Storytelling tips for the day

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The following tips from Margot Leitman , in storytelling , are the tips of the day.This is from the book titled “Long Story Short”.

  1. Importance of an universal theme – Unless Your Tale contains a Universal Theme , it is best left with your therapist or your best friend.
  2. Trick us into listening by making us think it’s all about us.The story should make the audience part of it by enabling them to relate to it.This would make them engage with the speaker.
  3. The Person who can keep us on the edge of our seats while talking about a turkey sandwich it a truly gifted storyteller.

Avoid fudging the truth in storytelling

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The following should be avoided while telling a story.This is because the audience is intelligent enough to understand whether a speaker is lying or not.

Margot Leitman points out the following as strict NO-NO while telling a story in her book titled “Long Story Short”.

  1. Modifying the plot
  2. Making up characters
  3. Altering the story’s emotional truth

Simplest ways to generate stories

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1) Travel more be it personal or business

2) Keep changing your mode of transport to work – use carpool , bus etc. to get connected with more people

3) Say yes to more and more event invitations even though they may seem weird

4) Dont run away if you bump into someone weird

5) Convince your spouse to do something adventurous e.g. new method of exercising to stay fit.

Margot Leitman has provided these fascinating tips in the book titled ” Long Story Short”

Storytelling tips for the day

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Long Story Short by Margot Leitman has awesome tips for storytelling and is a must read for any novice in search of an engaging story.

Tips for the day , extracted from the book:

1) When Things Start to get weird , dive into the crazy

2) Never Put yourself in danger for the sake of a story

3) Storytelling is not about bashing someone.It is about being brave enough to tell your own story to inspire others to feel better with their own lives

Long Story Short tips for the day

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Storytelling tips for the day from the book “Long Story Short” by Margot Leitman.

1) Revealing Vulnerable Moments from our Everyday lives almost always pays off

2)Find the Recurring Theme in your life , use it and go deeper

3) Take a close look at your QUIRKS , take a close look , they may be the key to a great story