In the 15 months since this first appeared on SERENDIPITY, I can not say I have more answers now than I did then. The questions are still there for those seeking their story telling skills.
What is the best way to relate something? When do you communicate well? What is it that gets your point across? When does your voice stand out in a sea of voices? How can you be heard? I like to think that I can write about anything, but the truth is some stories and essays are more widely received than others. Why is that? When you tell a story or try to make a point, when are you at your most effective?
Certainly those with debating skills know how to line up evidence, organize their material, give weight and structure to their arguments and drive their points home. For some that comes rather naturally. They can readily see how point one leads to point two and on to point three. They can see what supports each point along the way. They understand when something…
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