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Storyteling techniques - How to build suspense in non-fictional narratives


24th ofAugust

03:00 - 04:00 p.m.


Sven Preger


Session online


Agnė Pakšytė


In English

It is one of the most beautiful and complex tasks in radio and podcasting: telling exciting stories. How can I bind listeners to a non-fictional story for 15, 30 or 60 minutes? Or even get them excited about a whole series? Where do I start? How do I keep the tension? And what about the ending? The session with Sven Preger will reveal storytelling techniques and give sound examples that help answer these questions.

Sven Preger

A multi-award-winning journalist, international story consultant and systemic coach, specialising in telling complex stories. Sven Preger was part of the team producing the investigative podcast about Germany’s right-wing party AfD, called ‘The Hunt’. His latest works also include the German serial ‘The Hitchhiker’, the podcast ‘Deep Talk’ for national German radio and the narrative science podcast ‘Quarks Storys’, of which he is creative director. Sven loves great audio stories! He is the author of the textbook ‘Storytelling in Radio and Podcast’. He inspires and enables others to tell a better story and find their own voice. 

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