Story Trek Trending Premieres January 22 at 9 ET | 6 PT!
Coming just in time to shake the midwinter blues, it's BYUtv's newest show, Story Trek Trending!
Host Todd Hansen is joined by co-host Bela Erekson to open up a whole new method of story-finding. Each episode focuses on a single trending topic, and Todd and Bela explore the experiences of the people who make or break the fad. It's Story Trek with an exciting pop-culture twist.
So mark your calendar and get ready to dive in deep!
The hardest part of a conversation is knowing where to start! Thankfully, Todd and Bela, the experts on the subject, have some advice to make breaking the ice a little easier.
Advice from Todd
- It's perfectly fine to start with a direct question. Ask people "What's your name?" "What's your story?"
- Then listen and care!
- Most importantly, be genuine. People can tell if you really want to know their story or if you're just asking.
Advice from Bela
- Gauge people around you and be sensitive to their needs—starting a conversation is situational. Not everyone is in a good position to have a long talk all the time. But some people are, so look out for those people.
- Memorize a person's name immediately, then use their name in your next question. Then they'll know you were listening!
More with the Hosts
Learn more about Bela and Todd in this exclusive interview!