Partners in Rhyme
Every story is a partnership, says Black. For the novice storyteller, sharing the creative chore of building the action can add fun and fantasy. Ask the audience questions at crucial junctures. Request suggestions for time, place, and characters. Start the story and then choose an audience member to continue it.
"I believe the most important factor in enhancing storytelling skills is practice," Lipkin comments. "Keep telling stories at home, no matter how small or insignificant they feel."
Rabbi Pesner points out, "You don't have to be a professional, just celebrate the transmission."
"It's not about whether you do a good job or not, it's about playing," concludes Kendrick.