How to become a better storyteller

By Limor Shiponi

How to become a better Storyteller

This page unravels the story of G – an average storyteller who wishing to become better. The possibility of documenting his voyage, popped-up after reading through a discussion ignited by the question “are men better storytellers?” The training was planned for a period of ten months, during which I shared with my readers most of what G and myself were doing.

You are welcome to read, ask, contribute, debate and walk along G’s voyage as he took on the challenges of a storyteller’s journey.

Intake: Reviewing a storyteller’s path; How will I know I have become a better storyteller?; 6 questions I ask every training storyteller; What do you think about the storyteller?

Text and narrative research: In search for understanding through text; Deeper into the narrative; Full text analysis and performance decisions. Attached: Storytellers and movement.

Movement and voice: Core emotion, core movement; The power of a spoken word; Tight focus on missing visuals; Storytelling magic. Attached: Working with feedback.

Literary textsHow to handle descriptions in a literary story you want to tell orallyFour ways to prepare literary stories for oral telling.

Folktales: Storytelling | being committed to the event; Trust the listener (witness); Meet the listeners where co-creation is possible; Is it a good tale?Revisiting tales as characters | finding hidden dimensionsWhat’s important in a tale?; Attached: Like Brothers Grimm to Storytelling.