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By Jesse Scinto, MS, DTM

The Pathways learning experience—also places a high value on storytelling in speeches. Here are a few tips from “Connect with Storytelling,” an elective project available in all 11 paths in Pathways.

  • Use vivid descriptions. Descriptive language that evokes specific imagery helps paint a mental picture for your audience. “A good storyteller’s eloquent descriptions can transport [your] audience to another place and time.”
  • Consider your tone. When deciding on your story’s content, be aware of the occasion and your audience. Share a story that resonates positively. “A story told at a wedding or funeral may be moving, funny, or both. The most important component in choosing your topic is relating it to the audience and the event.”
  • Use expressive dialogue. If dialogue is part of your story, share the words that are said. “Write it out in the format of a script with characters saying the lines. The best storytellers take on different roles as they tell a story.”


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