How to be a good storyteller when you're an introvert

How to be a good storyteller when you’re an introvert

Table of Contents

As an introvert, one of the biggest challenges that you face when trying to tell a story is that you’re not naturally a ‘people person.’ However, there are many ways you can improve your storytelling skills. Be aware of your triggers. Remember, stories that evoke big emotions are memorable. Even if you’re an introvert, you’re highly aware of your emotional triggers and can identify them early in your life. The aim is to evoke these emotions in your audience. Make your stories memorable.

Tell stories that provoke big emotions. Great storytellers use storytelling techniques to evoke strong feelings in their audience. To achieve this goal, you must first become familiar with your own triggers and develop empathy for your audience. Once you are able to identify your emotional triggers, you can begin practicing your storytelling. It’s important to realize that your audience will have a reaction to your stories.  You can also learn to be a good storyteller even if you’re an introvert.

If you’re struggling with anxiety when it comes to talking about your passions with others, you need to find something that allows the people in the room to become more receptive to the things you have to say. If they’re more receptive, they’ll listen more closely and perhaps even show signs of encouragement. In addition to practicing the craft, storytelling is a skill that can be learned. 

As an introvert, it’s essential to make sure that you can evoke powerful emotions in your audience. The best stories evoke big emotions, which is why it’s so important to be an introvert. An introvert can identify the triggers for these emotions and use them to inspire your audience to feel those emotions. If you’re an introvert who isn’t comfortable with big emotions, you might want to consider trying to be a more relaxed storyteller.

Choosing something that makes you feel good will also help diffuse the nerves. You might also want to start off with a small story like a short anecdote from your life, or just something to draw people in and make them interested in what you’re going to say next.

For most introverts, storytelling is a skill that they can learn. While you can’t acquire storytelling skills naturally, you can still learn to be an effective storyteller. So, don’t hesitate to be an introvert. You can become a better storyteller if you’re introverted.

Try to find a story that interests you. A good story should be something that makes you feel happy. If you’re an introvert, make sure you’re sharing a story that will appeal to your audience. An introvert is more likely to connect with others who share similar experiences. Creating a memorable story is not that difficult if you can’t relate to other people.

It also helps to just tell your stories in person as much as possible. The more often you tell your stories and the more comfortable you get doing so, the easier it will become for you to tell better, more engaging stories – even when it comes to writing down your work instead of just projecting on a screen or holding up a book. The point is to just get used to people hearing your voice and allowing them to be interested in what they hear.

Improve your child’s communication skills by enrolling with BeyondSkool-World’s 1st Upskilling Academy for Kids, book a counselling session today!

Share :

Subscribe Our Newsletter

Subscribe to our blog newsletter for latest updates.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Book your free demo class

To Join the class, you need a laptop/desktop with webcam and an Internet connection.