Have you ever thought about what it means to be a raconteur? I have not, until I began interviewing for my capstone project. Storytelling is truly an art. It isnt just knowing how to read or how to embellish words on a page, but rather it is a much more flavorful experience. Storytelling is the ability to relay an event or series of events in a tasteful, trustworthy and genuine manner. It is the ability to transport ones feelings to another place that renders listeners/readers vulnerable to a different reality. It allows the listener/reader to have a look into your imagination and relive that which has already been experienced.
Skillful storytelling is a learned trait for some and for others they are born with the gift. All storytellers however, must practice. In preparation for my projects final stages I am practing my story telling skill in order to complete my capstone both through written achievement as well as experiential growth of other mediums. More on this later.