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Most new tellers struggle with expressiveness in their telling. When telling a story you want to bear in mind several things to determining your level of expressiveness.
By: K. Sean Buvala
1. What’s natural to you or required by the story itself? Different tellers and different tales all have a natural expressiveness. Often new tellers try to mimic the style of a favorite or influential teller. That doesn’t work very well-you need to use your natural style.
2. What’s the size of your group? Telling for 400 grade-school students requires a much broader range of expressiveness that telling for 5 or 6 adults in a home setting. In general, telling on stage requires a much broader range of body expressions than does telling for the camera.
Experts overall agree that most communication is at least 90% non-verbal. Expressiveness therefore must include not only your words, but the inflection, pacing and tone of your voice.
Name: K. Sean Buvala
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