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  • June 2008

    Giant Claw copy It’s summer again and for me that means Kids Camp! This year I’m working as staff and am in charge of designing, building, delivering and operating the outside games portion of the camp.

    I just finished sketching up the games that I will be building over the next two weeks–with help I hope—and wanted to share them.

    If you have any suggestions or camp game ideas… shoot them my way. Our theme this year is Candy… so all of my games were created with that in mind.

    See them here on my flickr.

    story Have you ever started to tell someone about something hilarious that happened to you only to end feeling silly and having to say, “I guess you had to be there”? I’d like to help you never to be in that position again. The trick is to tell the story in a way that puts the listener right there with you… so they feel like they were there. Here are some tips to help make that happen.

    Tell the story with confidence.

    Assume that your listener is interested in what you have to say. That they aren’t picking apart every sentence. People like to be entertained. They don’t want your story to stink! It’s a waste of their time. They’re on your side. If you will start with that assumption, your storytelling will improve right off the bat. [click to continue…]