Show, don’t tell — keep us interested

not teaching,still THINKING … Comedians might “tell” jokes, but they do so with such a “show” of explicit details and colorful anecdotes that listeners can visualize what they are hearing. And that is how comedians get their laughs. Journalists, too, use the same approach. They include anecdotes, examples and details in their storytelling because these […]

Top 10 ways to show, not tell

It’s not easy to top the previous post, with a video of burned muffins and all. Watching those muffins burn to a crisp in a 10-second, time-lapse video is “showing” at its best. But let’s not forget all the other ways to “show, not tell.” Here is a Top 10 list to keep in mind […]