Every week on Tuesday at 11am CST #ideaschat has an hour-long chat with a new topic. This week’s topic was about storytelling. Question #3 was “What makes for a great storyteller?” Thirteen people gave some great responses.
Vulnerability, honesty, wit, ability to captivate, telling the right story at the right time, honesty, passion, live first & write later, the message must have impact, finding your audience, connecting with your audience, and authenticity, raw Authenticity, and conflict.
Here’s the original tweets:
Q3 What makes for a great storyteller?
— Chicago Ideas Week (@chicagoideas) August 21, 2012
A3: Vulnerability. Period.
— CoreyBlake9000 (@CoreyBlake9000) August 21, 2012
A3: Honesty. Wit doesn’t hurt, either.
— PAPER/PLATES (@Paper_Plates_) August 21, 2012
A3 The one trait that makes a great story teller is the ability to captivate–hands down.
— ChicagoBlogNet (@ChicagoBlogNet) August 21, 2012
A3 I think anyone can be a storyteller. It’s all about telling the right story at the right time…especially in
— Craig Wortmann (@craigwortmann) August 21, 2012
A3 Honesty and passion!
— JBChicago Agency (@JBChiMarketing) August 21, 2012
A3: not sure if i heard from another source or my own head but i feel i was once told to live first & write later
— Milan Jajic (@MilanJajic) August 21, 2012
A3: A storyteller can be almost anything, but the message must have impact. It’s not really a story if no one listens, right?
— Blueye Creative(@BlueyeCreative) August 21, 2012
@chicagoideas I think it is in fact a story if no one listens. Finding your audience is just as key as the story itself #ideaschat
— Anthony Roberts (@AntTheWriter) August 21, 2012
@chicagoideas A3: Passion and authenticity #ideaschat
— AJ Livsey (@clevahgrrl) August 21, 2012
A3-Conflict. Tho it’s too bad we don’t find happy scenes as compelling as conflict. Romantic comedies wld be a 90-minute act 1.
— AJ Jacobs (@ajjacobs) August 21, 2012
@chicagoideas A3: being authentic and connecting with your audience. #ideaschat #storytelling
— Mavara Agha (@mavagha) August 21, 2012
Q3 Raw Authenticity.
— Katie Christensen (@ktfromchicago) August 21, 2012