Happy Two Wick Tuesday, candleheads! This week Selena chats with writer, storyteller, and candlehead Margot Leitman (@margotleitman). They talk about Margot’s time working in THE BIZ, luxury candle brands Tocca, Lollia, Votivo, Thymes, and much more. Featuring noise from Selena's clanging radiator! (music: bensound.com)
Margot Leitman & The Moth: A Storyteller’s Perspective
Storyteller Margot Leitman joins Tim to talk about the art of storytelling, and how you can be a better storyteller. Margot is an award-winning storyteller, best-selling author, speaker and teacher and a Moth Storytelling “GrandSlam” winner.https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/shapingopinion/Margot_Leitman_Storyteller_auphonic.mp3If you’re a regular podcast listener, there is a good chance you heard about a group called The Moth. It’s a nonprofit group based in New York City that’s dedicated to the art and craft of live storytelling.The organization was founded in 1997 and now hosts storytelling events across the United States. Storytellers are from all walks of life, and each one takes the stage to tell a personal story, and each has a chance to have that story and the performance of telling it ranked.The Moth has branched out into more than simply live events. The Moth podcast is one of the most popular podcasts in the medium.Some Moth storytellers can become champion storytellers. Its published books on storytelling, and it hosts other events.If you have the chance to tell your story on a Moth stage, you could become a Champion. Some of the best storytelling performers are recognized as Moth Grandslam Champions.Our guest today is one of those champions.Margot Leitman is an author who has written books about storytelling. She’s written for NBC, Dreamworks TV, the Hallmark Channel and others.She is a five-time winner of The Moth StorySLAM, and was the Moth GrandSLAM winner in New York City.Links Margot Leitman (website) The Moth Radio Hour (website) The Moth (official website)About this Episode’s Guest Margot LeitmanMargot Leitman is the author of the best-selling book LongStory Short: the Only Storytelling Guide You’ll Ever Need, What’s Your Story? & Gawky: Tales of an Extra Long Awkward Phase. She has written for DreamWorks TV, the Hallmark Channel, and the Pixl Network and worked for "This American Life" as the West Coast story scout. She is the founder of the storytelling program at the Upright Citizen's Brigade Theatre and is a five-time winner of the Moth Storyslam and a winner of the Moth Grandslam, receiving the first ever score of a perfect 10. She travels all over the world teaching people to tell their stories.
Today’s guest is Margot Leitman.Margot is the author of the bestselling book “Long Story Short” and has written for Dreamworks TV, the Hallmark Channel, and Pixl Network. She has performed on “Best Week Ever” and “Late Night with Conan O’Brien.” She’s also the founder of the Storytelling program at UCB and a Moth GrandSLAM Winner.In this episode, Margot recalls how she got into storytelling (14:13), differences between storytelling and stand-up comedy (30:15), and tells a paranormal story (58:40).Follow Margot: @margotleitmanLearn more about The Moth: www.themoth.orgFollow the Pod: @fandfpodFor more content: www.adamtillercomedy.comIntro Music: “End of the World”, Travis ThompsonOutro Music: “.wavpool”, Jaga“Storytime Theme Song”, Tirey, Jake Allen, and Depressica.
Margot Leitman is an award-winning storyteller, best-selling author, speaker, and teacher who has taught and performed all over the world. A leading expert in the growing field of storytelling, she has written two books on the subject and has also written for NBC, DreamWorks TV, the Hallmark Channel, the PixL Network, and a variety of print and online sources. Additionally, she is a five-time winner of The Moth StorySLAM and was the Moth GrandSLAM winner in New York City, achieving the series’ first ever score of a perfect 10. In her spare time, Margot is an amateur baker, avid yogi, and devoted bibliophile. A proud graduate of the Ithaca College Theatre Department, she currently resides in Los Angeles, California.
In this episode, Rebecca chats with performer, teacher, and best-selling author Margot Leitman. They discuss the importance of not comparing yourself to others, cleaning out the real estate in your brain, letting go of being self-critical, and more. Stay tuned for a recap of Margot's tips for confidence at the end of the episode.
