We asked six professional storytellers what advice they would give to aspiring storytellers.
‘Practice, practice, and more practice’, was the recurring thread in their suggestions. But listening came a close second; followed by watch and learn from other storytellers you admire.
OK, you want to be a storyteller. Here are six ways to die on stage.
First, you could fidget about up there, so that everyone is fixated on your fidgeting instead of your story.
Second, you could avoid eye contact with your audience. That should do it.
Third, you could try "umm-ing" and "err-ing" your way through the story, too.
And you could tell a long, rambling story. That should get 'em fiddling with their smartphones in no time.
You could also try talking in a slow, mon-o-to-nnn-e voice.