7 Storytelling Tricks to Steal From Late-Night Talk Show Convos

Start with a tease, and other ways to captivate an audience of 1 or 1,000

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or me, the late-night talk show has always represented a shameless form of star worship. How could a serious consumer of culture enjoy it? The fake laughter. The manufactured drama. The over-the-top host. It all screams phony!