Storytelling Week 2

Published on Jan 21, 2019

A good storyteller tries to have these 5 things in their story:
  1. Setup
    • Who, what, and where. Foreshadowing 
  2. First turning point
    • Premise or conflict
  3. Rising action
    • Want or objectives
  4. Second turning point
  5. Tag-out
    • Moral or little background to end the story
To hook the audience who is listening to the story, it is important to connect part of the story with a relevant example. The relevancy can be current events, jokes, pun or something that might have happened to you in the past.

Every story has a thread that keeps the audience attention even when telling more detail than necessary. It is important to keep bringing that thread up to keep the audience attention. 

Sometimes part of the story can be repeated to make the story even more interesting when connecting that with another situation or scenario. 

Ending of the story is as important as the entire story. If a story doesn't have a good ending then the impact doesn't last. Ending of a story can be as simple as one line that leaves an impression or summarizes the entire story.

If there is a time constraint to telling the story, it's important to remember the beats of the story along with five stages of the story.