This month’s theme is “Wake Up Call – The things we can’t avoid”

One of my favorite moments from last month’s show was when I announced the next theme and there was an audible whispering that came up from the audience that let me know I’d hit a nerve. Good to know that I’m not the only one who’s had a few wake up calls in his life. Normally, I would include a story in the invite but since an old friend is coming down from Alaska for this show I’m going to save it for the stage and tell it that night.

If you’d like to join me onstage that night, bring a story about a time when life gave you a wake up call. Did you ignore it and let it ring through to voicemail, or did you pick yourself up and head over to the Barnes & Noble self-help section?

Remember to keep it clean, practice out loud and on friends as much as possible, and time yourself so you know it’s under 8 minutes.

Here are the rules and guidelines for telling a story if you haven’t seen them in a while.

I’ve had a number of people recently ask me for a good book on storytelling. This is the best one I’ve seen:

I hope to see a bunch of you on Thursday, July 26, 7pm at Roy Street Coffee and Tea