Personal story makes or breaks a great speaker. I do believe in it, more and more do too. Weather in a corporate or any kind of work environment, in politics or community (and even personal life) it is important to be able to express an important idea (point, theme) through a story, a personal story going directly to the audience heart and soul and connecting.We began a Personal) Storytelling Workshop at Lewisham Speakers club, meeting each month from 30 November to March, learning and experimenting the different aspects of crafting a great story. there is much to learn and experiment:
- Their importance and how to find them from our life, what we learned and what point we want to make to, digging deep into ourselves (and what is a 'story')
- What we put in from our experience and what we leave out, (depends on the most important point we want to make each time and how craft it into a Story, adding Dialogue, Drama, Humour
- How we embody (learn) it and find the best ways to convey it with body language, voice, and all the ways we have in oral storytelling.
- How we deliver it to the audience living in the moment, and connecting,
We can even have one more meeting to give each other feedback and use also audience's feedback and go on, to another level.
There is so much to learn! Together, we can learn better.