Storytelling and Communication Styles (COM0014 – Blog Post #2)

“Storytelling is the interactive art of using words and actions to reveal the elements and images of a story while encouraging the listener’s imagination.”  (www.storynet.org/resources/whatisstorytelling.html)

When writing a story there is a few things you should keeping in mind.

 

Use the inverted pyramid

Most readers are only going to scan your story, by putting the information that you want them to know first they might decide to keep reading, this is where you can go more into detail.

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Proofread, proofread, proofread

Grammar, Spelling and Punctuation can go a long way.  As you can see below, one misplaced punctuation mark can change the whole sentence.

There is more then one way to tell a story

Writing

We use the most common method everyday, In fact by writing the blog post I am telling a story. When you post a picture on Instagram or a status on Facebook, you are telling a story.

reenacting

Another way to tell a story is by reenacting. Historical reenactments are my favourite form of storytelling.

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the Provincial Marine was a coastal protection service similar to a militia from 1796–1910.

As a member of the Provincial Marine re-enactment group,  I’m not just telling the story, I also get to demonstrate what it was like 200 years ago.

 

When telling a story what method of storytelling do you like to use?

 

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1 www.storynet.org/resources/whatisstorytelling.html

http://www.wrightanglemarketing.com/2014/07/29/does-bad-grammar-affect-your-bottom-line/

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