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August 2016 Blog Posts (4)

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 with the events, makes sense of them and arrive at the…


Added by Kate Lawrence on August 29, 2016 at 9:25pm — No Comments

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; unscripted speaking was not for me. I needed to be on solid ground,…


Added by Kate Lawrence on August 16, 2016 at 5:52am — No Comments

How to avoid being stiff with story and wooden with words!

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 when we have too much riding on the event. 

We prepare the story (or…


Added by Kate Lawrence on August 8, 2016 at 10:48pm — 2 Comments

Three Crucial Keys to Story Performance (No 2 of 4)

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:

  1. Knowledge
  2. Self awareness and self…

Added by Kate Lawrence on August 1, 2016 at 1:33am — 2 Comments

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