The three-act structure is the most basic organization a story can have. The number three has a sort of magic to it. It feels unsettled, so it propels things forward. Beginning, middle, end. This, that and the other thing.
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To build a strong vocal presence for audio storytelling, you should practice a daily warm-up routine that involves body, breath and voice.
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No one is available to read behind you and it’s nearly time to hit “publish.” What do you do? Call on the copy editor within
How can you break through the competition for ears? First of all, of course, you need a good story. But there’s more … data gathered from NPR One offers lessons for keeping listeners engaged.
This post will help you identify problematic audio, prevent the most common problems and recognize when it’s time to call for help.