Using Structure in Your Story: Guidelines for Picking a Structure

With 19 story structures talked about last blog post, there is not a shortage of ways to structure your story. Now the question is “Which one do you use?”. The answer: “It varies. In the time I have been telling stories, I have learned that there are few absolutes. So I’m not going to giveContinue reading “Using Structure in Your Story: Guidelines for Picking a Structure”

Blog Series “Using structure in your story”

Once, while working as a firefighter, the officer was off from work. As the acting officer for the day, I was responsible for getting things done. On a big whiteboard in the office, I listed all the things we had to do for the day. I left for a moment and when I came back,Continue reading “Blog Series “Using structure in your story””

What’s the One thing – where to find stories

I once had a speaking mentor that said “Nick, I want you to write down 1 story from your life every day.” I said “Great! But what do I do when I’m out at the end of the week?” Turns out, I have never run out. I have stories in varying stages of creation justContinue reading “What’s the One thing – where to find stories”

“What’s the One Thing?” series – tips for telling a story on stage

Last week, I got a chance to sit in the audience and watch The Moth Grandslam in Washington DC. Ten winners of the monthly storytelling shows that have taken place in the DC area get to tell another story at the historic Lincoln Theater to over 1000 people. I’ve been in a Grandslam before. It’sContinue reading ““What’s the One Thing?” series – tips for telling a story on stage”

“What’s the One Thing?” series – tips for new storytellers

You’ve reached a point where you now know what storytelling is. The kind of storytelling where you stand in front of an audience and tell a story to other with no notes. Just you, the mic, and your words. You are excited (or at least ready) to make good use of what you have learnedContinue reading ““What’s the One Thing?” series – tips for new storytellers”

Guess who has things to say?

As early this week, I get the honor to tell stories and jokes and talks with folks! Some of the events are private, and others welcome anyone available to attend. Of those that you can attend, you can see me perform at during April: (Mostly) True Things storytelling show (online) Find Your Funny Toastmasters clubContinue reading “Guess who has things to say?”

Shows, a Webinar, and more!

A new month is here, and so are new opportunities to tell stories and jokes and talks with folks! This week I’ll be telling jokes with C3 Entertainment and telling a story with Healing Stories Alliance. Next week, I’ll be doing a webinar talking about the importance of stories in the fire service. And afterContinue reading “Shows, a Webinar, and more!”

Where to find Nick Baskerville

I have events coming up and would love you have you in the audience. Most are virtual, so you can get cozy where you are at. I get to tell stories and jokes and talk to folks with Better Said Than Done this weekend. From there, I’ll be with C3 Entertainment, the Healing Stories Alliance,Continue reading “Where to find Nick Baskerville”

So…what is this all about?

Ever have a thought for how life works and think to yourself, “Should I test that?” Welcome to my test. Most people probably already figure that there are skills from storytelling, stand-up comedy, and public speaking that can be used to get a point across. What I think about is how to use all threeContinue reading “So…what is this all about?”