Storytelling Tips: Creating, Crafting & Telling Stories by Mark GoldmanStorytelling Tips: Creating, Crafting & Telling Stories by Mark Goldman

Storytelling Tips: Creating, Crafting & Telling Stories

byMark Goldman

Paperback | January 1, 2015

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"Mark's 101 snippets of sound advice are clearly written, touched with humor, offered in a common-sense, easily accessible format. This book is a quick yet worthwhile read, gleaned from Mark's own steady growth and experience as a successful storyteller and educator. Gather a tip or two at a time, or make this book your evening's entertainment; it can become a self-coaching guide for any new or learning storyteller and a great enrichment tool for the experienced raconteur."   --Lynette Ford, storyteller and author of Affrilachian Tales: Tales from the African-American Tradition in Appalachia
Mark Goldman has been telling stories his entire life in his many careers as an actor, dancer, teacher, mediator, and therapist. Now, he uses those experiences to weave stories of life, laughter, and inspiration. He has produced the Great Arizona Story Slam, conducts story workshops, coaches tellers and currently teaches The Art of Sto...
Title:Storytelling Tips: Creating, Crafting & Telling StoriesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:190 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.7 inPublished:January 1, 2015Publisher:Parkhurst Brothers Publishers IncLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1624910505

ISBN - 13:9781624910500


Table of Contents

Part 1 General Tips for Storytellers  
1. How Do I Start?  
2. Tell Stories You Love-But Wait, There's More 
3. Don't Tell 
4. Practice, Practice, Practice!  
5. Learn From the Masters  
6. Feedback - Just a Suggestion  
7. What's in Your Pocket?  
8. Self-Appreciation  
9. The Girl with the Lavender Hair  
10. Networking-Increase Your Reach Exponentially  
11. What's That Knocking at the Door?  
12. Rejection is Good  
13. More Than a Model-It's a Process  
14. Ask These Questions-At Least Twice  
15. Don't Get Cocky-The Best Advice I Ever Got  
16. Say It in One Sentence  
17. Serve the Story  
18. Measuring Success  
Part 2 Tips for Creating Stories  
19. Don't Wait for a Story to Find You  
20. Be on the Lookout - Stories Are Everywhere  
21. What's on Your Wall?  
22. A Treasure Trove  
23. Not Just Clothes-But Stories  
24. It May Have Killed the Cat, But It Will Make You a Better Storyteller  
25. There's a Story Attached to That Thing  
26. What Stories May Come  
27. Before-During-After  
28. Your First!  
29. A Superlative Prompt  
30. Idioms-A New Approach to Pourquoi Stories 
31. Leftovers-Mix and Match 
32. Dehydrate Fruits and Vegetables for Use Later 
33. Be Thankful for All the Story Possibilities 
34. Miracles Large and Small 
35. Memories are Made of This  
36. What's This World Coming To? Great Personal Stories! 
37. Get Two, Two, Two Stories in One 
38. Recharge Your Storytelling Engine 
Part 3 Tips for Crafting Stories  
39. What's the Best Camping Stove? 
40. Why This Story?  
41. No Coach Available? Reverse Roles 
42. Barry White Said it Best 
43. Beginnings  
44. Point Positively  
45. Cheers! Take a Tip from the Brits 
46. Smell, Taste, and Touch-The Forgotten Senses  
47. It Just Makes Scents!  
48. POV Changes Everything 
49. There's Always Another Side to the Tale and the Tail  
50. Personification-Make it Personal 
51. How Do I Love Thee? Let Me Count the Ways 
52. Just Walk Away, Renée  
53. Try Going Backwards  
54. A Dose of My Own Medicine 
55. Go Over The Top-Then Dial It Back 
56. Near-Far  
57. Differentiating Character Voices 
58. Walk Like a Man-or a Wolf 
. Sticky Notes-A Tool for Perspective  
. One Bite at a Time  
. Back-Chaining  
. What If?  
. The Endowment Exercise  
. Does the Language Fit?  
. The Language of Latka  
. Build a Back Story with Significant Objects 
. Rhyme, Rhythm and Meter 
. Pause and Effect  
. What a Superlative Idea! 
  • Editorial Reviews

    "Inspiring, insightful, and practical.
    . Mark Goldman defines how to craft, deliver and market storytelling in clear, accessible steps that are as entertaining as they are educational. Tellers of all levels of experience will find useful tips to apply right now to grow their performance skills and storytelling careers."