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    A Storytelling Imposter Was at The Moth!

    I bombed at The Moth. Yep, in front of 300 people I performed so badly I was the lowest score of the night! I don’t have storyteller imposter syndrome, I am an imposter, a storytelling imposter.Or am I?Let me review.On reflection I think my story structure was sound.  My story was heartfelt, it was personal, it was about a…See More
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    Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The Day’s theme for 2016 is “The Sustainable Development Goals: Buildi...
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    A Storytelling Imposter Was at The Moth!

    I bombed at The Moth. Yep, in front of 300 people I performed so badly I was the lowest score of the night! 

    I don’t have storyteller imposter syndrome, I am an imposter, a storytelling imposter.

    Or am I?

    Let me review.

    On reflection I think my story…

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    Posted by Kate Lawrence on September 22, 2016 at 8:00pm

    The Four L's of Storytelling

    I have this wacky theory I’d like to explore here on my computer screen, that involves the letter L.  

    It seems to be a happy happenstance that words with the same first letter can often be grouped together.

    I noticed the other day when writing out the first step for…

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    Posted by Kate Lawrence on September 4, 2016 at 11:50pm

    Storytelling as One of the Feeling Arts

    When I teach storytelling workshops one of the hardest thing for me to explain is the nature of the progress that needs to be made by the teller in the story;  the internal journey of the teller.  

    And a critical part of this if showing us the emotions that they felt as they grapples…

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    Posted by Kate Lawrence on August 29, 2016 at 9:25pm

    Recovering From the Wordless Wilderness

    I was always terrified of public speaking, yet drawn to it was as well.  While I debated through my high school years, I was a first speaker in the debating team which meant I knew exactly what I was going to say. 

    If I had to give some rebuttal I was beside myself with nerves;…

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    Posted by Kate Lawrence on August 16, 2016 at 5:52am

     
     
     

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