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  • storytelling is one of the most powerful

  • skills you can learn the people who have

  • the most influence on this planet are

  • good storytellers teachers use them to

  • convey important concept comedians use

  • them to make us laugh companies use them

  • to sell their products and politicians

  • use them to campaign and take power a

  • recent study even found that good

  • storytellers are seen as significantly

  • more attractive and are even considered

  • more important so how exactly do you

  • become a good storyteller

  • well every good story is told in the

  • same exact format that is comprised of

  • three parts if you can learn and master

  • these three parts you can become a

  • significantly better storyteller the

  • first part is to set up this is where

  • you set the scene for your story you

  • give the listener enough detail for them

  • to know what you're going to talk about

  • think of it as the cover of a book if

  • you don't have a proper set up a proper

  • cover people will not listen to your

  • story they're not going to pick up that

  • book you'll hear comments like oh you're

  • so random or haha you're so weird

  • if you do not have a proper setup what

  • you want to make sure to is that your

  • story is relatable to the subject at

  • hand for example if my friends were

  • talking about their crazy college

  • roommates I could bring up a story about

  • my old roommate if my friends are

  • talking about people they looked up to

  • in the past I could bring in a story

  • about my boss who I used to look up to

  • the second part is the content it's here

  • where you get to the meat of the story

  • describes events that occur but if you

  • spend too much time covering unnecessary

  • details people will quickly lose

  • interest

  • I'm sure we've all met those people who

  • just talk and talk and talk and never

  • get to the point it's safe to say people

  • don't really listen to their stories a

  • good principle to remember here is kiss

  • vs kill keep it short and simple versus

  • keeping it long and lengthy if a piece

  • of information is not crucial for the

  • story to make sense

  • do not included think back to the last

  • time you watched a good movie what was

  • going on in your head while you're

  • watching this movie that made it so

  • great it might have been funny or

  • beautiful but the most important factor

  • it had was tension by building more and

  • more tension the listener gets more and

  • more invested they wonder

  • oh my god what's going to happen how

  • will this story and now in order to

  • build tension the meat of your story has

  • to be interesting the events that occur

  • has to be something that doesn't

  • normally happen for example you can tell

  • a story about you going to the

  • supermarket and all that happens is that

  • you buy groceries

  • there's no tension the story is boring

  • if people stopped paying attention

  • halfway to your story it's because

  • you're either killing it or you're not

  • building enough tension the third and

  • final part of a good story is the

  • resolution is here when you release all

  • of the tension you built up in the

  • previous step in comedy the resolution

  • is the punchline in presentations your

  • resolution is your conclusion if you

  • don't properly resolve your story people

  • will not realize your story is done now

  • I know that this is a lot to take in

  • so what we're going to do is we're going

  • to analyze a couple of stories and break

  • down exactly what part is what so you

  • can get an idea of exactly how you

  • should tell a story I think it's very

  • important to have a mentor you can look

  • up to the man who taught me everything I

  • know about hustling work at the chasing

  • your dreams with my old sales manager so

  • one day he was out trying to make

  • himself he knocks on the door and the

  • guy opens up and says what do you want

  • so my boss starts his pitch

  • hi nice to meet you my name is Jim we

  • did some updates in the area i'm just

  • here to talk to you about your internet

  • and the guy goes oh you're a Salesman

  • right we'll get the fuck off my porch

  • now the thing about being a good

  • salesman is that you have to stay

  • persistent you'll be surprised how many

  • extra sales you can make by just

  • standing your ground so my boss goes

  • look I understand you're busy but it's

  • only going to take 30 seconds so the guy

  • reaches behind his back pulls out a gun

  • and pistol with my boss right across the

  • face course and you know what my boss

  • said ok so now can we talk about your

  • internet man I couldn't have asked for a

  • better mentor so if we take a look at

  • this top part right here this is to set

  • up the listener knows that i'm going to

  • talk about a mentor of mine someone who

  • inspired me if we take a look at the

  • second part this is the context the meat

  • of the story

  • what you'll notice is that I'm only

  • mentioning the most crucial details i'm

  • not telling you about the weather that

  • day or what time it is because frankly

  • none of that stuff is important for the

  • story to make sense

  • but you'll also notice is that I throw

  • in sound effects this is something that

  • a lot of good storytellers will do it

  • will add sound effects facial

  • expressions and even change their voice

  • in order to make the story see more

  • animated the listener can see a clear

  • picture of exactly what is happening

  • this line over here

  • the thing about being a good salesman is

  • that you have to stay persistent disk

  • builds tension the listener now knows

  • that my boss is going to do something

  • and if we look at this line right here

  • and you know what my boss said this line

  • right here built a tremendous amount of

  • tension the listeners thinking to

  • himself oh I can feel a punchline coming

  • I wonder what it is and that's when you

  • hit them with the resolution it closes

  • up the whole story shows the listener

  • why I looked up to my boss so much and

  • what you'll notice that i doing a line I

  • couldn't have asked for a better mentor

  • this is what's called a closing

  • statement

  • it shows the listener that the story is

  • now over here is another example when I

  • was in college my roommate had a funny

  • habit of hurting himself in the weirdest

  • ways possible he was by far the

  • unluckiest person I had ever met in my

  • life

  • so one day he comes back into our room

  • looking really really sad so I say Adam

  • what happened man he looks at me and

  • says my girlfriend just broke up with me

  • will do you want to talk about it now be

  • fine

  • sounds like okay understand sometimes

  • guys need to get over things by yourself

  • I turn around and go back onto my laptop

  • and suddenly I hear I turn around and

  • Adam is clutching his arm and there's a

  • knife about an inch deep into his hand

  • looks just spraying everywhere it was

  • crazy

  • so it turns out he had taken out his

  • pocketknife and he threw it at the wall

  • in frustration the knife somehow bounced

  • off the wall and stabbed him back in his

  • own hand

  • I don't know what he did in his previous

  • life because that man definitely did not

  • have god's favor

  • so again the first part of this story is

  • the setup the listener knows that we're

  • going to talk about a roommate of mine

  • who somehow hurt himself the next part

  • is the content is here why describe what

  • happens you'll notice that this content

  • is very dialogue heavy when you have a

  • dialogue heavy story you have to change

  • your voice and make it very animated

  • give each character

  • a slightly different voice for the

  • listener knows who's speaking

  • the last part is the resolution it

  • closes this story and throws in a little

  • joke about luck and karma almost all of

  • the best storytellers out there we'll

  • throw in a pinch of humor

  • regardless of what type of story they

  • are telling if you want to learn more

  • about humor you guys can check out my

  • video on humor which are linked to in

  • the description below

  • not everyone has a different style when

  • it comes to telling stories but you'll

  • notice that the best storytellers will

  • always follow this three-part format if

  • you want to get better a storytelling

  • the best way to do so is by practicing

  • so we're going to do a little exercise a

  • little challenge in the comments below

  • try and write your own story tried to

  • follow all of the tips that I mentioned

  • in this video as well as the three-part

  • format after posting your story i'll

  • give you some constructive criticism

storytelling is one of the most powerful

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    Jacky Avocado Tao posted on 2017/09/14
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