How to Tell a Story Effectively

So you might ask me how to tell a story effectively? And what is storytelling by the way! Storytelling is a powerful tool that charismatic leaders used to motivate the people with artful mastery. Yes storytelling in literature have innumerable writers harnessing power of words, to create literary classic. Well, you can be of any age, and telling your story effectively matters in success of life.  If you’re just getting started, story writing and telling stories, then here are some storytelling tips that can help you.

Storytelling must have a clear central message:

A story is labelled great or outstanding when it usually progresses towards a central theme of the story. When creating a story, you should have fair idea of what you’re building toward as at the end of the day storytelling must have a clear central message. If your story has a strong moral, you’ll want to guide listeners or readers towards the centrality of the moral message. If you’re telling a funny story or an engaging story, you might build a twist that will appeal your audience. If you’re telling any story with dramatic tension and suspense, then right up until the climax. Regardless of what story type you are telling, be very clear on a central plot while building your story.

Create a conflict in storytelling:

Want to become an expert storyteller, create a conflict in storytelling.  you can’t shy away from conflict. Expert storytellers create story narratives that have obstacles, hardships woven in the journey of story protagonists. While happy ending stories is something audiences want, it has the  main story characters to struggle to achieve story goals. Sometime showing cruelty to your main story characters—is necessary. Compelling story plots are therefore create a conflict in storytelling in order to become an effective storyteller.

Have a clear structure in storytelling:

For every storyteller have a clear structure in storytelling, there are many different ways to structure a story. The elemental three ingredients a story is – beginning, middle, and end. A successful story will start with an inciting incident. This often leads to a rising action, build to a climax and ultimately settle towards a resolution. There are many books and online storytelling resources that can help to understand the storytelling techniques. Additional ways to learn how to do story structure happens through exposure to great storytellers.

Mine your personal experiences:

When you are telling a real story it directly based on your own personal experience. Reflect back in life for inspiration for new stories. Think about important experiences in your real life and then practice telling them into story narratives.

Engage your audience:

Effective storytelling requires you to connect with your audience. Yes. You should be able to captivate your audience depends upon the mode of storytelling. For example reading aloud a short story for an audience, narrative podcast are different. Your expressiveness of your actions, playing with words, your voice and evoke emotion matters a lot.

Observe good storytellers:

Your personal stories are unique but deliver a story narrative with takeaways. Simply by watching storytellers you admire wont do, so practice with your own stories. Most of us know people who are eloquent are engaging storytellers. Look out for good storytellers in your friends and family circle and learn through observation.

Narrow the scope of the story:

True stories from your own life, is hard to choose, hence remember those important main points rather than every detail. Minute detail of story dilutes the central story flow. So choose a clear beginning and end, then narrow the scope of the story.  Carry the key storyplot events in bullet points so that you don’t miss out but help your audience to follow your