Did you ever wish you could tell a story that leaves others spellbound? Storytelling teacher and champion Margot Leitman will show you how! With a fun, irreverent, and infographic approach, this guide breaks a story into concrete components with ways to improve content, structure, emotional impact, and delivery through personal anecdotes, relatable examples, and practical exercises.
"An eye-opening and revealing book"
Some tall girls grow up to have perfect posture and are later seen gracing the pages of magazines. Some are natural athletes with toned legs that mask their overlarge feet. Then there are other tall girls: the ones who are always tripping over themselves; who never look normal in any size of clothing; who literally don’t fit in. Comedian Margot Leitman was one of these awkward giants, and Gawky is the painfully funny chronicle of her experiences growing up tall.
[Contains explicit content] Klutzy, friendless, and depressed, Margot Leitman did not enjoy high school in the least. Except for one time in Puerto Rico, when she visited an old pen pal and realized just how small high school really is. Margot shared her hilarious story for Don’t Tell My Mother! in Los Angeles.
[Contains explicit content] Margot Leitman promised herself long ago that she would never lie to a child. So what does she do when the child that she babysits starts asking questions about his parents' unconventional marriage? Hear how Margot responds in this hilarious story from RISK!, performed live at the PIT in New York, New York on April 6, 2010.
Margot Leitman performs a humorous story in Chicago, 2012.
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Sometimes you have to escape the nest in order to learn how to flap your wings. In this episode, Margot Leitman escapes her parents' gaze—they'd rather focus on each other—to Puerto Rico, where a handsome man in a lavender shirt awaits her. Storyteller Mike O'Connell, on the other hand, completely fails to escape the nest.