I have had the voice of Matthew Dicks in my head more than any other person this year. I heard him on a podcast, bought his audiobook Storyworthy: Engage, Teach, Persuade, and Change Your Life through the Power of Storytelling, and listened to it. When I was done with the book I wanted more and found his Speak Up Story Telling podcast. Unlike other books on Storytelling that have brilliant messages like “Stories are good,” and “You should learn how to tell stories,” I was THRILLED that I had finally found a book that explained HOW to tell better stories. It is an AMAZING book, and I feel it will benefit anyone who reads or listens to it.

Today I am honored to have the author on my show.

Here are some key points:

Start with a thesis. I use to think something, and then something (the story) happened, and now I think something else.

I would prefer to be entertaining than lengthy and boring. Always serve the story (not yourself).

I think about what I want my audience to feel in certain parts of the story. I make those decisions before I begin crafting my story.

“How about making the first thing you say something that's actually engaging and interesting? Because those first 30 seconds to 60 seconds of a story that is such fertile ground, that is your opportunity to either convince the audience that what is to come is worth listening to, or I don't know what the hell I'm doing. Because I've just bored you for 30 to 60 seconds, and essentially told you nothing.”

Our questions that we asked people like in a podcast, the more specific they are, the more helpful they are to our guests.

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TIME TABLE

01:22 Matthew Dicks Introduction
03:50 When Did You realize Stories Had Power?
08:38 Do Stories HAVE to show vulnerability?
10:14 Is vulnerability Magic?
12:38 How do you know what to keep and what to delete?
15:27 The Importance of Location
19:30 Homework For Life
23:44 Can you Tell a Story “By Numbers”
26:40 The Power of But and Therefore VS And
30:16 Story Telling Peeves
33:52 3-2-1 Game
36:23 When Did Mathew Know He Wanted to Podcast?
37:58 Because of My Podcast ______
40:58 Watching Your Daughter Tell a Story
42:13 Where to Find Matthew's Workshops
44:33 Storytelling is More Than Just Stories
45:40 How Storytelling Helps
47:36 Matthew Has Other Books

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Mentioned In This Episode

Matthew Dicks Website

Storyworthy: Engage, Teach, Persuade, and Change Your Life through the Power of Storytelling

Get the Audiobook for free if you're new to Audible

Speak Up Story Telling podcast

Homework for life video

Profit from Your Podcast

School of Podcasting

Podcast Consulting

About the Author
Owner of the School of Podcasting. Also produces the "Ask the Podcast Coach." He is also the author of the book "More Podcast Money" and is a regular speaker at podcasting and media conventions.
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