But with stories, the code or reason we have chosen that story to tell, will, with…
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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…Continue
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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…Continue
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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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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;…Continue
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It can be a delicate operation to separate a story’s performance issues from a story’s content and structure. In this series I am only looking delivery, not content.
I mentioned in the last post something I have dubbed being ‘stiff with preparation’ and this happens…Continue
Now I know that you know that there are whole books dedicated to public speaking so I don’t expect to cover the field in this wee blog post, but I would like to focus on three areas:
There is a three part process in true, oral storytelling:
1. Finding a story
2. Crafting your story
3. Performing your story.
In this series of four posts I will be focussing in on the last part, the performing, and in this first post I indulge in a reflective…Continue
Added by Kate Lawrence on July 10, 2016 at 11:21pm — No Comments
Following on from last weeks post, here is a five step process for including senses in your oral stories.
Step one (and I know this is a big one): Be story ready. Have your story worked out. Practice it a few times.
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Imagine its a warm day and you are holding a ripe lemon. Its been broken off a small branch of the lemon tree and along with a few lemon tree leaves there is also a little gathering of lemon flowers. Put your nose up to the lemon, breathe in deeply and smell the sweet-sour scent of the fruit. Now…Continue
Added by Kate Lawrence on June 6, 2016 at 8:53pm — No Comments
Ok, so I seem to be the most prolific blogger on this site at the momenty, but assuming that is ok, I will keep putting these posts up....
Oh dear, ethics, what have I unleashed? When I thought all was certain, I find quicksand.
It feels like I'm making a set…Continue
Ethics in personal storytelling, like in most areas, is complex and tricky. In this series of blog posts (which at this point are just a blink in my eye, not planned, let alone written), I want to explore several aspects of storytelling ethics.
Added by Kate Lawrence on May 13, 2016 at 9:00pm — No Comments
The National Storytelling Network's Brimstone Award for Applied Storytelling issues a grant each year to an outstanding storytelling service project. In the past, the Brimstone Award has gone to storytelling projects focused on veterans, at-risk youth, people with life-threatening illnesses, and more. Projects have focused on topics as varied as youth mentoring, environmental conservation, collecting oral histories, grief support, and community development. Learn more about this award…Continue
A few months ago I attended a Year 12 parent teacher interview for my son, Sam. I quite enjoy these outings as it gives me a chance to engage with my beautiful, introverted and semi verbal 17 year old.
The first interview was with his maths teacher…
Added by Kate Lawrence on April 28, 2016 at 8:16pm — No Comments
It was the late 1980’s and I was suffering with spinal problems that had affected my walking. I had lost strength in my body and particularly my legs. It was painful to stand, walk or sit. One day, I was led to some sacred teachings on healing…Continue
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The more I think about storytelling and explore ways of learning and understanding it, the more amazed I am at how deeply embedded story is in this life, and conversely, how deeply we are embedded in story; it really is the water we swim in.
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I have just come across a fascinating online story resource called Biology of Story, which describes itself as an interactive documentary . You can…Continue
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