• Use words that crackle and crunch
    They’re the tools of the trade. Imagery is important as you build your story. You speak and the tale becomes real. That’s the power of imagination.
  • Talk to your audience as if they’re sitting across the table.
    You’re communicating with real people. They can feel your sincerity.
  • Your story must have a surprise ending.
    People will say, “I didn’t see that coming!” There’s no need for fancy words. The main thing is the tale. If it’s a good one, it will stand on its own.
  • Above all, enjoy the telling.
    You have something good and you’re anxious to share. Your enthusiasm will charm your listeners.

Freda Glow is a longtime writer for community newspapers in Winnipeg. She also has a podcast, is a radio commentator, is an active senior who writes for Canstar News monthly, and is also a playwright.

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