Let’s spice things up by going back to the roots – charismatic storytellers getting on a stage and delivering a compelling story to a crowd. Find us near the door on February 20th at Ford Food + Drink and throw your name in the hat; not only for the opportunity to tell your 3-minute story on stage, but to WIN an evening out on SE Uplift. Your evening out will include pair of tickets to our Host Jay’s next show, ADMINISTRATION, and ice cream for two at Salt & Straw!
Names of storytellers will be drawn through out the night by your host–with the final PRIZE drawing at the night’s end. That’s all there is to it. Easy-Peasy!
So, you’re pretty sure you have a great story? Can you tell it in 3 minutes? We bet you can. Now on to the basics of telling a live story.
You checked out our post about themes, right? Good. Keep the following in mind when you ponder potential stories:
1) A good story needs stakes. They’re what gets the audience engaged. Consider what you and the others in your story have to gain or lose. Why is the story important to you and what about it will keep the audience’s interest?
2) Keep the set up minimal. Give the audience the facts they need in order to follow the story and then jump into the action. Ideally, your first sentence is a hook and you can give the audience everything they need as it comes up in the story.
3) Know your ending. It seems obvious, but we can’t stress the importance of the punch line enough. Keep your destination in mind and you shouldn’t have any trouble getting there.
If you have story to share based on one of our current themes, but are not in town or are unavailable to share it live, please email it to firstname.lastname@example.org!