Never tell people you're going to tell them a story. They'll figure it out. You heard me mentioned this earlier, but I just wanted to stress this again, for the advanced tip section. Give your audience a little credit. They'll figure out you're telling a story and use every second of your time for maximum impact. Telling people you're going to tell them a story is an interesting they'll figure it out.
You don't see the director of a Hollywood blockbuster come out the beginning of the show and say, today I want to show you a movie. Well, no, we know it's a movie. We're seeing it right now. Don't waste time on the obvious instead, spend your time giving compelling details for your story to bring people in