Facial Expression Challenge

Join the 30 Day Facial Expression Challenge

In preparation for the highly anticipated First Time Storytelling Virtual Summit, we are kicking things off with a 30 Day Facial Expressions Challenge.

The First Time Storytelling Virtual Summit brings together an international lineup of experts and speakers to teach you how to become a personal storyteller and why storytelling matters. Storytelling is the most compelling, engaging, memorable and effective way for you to communicate who you are with others, and make deeper connections with the people you know and meet.

Register to attend the summit for free. Click here.

Storytelling is about expressing yourself and who you are. Part of expressing yourself is nonverbal communication. This is why it’s important to have good nonverbal communication skills as a storyteller but also be equipped to read and understand the nonverbal communication of others. 

Both of which you get to learn about in the First Time Storytelling Virtual Summit.

Why wait!!

Join the 30 Day Facial Expression Challenge and start learning and practicing. 

How to Participate in the 30 Day Facial Expressions Challenge

It’s easy and fun to participate! In the next 30 days, each day, post a new picture of yourself doing one of the 21 Recognized Facial Expressions or a silly face. The aim is to ensure you do all 21 Recognized Facial Expressions. 

Add in the description which one of the 21 Recognized Facial Expressions or silly face you are making. Also, you can add how making that expression made you feel. Did making the expression make you feel the same as the expression? Was it hard or easy for you to make the facial expression? How long did it take you to get it right?

DO NOT add which facial expression you are making on the picture itself. Why? See the next part of the challenge.

Choose the social media platform of your choice and use the #facialexpressionchallenge hashtag.

Part II. Can you Read Facial Expressions?

21 Facial Expressions Gif

The next part of the challenge is to test yourself. Can you read and discern the facial expressions. Do a search for the #facialexpressionchallenge hashtag and WITHOUT looking at the description, can you identify other people’s facial expressions?

Be nice about any comments you leave on the posts of other people.

Select from the Following 21 Recognized Facial Expressions and 9 Silly Faces

You do not have to do them in order. In fact, it’s better that you don’t, in order to challenge those who are practicing reading facial expressions.

21 Recognized Facial Expressions

21 Recognized Facial Expressions
  • Happy
  • Sad
  • Fearful
  • Angry
  • Surprised
  • Disgusted
  • Happily Surprised
  • Happily Disgusted
  • Sadly Fearful
  • Sadly Angry
  • Sadly Surprised
  • Sadly Disgusted
  • Fearfully Angry
  • Fearfully Surprised
  • Fearfully Disgusted
  • Angrily Surprised
  • Angrily Disgusted
  • Disgustedly Surprised
  • Appalled
  • Hatred
  • Awed

Pick 9 from the Silly/Funny Faces

  • Fish Face
  • Duck Face
  • Extreme Tongue Out (Gene Simmons — Kiss)
  • The Devilish Side Tongue Funny Face
  • Bug Eye Girl Face
  • Crosseyed
  • The Stink Eye 
  • The Home Alone Silly Face
  • The Huh? Face
  • The Squinty Wink Face
  • The Sensual Wink Face
  • The Oops, I Did It Again! Face
  • Popeye Face
  • Kiss Blowing Face
  • Holding my Breath Face
  • Ugly Crier Face
  • Or create your own! 

Enter to Win Unlimted Access to the Summit and How to Become a (First Time) Storyteller Course by Joining the 30 Day Facial Expression Challenge

25 people will win unlimited access to the summit and How to Become a (First Time) Storyteller Course valued at over $300.

How to Enter to Win

  1. Register to Attend the First Time Storytelling Virtual Summit
  2. Follow First Time Storytelling on YouTube
  3. Follow First Time Storytelling on Facebook
  4. Message the link of the social media account where you participated in the #facialexpressionchallenge.

I will be posting to Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn. You are welcome to follow me and practice reading my facial expressions!

Click here to register to attend the summit for free.

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