“But, do they call me McGregor the Builder? No!”
Storytelling is joke telling
Make me care
6:35 The audience actually wants to work for their meal. They just don’t wanna know that they’re doing that!
You’re born with a temperament, and you’re wired a certain way. And you don’t have any say about it. And there’s no changing it. All you can do is learn to recognize it, and own it. …
A major threshold is passed when you mature enough to acknowledge what drives you and to take the wheel and steer it.
… and you’re still learning who you are
British playwright William Archer:
“Drama is anticipation mingled with uncertainty.”
When you’re telling a story, have you constructed anticipation?
“Who are you?”
Everything Lawrence did was an attempt for him to figure out where his place was in the world
the secret sauce is: Can you invoke wonder?