Mudcat Café message #1787291 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #92900   Message #1787291
Posted By: GUEST,Mike Miller
19-Jul-06 - 11:04 AM
Thread Name: Story selection - storytelling to adults
Subject: RE: Story selection - storytelling to adults
Even if your stories are classics and you just can't bring yourself to lie about them (No good deed goes unpunished), you should, still, begin your presentation with a "personal" story as a warmup. Audiences are more comfortable with reality (real or imagined) and, once you've got them, you can lay on the gnomes and trolls with abandon. I am not suggesting that you start off with, "Once upon a time, I was a princess in a tower." You can, and should, tell about something that really happened to you or to a relative but, if your life has been truly uneventful, you'll have to borrow a little.

                           Mike