Be a Better Storyteller

The #1 crime of most storytellers is a heavy handed reliance of chronology. “Then we did this and then that happened, and then the phone rang and then the cat jumped on the table.”  It sounds like they are reading an instruction manual instead of telling a story.

Great storytellers don’t worry about the precise order. They only worry about the impact on the audience. And, if they do tell something out of order, only they know.

Part of the assignment in telling a story is to be entertaining, so don’t get too hung up in whether or not the story is 100% accurate.  It’s there to make a point, not to offer expert testimony.


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