Ira Glass and Audio Storytelling
What I learned!
Storytelling is a lot like a conversation between two people. In the instance of most examples, it is between the narrator and the listener. There has to be some mutual communication between the two parties. There is a give and take, the person telling the story answers the unspoken questions of the person listening. If the person or audio file does not answer these unspoken questions, there won’t be any understanding on the part of the listener.
Whenever you are telling someone a story, you have to give all the details. I record videos for the place I work, and when I do so, I imagine I am speaking to someone who can’t speak back. If I give all the information up front, there is better understanding and less chance of anything staying “up in the air.” My boss told me that antic-dote, but a lot of that was in the audio/video I listened to this week.
There is so much more to learn about telling stories, but I think this is a great start. As I am writing this, I am still listening to more, so I can continue to learn throughout the experience.