I was in Washington DC a couple of days ago conducting a presentation training and one of the trainees asked, “What is the biggest problem people have with telling their stories?”. I replied, “It is because people strip out the dialogue, they simply summarize”. He answered, “Ah. Okay, that makes sense”.
I just told a story and i brought in dialogue. The manner in which most people tell stories goes something like this: I was in Washington DC giving a presentation training recently and a trainee asked me what the biggest problem was with stories and i informed him the biggest problem was not bringing in dialogue. See the problem? The latter is boring and monotone, sounding plain and simple and uninteresting. Bringing in dialogue brings in more texture and variety.
So when you tell a story, do not be narrator from above looking down. Just relay what was said during the conversation and you will come off as a much better and more interesting communicator.