78 episodes

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

    • Performing Arts
    • 4.9, 174 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
174 Ratings

174 Ratings

Trustyson ,

This has become one of my favorite podcasts of 2019

I’m writing this review to say a huge thanks to Matthew and Elysha. I believe in giving back when something is really good! I listen (or have) to podcasts like “How I Built This," "Radio Lab," Freakonomics," "The TED Radio Hour," "Wait, Wait..." "Revisionist History”, etc...and this year, “Speak Up" has dominated my driving time.

Listening to great stories is fun and thought provoking. Speak Up takes remarkable stories and packs in great insights about what makes a good listen. Hosts, Matt and Elysha, have a great way of inviting you into their family relationships and friendships while teaching the art of being authentic and real. They teach how to capture life on a daily basis and how to take some of life's highlights/lowlights and share them effectively with others. BTW, I also recommend Matthew's book, "Storyworthy." Really enjoyable (even if you're not into telling stories).

Matthew and Elysha wrap the podcast in a dialogue, offering simple and pragmatic thoughts on life. I like their weekly "recommendation" they provide at the end. Speak Up has certainly made my life a richer. Thanks!

Dalerw ,

Educational and Entertaining

The most powerful form of teaching a principle is through story telling. This Pod cast is a great and entertaining way to learn how to tell stories and convey principles.

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.

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