It's always possible to butcher a perfectly good story - but in the hands of a master like Stephen Fry, it's a joy to listen to.
In this episode we put one particular anecdote of his under the microscope, revealing some of the ways great raconteurs entertain, educate and enthral their audience. Listen out for the three HUM's - Humour, Humility and Humanity.
It's best if you watch the live (performed) version of his story first (links are below), but you'll be able to understand the story even if you listen to this episode first. There are two links, in case you can't access the BBC one.
Watch Stephen Fry's Harry Potter story (about 3 mins):
The BBC recording from the Hay Festival
A different version on YouTube
Show is hosted by Andrew Thorp, AKA 'The Multi-Story Man'.
Andrew is a professional speaker, trainer and consultant in the field of verbal communication and storytelling in the business world.
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