Have you ever tried to be a storyteller in a get together with your family or friends or while travelling in a train with strangers? Being able to tell an entertaining story seems like a terrific way for time pass and to create some impression to your audience. Even if you have tried to be a story teller, it is not necessary that you have end up telling an impressive story. Even though you know a fantastic story it seems that for most of us, the art of telling story seems to be just beyond our capacity.
Storytelling associates us and gets us in contact which is more profound than ourselves, so it’s nothing unexpected that new talent have utilized narrating to convey their very own vision for quite a long time also to build a brand image out of it.
However, one of the important question is that what makes a delightful story? And how can we become good storytellers? And if we are not a good story teller than how can we become the same.
Storytelling is not only about creating images for new talent or branding of new product in the market so that it should reach the target audience. Storytelling is also important to writers and content creators of all kinds, communicating fiction and nonfiction stories.
However, storytelling is something which we are altogether inclined towards it to some extent. Everybody has a fantasy of publishing their own book, and everybody has stories which is fantastic and never-told-before kind that characterize their lives. Believe it or not.
Identify your audience:
We must realize that the general audience for whom we are making the story in light of the fact that it will impact your story on each dimension. If you identify your audience, then it will much easier to reach out to them with our stories and messages.
Identify the context and elaborate:
Being a storyteller, we are aware about the story, we know where our story is heading towards and how it’s going to end. It’s very important for us to set the context and elaborate more about the characters, it’s physical appearance, habits etc.
Don’t lose the grip
If you are not good at editing in real time in your mind to your thought process then it’s obvious that you will get into unwanted details which is not relevant to the stories. Such mistake will distract your audience and you will end up losing the grip of your audience.
Avoid adding unnecessary details.
The more frequently we narrate the same story, the little addition we will in general include, and as we do, those accounts float further and further far from reality of what really occurred. Inevitably, you may finish up depicting something that never happened by any means,
Notice your audience
Make sure to monitor your audience (by making eye contacts, if he is in front of you) and stay connected with them (by seeking feedback, if he is away). Keep it an interactive, if you are in front of audience. If you have a sad story to narrate, be sure that you don’t go for so long that you’re putting stress on the audience. Take your audience on an emotional journey. Make them feel your story.
Story should have unpredictable ending.
If you want your readers or listener to spend some quality time on your story then you better come up with a most unpredictable ending, does not matter if it’s little weird. A Story is good because it has a great ending not because it has an unexpected beginning. Give enough space to your audience to build an ending in their minds but make sure that your ending is different than what they can think of.
You can read one such story written by me.
Book name – “And We Walked Away”
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