Activities, ideas, suggestions, etc.

Below are just a few of the useful suggestions I have collected over the years from the Storytell listserv. They are published here with the writers’ kind permission.

A further collection of my own activities is on the Articles on storytelling page.

Why storytelling is important (© Kimberley King)

The Stage Fright FAQ

Amy Cuddy: Your body language shapes who you are
An excellent TED Talk video showing how body language affects not only the way others see us, but also the way we perceive ourselves

Eye contact (© Sean Buvala)
A useful compendium of points to remember.
I would add that eye contact should always give the impression you are looking at someone in the audience, not looking for somethingin the room.

STORYTELLING: A Non-literate Approach to Teaching Reading
An article by Tim Jennings

Unfortunately, Fortunately – a storytelling game described by Tim Sheppard

Voice care (© Faye)

Alexander Technique


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Permission to tell outlines my views on copyright

For those who are teachers: Telling stories in the classroom: basing language teaching on storytelling