How to Tell a Great Story: The 3 Cs of Storytelling

Even nonfiction authors need to be storytellers! Develop your storytelling skills by learning the 3 Cs of #Storytelling in this video tutorial

Nonfiction writers need good storytelling skills and techniques as much as do fiction writers. Watch this video tutorial with the 3 Cs of Storytelling

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Nonfiction Writing and Storytelling Skills: How Much of My Story Do I Tell? Video Tutorial

One of the most common questions I get from nonfiction authors about storytelling is how much of your own story to tell. Get that question answered in this video tutorial.

If you've ever struggled with how much of a personal story to include in an article or nonfiction book chapter, you're not alone. That's one of the biggest issues about which people ask me with regard to storytelling.

Watch this video tutorial to gain insight into how much of your story to tell and how to focus on relevance and emotion in order to connect with your reader.

For more help with storytelling skills, you can get the streaming or DVD format of Story Power, a 90 minute in-depth storytelling class I did in Atlanta.

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Storytelling Techniques: How Can I Find and Use Stories in Your Life to Teach My Audience?

Simple storytelling techniques help you connect with your ideal audinece in a way facts never can. Find out how to notice and use the stories that are right there in your everyday life, waiting for discovery!

 

having storytelling techniques at your fingertips can provide tremendous inspiration for blogging, videos, and more.

When feeding my flock of chickens one day, they were clambering all over me and the food trying to get at it, and I realized what a fantastic demonstration of “feed your hungry market” they had created, so I made a video!

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You don't have to be talking exclusively about your topic or expertise in order to teach something valuable to your audience. Metaphorical examples are among the best storytelling techniques, because you're connecting the dots for the reader in a way that tends to bypass resistance.

Where to find storytelling ideas

Story ideas are absolutely EVERYWHERE. Just pay attention while you're off living life. Here is an example I love.

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What raising chickens has taught me about pitching (articles)

by Garrett Heath

Growing tired of the hefty price for organic, free-range eggs, I began keeping chickens in my San Antonio backyard.

I watched my feathered flock of Ruby, Tallahassee, and Shiloh grow from little chirping fuzzballs to sizeable clucking hens.

Though it appeared that they might never start laying, the past two weeks I have had my fill of farm-fresh eggs. I have found a lot of similarities between raising chickens and pitching stories and news for placement:

Do your research.

Prior to getting chickens, I did a lot of research into raising them. I gathered information on everything I could—from the best breed of chicken for my climate to how long chicks should stay under a heat lamp.

As you begin pitching stories, you have to go through a similar style of research. Subscribe to RSS feeds and look at what content does well on the sites you want to place content on. Do research into the editors and creators of the site. Share their stories on Twitter, or comment on Facebook. A little preparation can go a long way.

Baby chicks need gentle hands.

Baby chicks are delicate. They must have either the warmth of a heat lamp or a mother hen because it’s easy for chicks to get cold.

There is medicated chick feed to prevent Cocciodosis, a parasite to which chicks are particularly susceptible. Because they are smaller and more fragile, you have to be gentler in handling a chick than a full-grown hen.

Approaching an outlet you have never written for is different from approaching one you have a relationship with. Emails with a familiar editor can be more casual, but you’d be wise to approach correspondence with a new person more carefully.

Grapes are different from broccoli.

As my chickens began to develop, moving out from under the heat lamp and into the backyard, I found they loved treats—something different from the usual feed I scatter for them.

They have discerning taste, though. Tomatoes, strawberries, and grapes (their favorite) will bring them running, but foods such as cucumbers or broccoli warrant only mild interest before they turn their beaks away in disgust.

Knowing not only what types of content, but also the tone in which they should be written, is key to ensuring the outlet you pitch to is receptive. After all, no one likes broccoli. Not even chickens.

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An egg—finally (have a carton ready).

I thought my chickens would never lay eggs. I put a lot of effort into raising them from fluffy chicks to adult hens, from making sure they had a cozy coop, to waking up early (and I am not a morning person) to feed and water them.

I grew disillusioned as I checked the nesting box; it evolved from being something I looked forward to with anticipation of that first egg to a perfunctory task. Then it happened: On one of those routine checks I got an egg—and I kept getting eggs, multiple eggs, every day, allowing me to enjoy farm fresh, organic, free-range omelets and quiche whenever I got the craving.

Placing articles takes the same dogged determination, but when you find an outlet receptive to your stories you can build a trusting, professional relationship. Stories get pitched, your news appears on the site, omelets get made.

Garrett Heath blogs for Rackspace and has experience as a technical project manager in the cloud. Read his personal blog on restaurants and culture in San Antonio, or follow him on Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, and App Dot Net @gmh.

What can you learn from these examples?

1. Be present to what is happening in life.

2. Notice where you can draw a connection between the event and your customers/readers.

3. Keep something on which to take notes handy. (phone, notepad, etc.)

4. use these stories to teach your audience.

For more help with storytelling, get a fun yet intensive storytelling workshop on the Story Power storytelling techniques training, which you can get.as a download or DVD from Amazon. Get it right now.

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