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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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Workshop Workshop Featuring Cat Dean

Many Faces of Cat Dean

I’m Cat Dean. I’m fairly new to storytelling, having only jumped right in with both feet in 2020. But, I have ventured to tell at several Moth events virtually, and with Grit–True Stories That Matter. I’m also a member of a local improv/sketch comedy theater group called Phoenix Theater Group. And, when I’m not doing …

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Narrative and the Sense of Self

Sense of Self

These posts are adapted from the 20 minute lessons on story telling presented by Dan at the beginning of our Workshop! Workshop! show. Narrative in the manner talked about the other day, allows us to have a cohesive sense of self over a vast level of time. We order events, imbue them with meaning, and …

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Elaborative vs Repetitive Mothers

Workshop! Workshop!

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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