Storytelling Tips

Choose a Story

  • Choose a type of story you are comfortable with – sad, funny, with or without sounds

  • Keep it short and simple 

Learn the Story

  • Do not memorize the story word for word. Leave yourself room to be creative.

  • Identify the main events and learn the sequence.

  • Practice telling the story in your own words

Tell the Story 

  • Do not speed through the tale; tell it slowly

  • Stick to gestures that go with the story

  • Don’t be afraid to have characters show emotion (this is the fun part!)

  • Meet the eyes of the audience

Don’t worry about being nervous – it’s unavoidable

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