The Storytelling Code
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The Storytelling Code

10 Simple Rules to Shape and Tell a Brilliant Story

Dana NorrisRockridge • 2020

Using Stories to Engage Audiences

by David Meyer

Dana Norris, the founder of Story Club, a nonfiction storytelling show, offers a brief, fast-moving guide to storytelling for public speaking. 

Fast tips for storytelling

Dana Norris, the founder of Story Club, a nonfiction storytelling show, has an MFA in creative nonfiction and an MA in religious studies. She has written for McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, The Rumpus, Tampa Review, and more. Her brief, fast-moving guide aims to teach storytelling for public speaking. You can use her useful tips, charts and checklists to help you with certain toasts, speeches and even stand-up comedy performances. 

Norris’s approach is not business-specific, and businesspeople are likely to find some of her advice inappropriate for a formal business setting. Those seeking to improve their social presentations in less formal business environments, social settings or onstage will find Norris’s tips handy, if not groundbreaking.


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