embarrassing stories

Why You Need to Share Embarrassing Stories

It's been said that stories are how we connect, how we understand one another, and how we learn empathy. Embarrassing stories can be the funniest to tell and the most meaningful. If you want people to start telling their own stories, then give them a little help! 

This blog post will walk you through how to share your story using the Legacy Storytelling method. The Legacy Storytelling Method is a 52-week storytelling project in which participants are asked to write one story each week for 52 weeks.

How to Tell Embarrassing Stories

I bet you have a story that makes you cringe. A moment where you said something embarrassing or did something silly in front of an audience (big or small). I know it's hard to start telling an embarrassing social moment. There are so many strange things that you remember about the event that may not make sense in context, and maybe you're even embarrassed by your own behavior at the time. But these can be the best stories to share!

Think about your most embarrassing moment. The one that you want to forget, but it just won't go away. For many people, this is a social situation where they were embarrassed in front of other people and now the story has become well-known among friends, family members, or coworkers. 

When we share these stories with others, it can be cathartic for them too as they are able to laugh. If you're looking for an engaging way to tell your story, then take this opportunity to use the Legacy storytelling method!

Writing Prompts for Embarrassing Stories

These are prompts about an embarrassing social moment. We all have them, and the best thing is that they are usually hilarious! If you have small humans in your life, this is a great way to make an almost instant connection. Being a kid is hard, but being an adult means you can laugh at yourself and help others find the comedy in their embarrassing stories. Here are some ideas: 

  • Have you ever experienced An awkward or embarrassing moment
  • What happened in your awkward or embarrassing moment?
  • Who was there to witness your awkward or embarrassing moment?

These simple questions will help you to tell your story or help your loved one to tell theirs. You can check out more prompts to tell embarrassing stories on “Have you ever experienced an awkward or embarrassing social moment”

That is a little about our weekly writing prompt and some things you can think about. You can use any other prompt you'd like and think of these prompts as guidelines. If you have the printed pages or printed journals, feel free to write whatever you'd like in them and cross things out. They are yours!

Week 34 of 52 Weeks of Storytelling — Embarrassing Social Moment

Check out the video to hear how Legacy Storytelling can be a way of giving future generations something they will cherish and enjoy for years to come. You can check all the details on the 52 Weeks of Storytelling Series here.

What’s Next

We all have embarrassing moments, and we don’t always enjoy telling those stories. But, as humans, it is important to share our experiences with others, so they can learn from them too. This week of 52 weeks of storytelling prompts was about sharing an embarrassing social moment – now it's your turn!

If you want help getting started on this prompt or any other story ideas for the future, check out 5 Minute Storytelling here. You’ll find resources like pre-written scripts, tutorials, and worksheets that will make storytelling with someone else a breeze.