Our next show is May 20th. Come tell a story about a time when you surprised yourself and realized that you were a little better than you thought you were.

I’m always amazed at people who have confidence in themselves. Where did they get it? Was it under the tree one year? Does it come with Amazon Prime? Sometimes I’m listening to someone tell me about some great thing they accomplished and I keep waiting for the part where they talk about the days and weeks of self-doubt, misgivings, second-guessing, and worry. But they never get there! they just decided to do something and then they did it. 

Clearly, these aren’t the stories we’re looking for. This month we’re looking for stories where you didn’t think you were good enough or smart enough or strong enough and then suddenly you were. Remember to make it about a specific event or events and not just a general feeling of waking up one day and feeling good about yourself. What did you actually do that caused you to realize you were better than you thought you were? 

If you want to tell a story, remember to practice out loud on as many people as possible and time yourself when you’re doing it. All stories have to be under 8 minutes. Stories also have to be pretty clean in both language and content. The rest of the rules and guidelines are below:

Workshops are a great way to get feedback on a story you’re working on. Here are two I highly recommend:

Stay Awesome Storytelling Virtual Workshop

Seattle, WA
145 Members

Hi! Come join me Bill Bernat to workshop a 5-7 minute story. It’s the perfect way to prep a story for Fresh Ground Stories or another storytelling show. This is usually a smal…

Next Meetup

Workshop Your Story with Great Tellers and a Coach

Tuesday, May 11, 2021, 5:30 PM
2 Attending

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FGS – Storytelling Workshop

Seattle, WA
687 Storytellers

This workshop helps you become a better storyteller and to prepare to tell stories at events like Fresh Ground Stories or The Moth.The workshop is free.A diverse group of pe…

Next Meetup

May ONLINE Storytelling Workshop

Sunday, May 2, 2021, 1:00 PM
9 Attending

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Both are run by experienced tellers who have performed many times at FGS. I’m also happy to help with stories. Send me an email at freshgroundstories@gmail.com and we set up a call.

If you want to tell a story at the show, email me as soon as possible so I can get you on the list.

I send out a Zoom registration link to everyone in the Meetup group the Monday before each show. You must register for the show in order to attend. 

After you register, Meetup will send you a link to the actual show. Each link is unique to the person who registered so you won’t be able to share it with anyone. 

Feel free to RSVP on Meetup if you want their automatic reminders, but I’ll be sending the registration link to everyone in the group regardless of your RSVP.

We only have 100 spots in each show so the first 98 people to register for the show will be the only ones who can attend. 

Hope to see a bunch of you on the 20th!

Paul
freshgroundstories@gmail.com