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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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99 Second Story by Walt Belcher

Walt Belcher Tells a 99 Second Story

On March 31st we will be sharing all of the stories people shared with us over the past two months during our 99 Second Story Contest. There you’ll be able to vote on this one!

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99 Second Story – Featuring Nadia Felecan

Nadia Felecan at second city tells a 99 second story

Nadia Felecan told this 99 second story for the first time at Sean Wellington’s 99 second story slam. And it’s going to take her to the Grand Slam in a few weeks. Meanwhile, if you want to see more of these 99 second stories, check them out on our website here. It’s a little on …

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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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David Sedaris’ Masterclass Review (Buy the Book)

David Sedaris in lights

I recently posted a listicle of the top ten things I liked about David Sedaris’s Masterclass. I’m going to free associate on those in greater detail now. Everyone says write every day but there was a snark and condescension in the way he said it that hit home. This apathy and almost disdain for other …

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99 Second Story Featuring – Jay Rohr

Jay Rohr dark 99 second stories

So many good lines in this story. My current favorite, “Believe it or not, I didn’t die.” Levels of funny. I played this to one of our board members and he said, “That’s some good shit,” three times. Jay Rohr reminds me of a roommate I had after college. A loveable kind of gristle. There’s …

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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

Vanessa T

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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Andrew Shelffo – 99 Second Story Contest

Rules for contest

Enter to Win! But before you do, check out the competition!

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