How to become the best storyteller of the world
Choose the stories wisely
Tell your stories by heart
Before you perform or tell a story or poem. You have to walk with it in your heart.
Practice – practice – practice
Settle the stage
The props you take with you on stage should connect to your performance and the stories. Play around with them and be minimalistic. Mostly you do not need a lot of props. So choose them wisely and test, if the performance is more powerful with them. Remember your courage, your voice, your love and your stories together with your public are the most powerful props around.
For me, personal the best storyteller of the world can perform at any place at any time and will find the suitable way to tell his story.
It is all about timing
The best here is to write your own success story. How you became the great storyteller you aimed to be. You will learn about your motivation and your challenges and how you managed them. Take yourself 13 minutes time and start writing your success story.
Feedback – constant learning – it is a journey
You get a lot of feedback, When you tell the story you can feel how deep it reaches its listeners. The different kinds of reaction during the performance. The applause. What people tell you after the show. Some great performers say goodbye at the door to see the public leaving the theatre. They also do this to offer the chance of feedback. Do not react. Sometimes it hurts. But sometimes that is the tip or idea which improves you and your show. So be open to it. You can also ask friends to make little-prepared interviews with your public so you get an insight of what your performance meant for the listeners. There are many ways to get the feedback. After that make a choice if it is helpful for you, and how or if you will take the issues into consideration.
Good Luck on your way of getting a great storyteller – becoming the greatest storyteller of the world
Björn Nonhoff, storyteller since 1990, the best storyteller of his own little world since now