Learning To Tell a Story
Something I have always been fascinated by is the way good orators can tell stories, no matter how small or big, and these orators include anyone from people online giving speeches to your friend next to you who, when they speak about any particular incident, will make you laugh to your wit's end.
I feel like while I know how to speak, I don't think I have the skill to take that story to the next level, but that doesn't mean I cannot work on myself to improve that skill.
I have spoken about the idea of storytelling being an artform in an article before, one which I wrote maybe a year or so ago, and since then I feel I have learnt a lot from just putting myself out there not only through these articles but also in front of the lens, in all my awkward glory!
There really is something beautiful in the way a story can whisk you away into a separate reality in your mind, and make you feel like you are actually a part of the events taking place within.
So, that got me thinking about what would it take me to actually be able to get better at this skill, was it the confidence? the charisma? the gestures? or something else?
Well, to put it simply, I feel like it's a mixture of it all plus the most important factor, it is how well you know the story you are narrating. To get your audience truly invested in what you're saying, you need to know your story inside and out and know what beats you want to hit when you tell it.
Sounds simple, doesn't it? But that's the thing... The simplicity of it all is what truly makes it difficult, and to be honest, I think I'm up for the challenge!
So, here is a challenge I'm setting for myself in the coming week, for the next article, I will be writing a short story and if any of you Sheeples are interested in joining me on this endeavor then DM us with your own short story by Friday or post it on your feeds and tag us along with using the hashtag #sheepleshorts
I just wanted to share something that's always fascinated me with you all and I hope I was able to articulate that to you through this article.
This is Ayushman Jain (1000Minus7) signing out!