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Storytelling

  1. 1. The Structure Introduction: Introduce the story by telling what kind of story it is Beginning: How the story started The Story: The main events related in order The End: What has changed or how things are now Moral: Final comments or moral conclusions about the story
  2. 2. Ask yourself these questions Think of a story that has happened to you or a friend of yours that is remarkable. What happened? Was this a happy or sad story? Why? What were the main events of the story? In what order did they happen? How have things changed because of this story? What are things like now? What lessons did you learn from the story?
  3. 3. Situations in which you can tell a story: Talking about your past to a friend Giving details about something that happened during a job interview Relating information about your family to your children Telling colleagues about what happened on a business trip
  4. 4. Important Skills Sequencing Interruptions Events occurring at the same time Ending
  5. 5. Sequencing To begin with, Firstly, First of all, To start off with, Initially,
  6. 6. Sequencing Then, After that, Next, As soon as / When + full clause, ... but then Immediately,
  7. 7. Interruptions/New Elements Suddenly, Unexpectedly, All of the sudden, See, the thing is… Keep in mind…
  8. 8. Events Occurring at the Same Time While / As + full clause During + noun (noun clause)
  9. 9. Ending Finally, In the end, Eventually, Lastly,
  10. 10. Telling an Anecdote Make sure to tell all the important details and tell them in order. Practice telling your story at least twice - the second time in front of a mirror. If possible, record your voice. Look at your audience. Be confident. Smile! Make sure everyone can hear you. Speak clearly. Be dramatic! Use your face, your voice, and your body to show how you feel. Use your voice to build suspense.
  11. 11. Resources Storytelling FAQ Ira Glass on Storytelling (for Broadcasting) An uncle telling an anecdote Funny Story (anecdote) Personal Anecdote: Playground Nicknames Telling Stories for a Living Go Karts

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