32: Is Jurassic Park Really About Dinosaurs? with Matthew Dicks, Bestselling Author and Storytelling Coach
Meet Matthew Dicks:
Matthew Dicks is an internationally bestselling author, columnist, blogger, podcaster, playwright, and elementary school teacher. He is a 50-time Moth StorySLAM champion and 6-time Moth GrandSLAM champion. Matthew and his wife founded Speak Up, and organization that produces storytelling shows through out New England. He teaches storytelling and public speaking in workshops, and consults on storytelling and marketing for large organizations. Matthew has written every day of his life since he was a teenager.
Matthew Dicks is an endless supply of stories, and advice to better tell our own.
- Homework for Life. This assignment cultivates an endless supply of stories, as well as makes each day slower and more meaningful. (8:38)
- Dinner Test. When you are telling a story, speak to people informally as if you’re having dinner. (31:12)
- Corporate Storytelling. Storytelling in the business world tends to be “vanilla,” according to Matthew. Don’t be afraid to take risks and set yourself apart. (22:04)
- Be Vulnerable. People are drawn to vulnerability in a way that is hard to understand, until you make the leap. (24:21)