Storytelling for healing, resiliency, strength and culture empowerment.
Storytelling & Body Language Pointers
From a Storyteller or Audio Tape:
From Written Material:
Remember you need to tell a story many times before it is stored in your memory, possibly up to 10 times. Stories are best when people hearing them can see vivid pictures in their mind, so use this fact to learn to remember stories. Visualize the scenes in your mind as you tell the story. Great Greek orators learned how to tell stories using visual images as keys. Use the same trick.
A great source for stories is accounts of relatives, events from your life, or scenes from your dreams. Another great idea is to find folktales from your cultural roots. Go to the children’s section of the public library in the folktale division and you will find a great resource.