Let’s talk about Story Night in Manette on Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014.
First, what you probably already know because you have seen the flyer is that it will be at 7:30 p.m. at the Manette Saloon at 2113 E 11th St, in Bremerton.
You probably also know that your story must be true, can be no longer than five minutes and should be within the theme, “Schooled.”
One other rule: NO NOTES!!! You must tell your story freefalling without a net. Don’t worry, you will make mistakes, probably. We all will.
Do you want to do well at your talk? There will be PRIZES for the best stories, you know. I thought this online collection of hints had good ideas. It’s aimed more at people making workplace presentations, so you can ignore the part about data and anything related to slideshows. You won’t have the ability to do a PowerPoint!
In a few days I’ll post examples of stories I thought were well done. They might be longer than 10 minutes, but it should give you something to aim for.
Even if you don’t tell a story that night, there might be something there for you besides a night of entertainment. There will be at least one prize for a member of the audience. You will find out about that when you get there.
If you would like to tell a story or would like more information, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a comment here.
By the way, the story night will help launch a new podcast called “Spill Your Guts’ Guts.” Each episode will be posted here.
We look forward to hearing your story!