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Updated: Jan 15, 2022

At the heart of a great story is the person's emotional connection, but there are a few things you can do improve your storytelling. Here are 6 tips to help you share your story in a relaxed and meaningful way.

1. Relax

Enjoy the opportunity to share your story and reflect on your experiences. Be yourself, be thoughtful, and let the conversation flow.

2. Introduce Yourself

Start introducing yourself by telling viewers where you are from, why you enjoy living in Rosedale, and your first memorable experience within the community.

3. Tell Your Story

Be sure to tell your story in an engaging way and keep the listener wanting to know more. Always be honest about your experiences because you never know who can relate to them. Share your feelings and thoughts as if you are living in that very moment again.

4. Think of It as a Conversation

Be vulnerable and honest about your experiences. The viewers want to know about your life. If you go off topic, that is completely fine, most conversations happen that way. Tell your story in a way that feels natural to you - there is no right or wrong way to do it.

5. Let's Get Detailed

Keep in mind that future listeners may not be familiar with the specific people and places you mention. Try to be as detailed as possible when introducing people and why they were an influence to you. Stories that include vivid details can make your life experiences even more special. A way to remember this is to think of your five senses: Taste, Smell, Sound, Touch and Sight.

6. Be Reflective

Towards the end of the interview, explain what you think of your experiences overall and the legacy you want to leave behind or the advice you would give to others in your neighborhood.

Voices of Rosedale encourages members of the Rosedale community to share their story. After the interview, the recording will be added to Voices of Rosedale archive and shared on VOR platforms for people to listen to and learn from your experiences.

Want to share your story? Schedule your interview here. *add link*

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