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Noah Firestone

Noah lives in Columbus Ohio, where he put on Journey to the End of the Night, and sits on the Board of Directors for Story Luck.

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Story Arc or How to Keep Your Audience’s Attention

The idea of a story arc is a concept you’re probably familiar with. We talk about it a lot in our Workshop Workshop because we’ve found it a versatile tool. The Workshop Crew uses it to think about and reason through our stories. It’s a way of mapping tension inside of the three act structure. …

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Workshop Workshop Featuring Tim Barnes

Workshop Workshop Tim Barnes

Tim Barnes is a Los Angeles born Brooklyn-based comedian and writer whose absurdist humor brings light to social issues from unexpected angles.

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5L1K and the Importance of Listening Well

Listening is a skill

A big part of our Workshop! Workshop! lessons is that everything’s a skill, and if you practice you’ll get better. Listening is a skill. It’s an almost meditative skill. Often, we don’t think about listening as being a skill because so much of our listening has become passive listening. Passive listening is hearing the person …

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Doug Lipman, Listening, and 5L1K

These posts are adapted from the 20 minute lessons on story telling presented by Dan at the beginning of our Workshop! Workshop! show. All links are affiliate links. Here at Story Luck we really liked Doug Lipman’s Book on Storytelling. It’s a huge influence on us. I want to relay an anecdote Doug recounts in …

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How Does One Lean in to Listen Well?

People listening

When you listen to other people it’s practice for when you have to listen to yourself. What you’re listening for is subtle but it helps you when you apply that found knowledge to your own stories.

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Workshop Workshop Featuring – Vanessa Tardiff from I love Bad Star Trek

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Join us Monday6pm CentralFreeTwitch.tv/storyluckFacebook Invite Vanessa Loves Bad Star Trek Vanessa Tardiff has been calling Chicago home for the last decade since leaving home in Washington, D.C. But we get the sense she’d be just as happy on the bridge of the Enterprise. As soon as she was capable of spelling she tells us, she …

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The Power of Listening

Food and Fam

Deep listening is an active process. Fundamentally what you are aiming for is to understand what the other person is trying to convey. Often that means you will need to ask questions to help clarify and fill in any details that are missing.

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Elaborative vs Repetitive Mothers

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One group is the Elaborative Mother and the other is the Repetitive Mother. The Repetitive Mother tells you just the facts. She places importance on the order of events and she wants to know why you’re telling the story. She wants to help you get through it and so she’ll ask questions and create scaffolding to help you create your story to help you be succinct and direct.

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IMPLICIT VS EXPLICIT LEARNING

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These posts are adapted from the 20 minute lessons on story telling presented by Dan at the beginning of our Workshop! Workshop! show. As you know, here at Story Luck we’re really into the idea of skills being general across the board. Storytelling is a skill and general rules about skills are applicable. So you …

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SCAFFOLDING

These posts are adapted from the 20 minute lessons on story telling presented by Dan at the beginning of our Workshop! Workshop! show. In my work as a teacher, I’ve found scaffolding is an effective tool to help people learn. This is something Dan talked about in his Workshop! Workshop! back in early January. And …

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