Mudcat Café message #1787914 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #92900   Message #1787914
Posted By: GUEST,Mike Miller
20-Jul-06 - 12:36 AM
Thread Name: Story selection - storytelling to adults
Subject: RE: Story selection - storytelling to adults
You betcha, Kaleea. Using names in tha audience promotes identification and not just for those actually named. The others will experience what H. Allen Smith called "vicarious vertigo", the thrill of remote connection with fame. I never do a kids show without using everyone's name. Teens and adults like it, too. It might not give a story credibility but it involves the listeners as participants and that is always a good idea.

                     Mike