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Sue Hinkel's Tips for Telling

Some basic things to think about when telling a story may not be about the story itself but about physical appearance and more.

Here are three things to consider.


Yes, wear some, that is the first thing! Choose something that isn’t more interesting than your story. For example: Don’t wear a sweater that has12 ribbons hanging down the front with a jiggle bell on the end of each ribbon. The bells will make a jiggling sound even if the clapper is taken out of each bell; the metal bells

will still clang against each other and can be annoying. That lesson was learned the hard way.


Jewelry, such as bracelets and necklaces can be annoying and noisy when they clang against each other while performing. Coins in the pockets will do the same thing. These noises often interfere with what the sound system picks up.


Tell the story with some appropriate pauses, which

This is the registration link for the Nov 18 RAPS Tellabration event.

will give your audience a chance to laugh, catch up with the story, or to realize a point in your story.

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