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Learn to tell better stories from the producers of Speak Up, a Hartford-based storytelling organization. 45-time Moth StorySLAM champion and 6-time GrandSLAM champion Matthew Dicks partners with his wife, Elysha Dicks, to share stories recorded from years of Speak Up shows. More importantly, they offer tips, feedback, strategies, and advice on these stories, all in an effort to help you tell your best stories.

Speak Up Storytelling Matthew and Elysha Dicks

    • Arts
    • 4.9, 171 Ratings

Learn to tell better stories from the producers of Speak Up, a Hartford-based storytelling organization. 45-time Moth StorySLAM champion and 6-time GrandSLAM champion Matthew Dicks partners with his wife, Elysha Dicks, to share stories recorded from years of Speak Up shows. More importantly, they offer tips, feedback, strategies, and advice on these stories, all in an effort to help you tell your best stories.

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
171 Ratings

171 Ratings

ConnerTerry ,

This show helped me get a job!

Matt,

I am a senior engineering student finishing college soon. I recently was flown out to an interview where one of the things I was being judged on was a 4 minute presentation with no guidelines other than I wasn’t able to use any props or a PowerPoint. Through months of journaling, practicing, and practicing my skills I was able to tell a story about the importance of introductions. Because of your help my story impressed them. In front of all the candidates, the director of the program congratulated me on my story! Needless to say, with over 2,000 candidates I was one of four selected. I believe I am qualified but what really made me stand out what my ability to communicate and tell that story.

Big fan of your book, I have gifted it to many members of my family.

Thanks for the show. This is a crucial to have. Since getting your book I found a great woman who shockingly, fell in love with me because of my stories.

Potato Dude 81 ,

A bit disappointed - Changed 10.21.19

Matt, for someone with children I am disappointed that you choose to use vulgarity so much in your storytelling. I have been an avid listener and believe you are truly gifted. However, when I sit down with my children to listen and you feel you need to drop F bombs... I agree that vulgarity emphasizes a point, however I also feel you can get the same emphasis through a more constructive manner.

Appreciate the viewpoint shared! Matt responded to my complaint and I didn’t realize individual episodes had ratings that warned us ahead of time. Keep up the great work!

David Jackson ,

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As someone who has been teaching Podcasting for 15 years, I now tell all my students to read Matthew’s book, and listen to this podcast. I love listening to the stories, and then seeing if I agree with all of Matthew’s points. I started doing homework for life, and it’s amazing.

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