Our Story Telling Hour returns and with a move to Sundays at 8 p.m. ET (7 p.m. CT, 5 p.m. PT). We’ll schedule a Story-Telling Sunday once a month, on a Sunday evening when we’re not chatting on Twitter.
Here’s how Story-Telling Sunday works:
1. We’ll use Spreecast for our Story-Telling Sundays. To participate, you’ll need a webcam. You also must be caring for a family member or friend.
2. Story tellers will have seven minutes (I’ll keep time for you) to tell a story about themselves. The story can be about caregiving. Or not. It just has to be about you. A good story has a beginning, middle and end. The best element of a good story is vulnerability.
3. We’ll share three stories one Sunday a month for a show that airs at 8 pm ET (7 pm CT, 5 pm PT). The event will air live and will be recorded. To participate, you must be available for about one hour, beginning 30 minutes before our show airs and then until the show ends.
4. Story tellers can read their stories or refer to notes. The story must be prepared and must be told within the allotted seven minutes.
5. Some questions to ask yourself as you consider whether or not to be a story teller:
- Why is this story important for me to tell?
- What will my audience learn about me when they hear my story?
- Am I ready to tell this story?
- Do I understand my story?
- Is this venue (a virtual one) the best audience to tell my story?
- Do I understand what I want by telling my story?
- Do I understand what my story means?
You don’t have to have the answers to all these questions but they help you think through your story and your readiness to tell it.
6. To sign up for our first Story-Telling Hour (Sunday, January 19, at 8 pm ET, 7 pm CT, 5 pm PT), just complete and submit the form below. We’ll choose three to share for our show.
Not ready to tell your story? We’ll need you for our audience. So, mark your calendars and join us on January 19 to watch three family caregivers tell their stories.
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