The story teller is actually a genius

In Ira Glass’s videos he proclaims the do’s and don’t about story telling.  He explains that the best thing that you can do for yourself is to tell with your personality.  Use the emotions that you felt at the moment to really draw the listener into the story.  As they show in the third video, he explains a story about his 8th year in radio, and clearly shows -whether you are listening or watching- that you can tell he was deeply embarrassed. The pauses, the chuckles he provides to the audience shows his emotions he felt.   Additionally, he goes on to talk a lot about finding a story and how difficult it can be.  A strong point that he makes is that a story often appears with a bit of luck.  Luck can lead a reporter to a new promotion, with a great story, or out to the streets due to nothing happening.  Timing is key along with persistence to always stay aware.  The most importance advice that Ira gave us was that the more practice he told the better his story telling ability improved.

~Practice doesn’t make perfection, but it defiantly makes you better~

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