Sunday, April 25, 2010

Glory of a story: Craig Harrison

Craig Harrison wrote an article called the Glory of the Story in the March 2010 issue of Toastmaster magazine. He is a Distinguished Toastmaster and the founding chairman of the National Speakers Association’s Storytellers Professional Emphasis Group (NSA PEG).

Craig notes that Toastmasters (and other public speakers can learn five things from storytellers:

1. Vocal Variety
2. Stage Presence
3. The power of the Pause
4. Imagery
5. Setting the Stage

Conversely, storytellers can learn five things from Toastmasters:

1. Speaking “in the moment”
2. The Value of the Introduction
3. Developing One’s Internal Time Clock
4. Live Audiences
5. Immediate Feedback

Craig has other articles about storytelling posted on his web site. There is a long handout from his 2009 presentation at the NSA PEG on the Speaker as Storyteller.


Karen Chace said...

Could you tell me about the painting/illustration at the top of this blog post? I have searched google images but have not found any information. Thank you.

Karen Chace

Richard I. Garber said...

Karen: It is a cropped and flipped over version of a painting by Albert Anker that is here on wikimedia Commons: