Mashable has some tips to help you level up your Snapchat storytelling skills

On Thursday, Mashable posted an article giving casual Snapchat users some tips to help supercharge their storytelling skills. The post is focused on tips for making your snaps a bit more interesting. It’s centered around telling a good story at the US Open or other sporting events, but I think the tips are pretty universal for any good story on Snapchat. It’s great to see so many high school staffs experimenting with Snapchat. The problem I see for most is that they aren’t telling stories with their accounts. To have a strong presence in that medium and to stand out, you need to be telling stories and be true to the medium, whether that story is 1 snap or 11.

Check the Mashable article out. Here are some of the tips the article hits on in more detail:

  • Bitmoji Makes Things Better
  • The Zoom Function is Your Friend
  • Slow-Motion the Action
  • Emojis Bring Your Snap to Life
  • Take Some Panning Shots of the Court
  • The People Make the Party, So Snap Them
  • Save Your Snaps to Memories and/or Your Camera Roll

You can read the Mashable article here: Going to the US Open? Here’s how to Snapchat it like a pro

Aaron Manfull

Aaron is in his 19th year of advising student media. He is currently the Director of Student Media at Francis Howell North High School in St. Charles, Missouri. He is the Journalism Education Association Digital Media Chair and co-Director of Media Now. He created The Next 26 and is a former Dow Jones News Fund National Journalism Teacher of the Year. He is one of the authors of the textbook "Student Journalism and Media Literacy." You can find him on Twitter and Instragram @manfull and on Snapchat as aaronmanfull. He's a proud father. A transplanted Iowan. And an avid Hawkeye Fan.

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