Lexi and Banks, KUBL, Salt Lake City Lexi’s Very Bad Motel Stay

At our core, we’re storytellers.  Each break in which we do content, we convey who we are and what we’re all about by the sharing of stories.  We prove our relatability and entertain the audience by telling them.  Then the great shows turn the forum of storytelling over to the audience.  There are three components of all memorable stories:  the set up (this is the short synopsis of what the story is about at the very beginning, not unlike the opening paragraph of any written story).  The second part has all the wonderful details, drama, and tension that move the narrative of the story forward.  And the end is the payoff or destination.  With this week’s audio, I want to focus on the middle part, because it’s the drama and details that make a story come to life and entertain the audience.  Lexi and Banks, KUBL, Salt Lake City had just come back from their holiday break.  Lexi had a very bad motel experience as she drove with her boyfriend and dogs to see family.  A five-minute story is long, unless it contains lots of drama to keep the audience hooked to move through the narrative.  As she tells the motel story, count nine different pieces of drama that kept the listener’s interest.  If you have only one or two pieces of tension in an experience, reconsider telling it because there might not be enough there to entertain the audience.  This has all that and then some, which makes it memorable, relatable, and fun to hear.