Storytelling requires a different set of skills altogether. Storytelling, whether your purpose is to put the child to sleep, ___1____ a message or enhance a presentation, requires the same set of skills that you use when you ____2___ stories to your friends. First of a11, tell stories that spark your interest as ___3____ as the interest of your audience. This way,it will be a lot ___4____ and it will be more natural for you to narrate these stories. By using a story that you like, you will be able to speak naturally. The whole story becomes more _____5____ because the tone of your voice and your actions will _____6____ your enthusiasm. By speaking naturally, you can get to engage your audience to listen to you more_____7____ because they will feel that it is as if you are telling the story from your own words and from your heart.
Maintain eye contact with your audience. By _____8___ eye contact, you can be sure that the audience is still engaged and is ___9___ you, and at the same time, the audience gets to know that you are mindful of them and that the connection is always there. The only time to ___10___ eye contact is when you are acting out a character"s role or occasionally when gesturing.
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