Ask the Author: Storyteller Tactics

Session #2: June 2023

Steve answered questions on how to get people excited about a workshop, how to tell stories about airline accidents, how to tell stories about grief and much more.

Watch the video here.

Session #1: May 2023

Q: How can I use storytelling tactics to engage with mums on email list?

A: There’s a 5 day guide on the blog site that includes tips on writing better emails. A good email is a mix of Story Hooks and Cut to the Chase.

Q: What’s the best structure for testimonies for recovering addicts?

A: Man in a Hole – it’s the story of any difficult journey through life. 

Q: How do I finish my stories effectively? I’ve been using chat GPT, but it doesn’t do good endings. 

A: Happy Ever Afters, but also worth taking a look at 5 Ts. And here are some ideas on using chatbots to tell your story.

Q: How do I use Storyteller Tactics to present to management team on subjects that are very technical but the audience may not be. 

A: Sometimes you need a good metaphor or analogy, but there’s no card for that in the current deck. Use Data Detectives and Stories that Convince

Q: How do I link the storyteller and workshop decks?

A: There’s a handy blog post here on exactly that question.

There’s a video and transcript of the session on the Fathom platform, including a list of chat questions and responses.

June’s Ask the Author session.

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