93 | Stage fright, small talk, awkwardness, & how to speak so people listen with Margot Leitman
The Art of Speaking Up
Welcome to the show! Today’s episode is perfect for those of you who want to improve your communication skills and become a more confident & compelling communicator at work. Today’s guest Margot is a professional storyteller, a Moth Grandslam champion, and travels the world teaching others how to tell stories. In this interview, you’ll hear us chat about: The struggle to show your true self at work Feeling awkward in the workplace How to get better at small talk (even when it feels annoying or hard) How to manage stage fright How to communicate in a more compelling way The power of stories and how to use them in our communications at work How to make a compelling case for why you’re perfect for the role or promotion And so much more. To get in touch with Margot, check out her website at: https://www.margotleitman.com/ where you can learn more about her and get her books. Follow Margot on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/margotleitman/?hl=en Check out Margot’s books: https://www.margotleitman.com/books Be sure to come say hi to me in the Facebook group and download my free assertiveness ebook – links below: Free assertiveness Ebook: https://www.assertivenessebook.com/ Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/theartofspeakingup/ Art of Speaking Up email newsletter signup: https://mailchi.mp/e7735b5f8f83/aosu , As always, it’s a joy to have you listening, and I’ll catch you next week! Hugs, Jess
Margot Leitman is an author and world renowned storyteller, she founded the storytelling program at Upright Citizens Brigade and is a five-time winner of The Moth and a winner of the Moth GrandSLAM, achieving the series' first ever score of a perfect ten. She also used to live in the same apartment building as me and hired me to babysit her kid. Today she joins me on the podcast and we discuss the ever popular topic of pandemic parenting and she shares a debacle of pumping internationally. If you’re interested in storytelling, hearing or telling your own, check out Margot’s books and workshops. If you’re interested in relieving your pain or anxiety naturally, check out koicbd.com and use my promo code MFERS15
Margot Leitman is an award-winning storyteller, best-selling author, speaker and teacher originally from Matawan, New Jersey. A leading expert in the growing field of storytelling, Leitman has written two books on the subject: the best-selling, Long Story Short- the Only Storytelling Guide You'll Ever Need and her latest What’s Your Story? A Workbook For the Storyteller in All of Us both from Sasquatch Books. Her comedic memoir, Gawky…Tales of an Extra Long Awkward Phase is available from Seal Press/ Perseus Books. She has written for NBC, DreamWorks TV, the Hallmark Channel and the PixL Network and a variety of print and online sources including Cosmo and Backstage Magazine. In 2016 she worked as the west coast story scout for This American Life. Margot is a five-time winner of The Moth StorySLAM, and was the Moth GrandSLAM winner in New York City achieving the series' first ever score of a perfect 10. Her stories have been featured on NPR's “The Moth Podcast,” “Good Food," “Unfictional,” "Strangers," and is a frequent contributor to the popular podcast “RISK!" Leitman is the founder of the storytelling program at the UCB Theatre, where she has performed in dozens of shows over the years and is a frequent monologist at their flagship show "Asssscat." Margot travels all over the world as a public speaker, storyteller and teacher. Internationally she has performed and taught at the SPOKEN FEST in Mumbai, India as well as a six-week teaching residency at the Blue Room Theatre in Australia. In her spare time Leitman is an amatuer baker, avid yogi and a devoted bibliophile. A proud graduate of the Ithaca College Theatre Department, Leitman now resides in Los Angeles. Margot's Links Web: https://www.margotleitman.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/margotleitman/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/MargotLeitman And don’t forget to support the podcast by subscribing for free, reviewing, and sharing. Web: https://unstructuredpod.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/unstructuredp Facebook: https://facebook.com/unstructuredp Instagram: https://instagram.com/unstructuredp Join the Facebook group: fb.com/groups/unstructured
Ep 34 Storytelling with Margot Leitman. Moth Grand Slam Storytelling champion, and author of Long Story Short and the soon to be released What's Your Story is our guest this month. https://www.margotleitman.com www.bishoponabike.com