Since the dawn of communication, one human to another; since the beginnings of passing down history from one generation to another; the best communicators were those who were the best storytellers.
The little square icons in each section below depict the age-old conundrum … what do you see? Two people sharing their stories or a lampstand? Two people sharing their language, their life, their history in dynamic, relational ways? Or a static candlestick … a much more recent invention.
When it comes to developing the art of being a storyteller, the principle of being a great story listener is just as important. Chicken, egg, egg, chicken … no one of these comes first but they both must be present in order to excel in this area. The principles below will help you to observe and listen to the stories of others as well as and share your stories.
Want more? All these principles are also helpful when it comes to great drama, clown ministry, and especially in the way you engage God’s Big Story, the Bible.