#MiCharterStory: Become a storyteller
The #MiCharterStory series brings together neighbors in communities across the Mitten to share how charter schools have impacted their lives and neighborhoods. Whether you are a parent, teacher, alumni or community influencer, you have a story to share! Storytellers share their first-person 6-10 minute story in front of a small live audience of charter school supporters.
- All stories must be true and in first-person, which means it will be mostly about you.
- Anything you say in public must not compromise your ability to return to work, your family or your community.
- Anything you say in public must not damage the reputation of another person.
- Stories are not educational talks. If you want to teach something, explain something, convince people of something, or call people to some action, you should pitch a TED talk.
- All stories should include people, place and time in the first sentences.
- Share why you love your city or community.
- You should identify a conflict or problem.
- Someone or something that helps you solve the problem or resolve the conflict.
- End with a point. Implicit or explicit.