3 Things I’ve Learned About Storytelling (and Life) from Performing Narrative Nonfiction – by Anastasia Zadeik…

on Jane Friedman site:

The bar is hushed. I stand at the podium, bright lights partially obscuring the crowd. I see a blur of faces and blank spaces, hear ice clinking in a glass somewhere to my right and murmurs from the back of the room where drinks are being ordered and served. I am about to start speaking when I remember a tip I was given by my first performance coach, Jon.

“Before you begin,” he said, “take a deep breath and remind yourself to . . . slow . . . down.”

This, I have found, is good advice and, as Oscar Wilde famously said, “The only thing to do with good advice is to pass it on” so…

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