Good Stories To Tell
"Storytelling is the most powerful way to put ideas into the world today." - Robert McKee
What catches the attention of the listeners and how they perceive everything mentioned in a story?
Well, this may be the first question that a storyteller might have. We all have our own stories to tell and for that we find one person or the other or maybe perhaps a group of people to share our stories with.
Sometimes we have interesting stories to tell and sometimes sad or happy stories to tell, but still retaining their original and intriguing elements.
We can say that stories are a part of our life. The art of storytelling helps not only in creating empathy but also in building relationships. Every story has so much to say - about the people whom we meet, their roots, their journey, their struggles, their approach towards life, behaviour and how they are socially engaged with the people living in the society.
With the evolution in storytelling, many platforms have come up that offer a space to storytellers. A stage for good stories to tell. Various channels of communication are now open and free for anyone who would love to share their stories or life journeys with the audiences. Yes, we are talking about sources of communicating with the people. The new trends and technology have not only helped people to come up with their stories but also be a part of their conversations with others.
One thing that is important in the art of storytelling is to engage in a dialogue, include others to be a part of the narrative, and not simply go on a monologue.
Remembering the old times, when there was no technology, the way people communicated was storytelling in it’s most original form. This is why it seems natural and unique in its own way. And with the advent of technology, we are all the more closely-knit with each other.
One story, earlier shared with a group of 10 people, reaches to 10 millions in a click today.
Here are a few elements that make the art of storytelling more effective:
Stories should be interesting and must engage the audiences. It will not only attract the listeners but also allow them to be a part of these conversations. In addition to this, you yourself should be interested and invested in telling your story, because if you don’t find yourself interesting then no one would like to hear from you.
It must be simple and clear so that the listeners can easily grab the message of what the storyteller is trying to say.
The story must have a beginning, middle and end because if your story doesn’t have all these three elements then the listeners would find themselves lost.
The story must be in present tense because it will not only help the listeners to connect with your story but will help them to have a better understanding. And also it’s a unique trick to present your story.
It makes more impact when you tell your story in a shorter way, will save a lot of your time and would be a better approach to connect with people.
"Sometimes reality is too complex. Stories give it form." - Jean Luc Godard
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