A storyteller is a person who stands in front of people and tells them a story or a number of stories so that we can relay a certain narrative. Storytelling is definitely an art that is not mastered by everyone that is mastered by people who have trained and have been telling stories for quite some time. There are a few factors to take into consideration when you want to become a good storyteller. Of course, you have to practice everyday in front of the assimilation of audiences or an audience. But they are starting small details that you can add on to your storytelling routine that will help you become and develop into a good and even maybe the best storyteller. In this article, we shall discuss which small details to insert a new storytelling routine in order to become a good storyteller. We shall be essentially mastering the art and craft of storytelling.
One of the things to do while storytelling is to start with a hook. This simply implies that the story has something that is going to capture the audience’s attention and make them concentrate on the story more than ever. Take into consideration the audience and determine which hook or type of sentence or paragraph you can recite or tell them that will act as a hook to capture the attention. Who can one sentence a paragraph or even one word? As long as it captures the attention of the listener.
Another thing you can incorporate into your storytelling routine is having a point to the story. You need to make sure that you’re not telling the story aimlessly. Let the story have a lesson or immoral that the audiences can take from it. You can also tell the story to point out a foley in our society as is. When you come back with a story of a storytelling routine you can decide to include the moral of the story as a sentence or you can let the audience decide for themselves what they have learned from the story.
Another thing you can incorporate into your storytelling routine is the time that you tell the story. A happy story or a story with a happy ending can be narrated in the evening so that the audience can relax and even be engaged both in their minds in order to gain the satisfaction of relaxing to a good story. It is important also to be aware of the fact that we influence the time that your audience is available for the storytelling session. Ultimately the time that you tell the story will be of much importance.
Another thing you can consider to add on to your storytelling routine is identifying and trying as much as possible to relate to the culture of your audience. If you are telling a story for example in a Caribbean country identify their norms in the society and the customs that they practice. Identify what they considered taboo and what words that when used we naturally have a proper meaning. When you make this connection with your audience they relate with you more and open up to your story and what you were expecting to learn from it.