also the first: good record keeping. Keep track of your stories and your storytelling. You will want to develop your own method for filing and retrieving stories. The usual decisions and approaches to information management apply, and no one is better than library staff at making them. We have two different methods, but both of us have a hard copy of each story we tell, as well as a database of the stories on our computers.

After the experience, you had to interpret the events and create a mental stream of information that you transferred to long-term storage (memory) with tags that you could access to recall the event. When you tell these personal stories, you pull something out of memory into your conscious brain that directs what you say and how you say it. Try it. Recall a story (or incident) that happened to you when you were a child. Quickly tell it to someone, anyone. What popped back into your mind? What did you remember?

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