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What Makes Engaging Close-Up Material | TSMP #073
Episode 7326th September 2021 • The Successful Mentalist • The Successful Mentalist
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Are You Fully Harnessing The Power Of Storytelling?

We can unanimously agree that it takes more than just tricks to make our close-up shows engaging. There are internal and external factors that performers can curate to deliver entertaining and memorable shows.

Storytelling is pivotal in building entertaining shows. Stories are the best tools that can help us in forging a human connection with the audience. When leveraged to its fullest potential, storytelling can transform your close-up acts into highly engaging performance pieces.


In this episode, Aidan and Ashley share their stories about making their close-up shows engaging. Simple and doable techniques to curate great stories and create emotionally charged performances are also discussed.


Topics Discussed Include:


  • [02:40] Is Your Close-Up Material Engaging?
  • [04:20] The Power Of Storytelling
  • [06:05] How To Create Emotionally Charged Performances
  • [12:00] Importance Of Vocal Training
  • [14:35] Maintaining A Story Journal To Curate Great Stories
  • [16:30] ‘How’ You Say Is More Important Than ‘What’ You Say
  • [18:50] Having An Intrinsic Belief In Your Stories
  • [21:50] Finding A Middle Ground To Connect With Audience
  • [25:10] Acknowledging And Paying Attention To Spectators
  • [27:30] Getting Accurate Feedback To Improve Continuously


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