”Here are three simple steps to tell a more compelling story:
1. Use a hook
A “hook” is your opener. It’s the attention-getter, the question or quote that immediately hooks your listener or reader. The more off-the-wall or mysterious, the better. Dare your audience to get lost in the story.
2. Tell the story
A story has natural momentum to it. If you simply state what happened in chronological order (many people actually neglect doing this), you will captivate your audience.
Many people seem to tell stories just to tell them. But when you start asking why people share (and listen to) stories, often there is an objective. A reason. It may be to encourage or inspire or cause you to think differently. But still there is purpose to the telling.
At the end of your story, take a moment to reflect on what you shared. Answer any questions you’ve raised:
Why is this relevant?
What’s the moral or point?
Who is this message for?
Help us, the audience, understand what we’re supposed to get from the story. It doesn’t have to be cliche or cheesy. In fact, your reflection can even be subtle. Just make it count.” #story #stories #storytelling #video #videoproduction #videography #filmmaking #cinematography #film #filmmaker #cinematographer #production #music #filmproduction #director #producer #editor #bts #videoshoot #cinema #videomaker