Learning how to tell stories is a key skill for writing books, publicizing books, social sharing, and marketing books. Readers respond to stories.
Here are a few tips from storyteller and comedian Tim Hartman on how to tell powerful stories:
1. Don’t be spastic. Tone it down. Relax your delivery. Talk more softly.
2. Keep it simple. Use no gimmicks. Just tell the story.
3. Be enthusiastic. If you enjoy the story, your audience will enjoy the story.
4. Be relatable. “As a storyteller its your job to let people know that you’ve been in a situation just like them,” Hartman says.
5. Know your story. Be prepared. Practice. Find the heart of the story.
6. Use details. Show, don’t tell.
7. Don’t be inhibited. Reach out of your comfort zone.
Here is Tim performing The King of the Forest, cabaret style:
About John Kremer
John Kremer is author of 1001 Ways to Market Your Books, the Relationships Matter Marketing program, and many other books and reports on book marketing, Internet marketing, social media, and book publicity. -- John Kremer on Book Marketing.
I heard about a great MOOC (free university online courses, for everybody) entitled “The future of storytelling”, and I wanted to share the good news with everybody interested in storytelling.
The MOOC will be about :
• storytelling basics,
• serial formats (on the TV, web and beyond),
• storytelling in role-playing games,
• interactive storytelling in video games,
• transmedia storytelling,
• alternate-reality gaming,
• augmented reality and location-based storytelling,
• the role of tools,
• interfaces and information architectures in current storytelling.
The course starts on October 25th, 2013, so enrol now and don’t forget to share the good news with your friends :)
You can follow this URL to to discover the course and/or enrol : https://iversity.org/courses/the-future-of-storytelling
May be I’ll meet other readers of “Book Marketing Bestsellers” in the MOOC?! :)
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