Expanding the Essential Points



1. Use the Blueprint you created in the last chapter, and add your essential points to each part of your story.

Be sure to keep only those points without which the story wouldn't stand on its own. Working on these essential points will also help you remember the story for any future usage.

2. Let's practice on your own: now you have your blueprint with essential points. Quickly prepare a short story, tell it to someone you know and request feedback.

You can choose from the following:

  • Recording. Record yourself telling the story. Then listen to/watch it before giving it to someone to your story, then give it to someone you know.
  • Bar talk. Take a colleague out for a drink and tell them your story as something great you just heard - an anecdote, a story.
  • Text. Write it down and give it to someone to read.

Tip: you can ask your listener/reader to give feedback on your story and to answer the following three questions:

  1. What captivated you?What would you like to know more about?
  2. What would you like to know more about?
  3. Where did I lose your attention?
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