How to make a great StoryMaking a great story
helping you tell a great story every time.
An 8-tip guide to making you a great storyteller
Be it a reunion, a relaxed night with your boyfriends or a meeting with your hairdresser, telling an amusing story seems a great way to make your crowd happy. Being in a good story can even mean the distinction between being hired and not being in a relation.
For many of us, however, the skill of storytelling no longer seems tangible. I' m sure you know what it's like to have someone with very poor narrative aptitudes. Being a storyteller, it can be good to tell someone else about your issues. Many times we tell tales to calm our wounded emotions, disappointment or the feeling of having made a wrong decision.
Such tales can adversely impact the well-being of our audience. It is likely that if you are at all a sensitive person, you will be resonant with the bad emotions of those who are sharing their sorrowful experience with you. So Kellas and her co-workers chose to explore how they felt after listening to their buddies tell a story that brought some kind of trouble.
Scientists enlisted a random sampling of 49 couples of boyfriends (students broadly split between the sexes) in which one would tell a story and the other would hear a story. There was a stipulation that the fans share negative tales and in the controls, they related incidents without a certain sentiments.
Tales were narrated on three different dates. The audience and narrators filled out a questionnaire three week later to assess their moods and psychological state. As Kellas expects, there were some positive impacts of storytelling on the narrators in the form of lesser adverse impacts in the course of the 3 interaction, regardless of the state.
Revelations of any kind, whether negatively or neutrally, seem to have a beneficial effect on the overall atmosphere of a storyteller. However, there was a surge in the upward trend for the audience at the point in the post-processing. To conclude, "This large cluster of adverse effects indicates that small dose audiences are able to cope with the adverse effects of others hearing about their hard experience, but thinking about these experience can have harmful effects on human health in the course of time" (p. 856).
One of the surprises of the survey was that the narrators of hard to understand tales felt that their hearing companions were less and less trained as comunicators. In other words, the more you listen to a story that tells you unhappy tales, the more likely you are to be sending hints of your own lack of interest and uncomfort.
It is as if narrators of bad histories become adversely amplifying attractions that humans want to avert. Against this backdrop, these 8 directives should help to ensure that your story is well accepted by others: They know what happend in a certain situations and where your story is going, but not your audience.
It' tends to get easily confused with your own particulars, especially if you have a ghost who tends to migrate and is not so good at working on his thoughts. Tales that have a potentially objectionable topic or contents, such as those in which you send your own resource to others who don't have it, should be processed or not at all.
There is no point in making your audience uncomfortable because they don't have the money to buy in the high-priced place that was the setting for your story of how you overpaid for a muffler. As we tell a story more often, the more small things we are adding, and as we do so, these tales are drifting further and further away from the reality of what actually occurred.
There is no need to reread a screenplay every story you tell, but you may want to play it through in your head. It' s especially important to predict the end, because it allows you to walk a more straightforward way through the arch of the story from beginning to center to the last culminating part.
Respect the human beings in your story: When you talk about someone else, you want to make sure you don't reveal any secret about that at all. In a nutshell, the 30-second lift talk we're all supposed to make when we see a foreigner is a good principle for storytelling.
They could walk for as long as a moment or two, but anything longer than that will put far too much attentiveness on you that would be well shared with your audience. Since the Nebraska explorers discovered, audience can be anxious and bothered by listening to a story that relates to a challenging adventure, especially if those negatively-colored tales are reviewed over the years.
When you have a really sorry story to tell, make sure that you have properly trained your audience and also that you do not continue so long and in such detail that you burden them. Storytelling is a part of the process of interacting naturally and comfortably. If you tell these tales with these hints in your head, you and your audience will be able to support each other.