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Check out a new show debuting this week, or revisit established storytelling events in New York City. If you're an aspiring storyteller yourself, here are three pointers from Moth GrandSLAM winner, teacher and doctoral student Micaela Blei (micaelablei.com).
Make it personal
"Your story should be about you, whether it’s a big life event or a small moment. If it’s important in your life, and if it affected you, that’s a story worth sharing."
Know where you’re heading
"Some storytellers memorize their stories, while others improvise from an outline. Both work! But if you’re nervous, knowing at least your first line and your last line will help you get started and finish strong."
"You and the audience are in this together—they actually want you to succeed! Just be real with them and they’ll be on your side. Storytelling audiences are lovely that way."
Now that you're ready to take the stage, head to one of these storytelling nights to listen and share.