An evening with Michaela Murphy

Tonight I had the privilege of basking in the presence of “a good woman to know,” storyteller Michaela Murphy. These are the points that stood out to me:

  • Sometimes you have to wait 31 years for a story to resolve.
  • Stories are interactive. The more you avail yourself to your audience and what they are telling you, the better the story will be.
  • If you don’t know where to start, try this one of these: Start with yourself. What scares you? What’s something you don’t understand about yourself?
  • Relax. Enjoy. Don’t worry. Worry is like a chew toy in your mind that you use to distract yourself.

How can you use Michaela’s wisdom to better present your story?

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About Mary Rarick

Caffeine-addicted hyphen enthusiast, grammar geek and former editor; lover of shoes, vacuum cleaner tracks and compelling content; enthusiastic, perennial cause adopter; hash tag abuser, connector and social media strategist.
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2 Responses to An evening with Michaela Murphy

  1. “Sometimes you have to wait 31 years for a story to resolve.”

    That is awesome. In our “always on” culture, it’s good to be reminded that some things take time.

  2. Mary Rarick says:

    You’re right, Brandie. When you think about it, some of the very best things, like cheese and wine, take a whole lot of time.

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