Thursday, November 11, 2010
How to Improve Your Storytelling Skills is a nice little overview with some very useful tips.
Storytelling is not a lost art and we all have to be good at storytelling at one point or another. Practice makes perfect so you should pay attention to every performance and listen to other people’s comments and criticism so you can improve your craft. Ultimately, the reason why you are telling a story is for you to get a specific message across, and you can only do this with the proper skills, confidence, and lots of practice.
The author says you can also act out parts of the story. This is really a skill one has to learn over time and there are not many storytellers and presenters in our UX world who are actually good at acting out parts of their story. Eric Reiss comes to mind. He is definitely a great presenter and storyteller.
No matter what you do, you have to believe in your story - otherwise your audience will soon lose interest in you and your narration.