What You Have to Say Matters… and How To Make it Matter to Others

What You Have to Say Matters… and How To Make it Matter to Others

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What You Have to Say Matters… and How To Make it Matter to Others

What You Have to Say Matters… and How To Make it Matter to Others


Episode Overview:

[00:02:25] Treat A Song Like An Experience

[00:05:29] Why Stories Matter

[00:11:12] The Five Commandments of Storytelling

[00:15:16] Wrap up - 5 Commandments


What You Have to Say Matters… and How To Make it Matter to Others

What You Have to Say Matters…



In today’s episode, I want to talk with you about you, your purpose, and why we write lyrics. 

For me, when it comes to writing – no matter if it’s novels or lyrics – I use my words as the means to communicate with my audience and deliver a meaningful message that has the power to make an impact on them. 

And I guess, since you are here, you have the same desire. You want to be heard because you have something to say about life. And what you have to say matters.

But communicating what we have to say in a way that matters to others isn’t easy. We can’t be preaching to the choir. We can’t take the role of a parent and say: Don’t do this because it leads to … We all know that no one listens if you preach it to them. On the other hand, if we are direct and say it bluntly, people might hear our words, but they will not care or take them seriously. We could also just write an academic paper and explain why our message is important … But who’s ever going to read that bulky volume?

That’s why in today’s episode, we talk about a storytelling principle that helps you deliver your message in a way that affects lives, changes minds, touches hearts, and makes an impact. 

Because what it all comes down to is that we, as songwriters, lyricists, and storytellers, have an amazing power to influence people’s lives and make a positive, even life-changing, contribution.

But that only works if we rely on one of the most basic and most important storytelling principles. 

What that is, well, you're about to find out.

Links mentioned in this episode:

The Five Commandments of Storytelling

© Stories in Songs, Melanie Naumann


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