Story Dynamics – Stories » 2008 » May

Is Your Body Confusing Your Listeners?

(Kinesthetic Imagery, Part 2)In last month’s eTips, I talked about kinesthetic imagery and how it relates to characterization. (If you missed it, it’s at )By “kinesthetic,” I meant the sensations people feel in their muscles, guts, or joints. These differ from and supplement visual images, auditory images, and images of all the other senses. [...]

Give Your Storytelling Some Muscle

(Kinesthetic Imagery, Part I)Years ago, my friend Charles told me about the first time he heard a certain rising executive speak to a group. Charles said, “I thought, who is this man? Why do I dislike him so much?”Charles went on to tell me how stiffly the man stood. “And when he gestured, it was [...]

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