60 Seconds for Story Prompt Friday: What Happens When We Pause Our Spoken Words?
by Diane Wyzga | April 21, 2023 | 60 Seconds, Podcast | 0 comments
Hello to you listening in Lorton, Virginia!
Coming to you from Whidbey Island, Washington this is Stories From Women Who Walk with 60 Seconds for Story Prompt Friday and your host, Diane Wyzga.
As a keynote speaker, trainer, focus group facilitator, litigator, and storyteller I’ve had many opportunities over the decades to learn about and use the power of the pause. I’ve come to know that inviting the space of silence in a story – whether in a boardroom, classroom, or courtroom – creates an opportunity for speaker and audience to rest, live and breathe inside the story, to ponder, to reflect.
Our job as speakers and storytellers is not to rocket along to the end, but to create the opportunity where we can sit together quietly in the beating heart of the story. To inhabit that world together. That’s the “sorcery of stories” I work with.
Story Prompt: Imagine yourself speaking to your audience. Imagine taking the time to pause between your thoughts. What’s happens then? Write that story!
Practical Tip: The magic of stories is also in the sharing. If you wish share your story with someone or something. All that matters is you have a story.
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Podcaster: Diane F Wyzga & Quarter Moon Story Arts
Music: Mer’s Waltz from Crossing the Waters by Steve Schuch & Night Heron Music
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