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In the Fishbowl... with Buck P Creacy


In the Fishbowl... with Buck P Creacy


I am always trying to get better at my craft skills of storytelling.   Of course; we all are and because storytelling is an art AND A BUSINESS.  Well, I am trying to be get better about the way I do my work. 

Year's ago I had to call people and say. "I have never designed a postcard.  Where do I start?"   Many people helped me. 

So you gotta pay it forward.  In the Fishbowl... I publicly work on one  of the projects that I am hammering out.  It might be the very first time I've tried something or it could be something that I do all the time and think you might find it interesting.  Anyway, you can watch either out of morbid curiosity or as a coach or as a student wanting to learn a little from a guy who knows just a little. Join me... let me hear your ideas too. 

Shoot, you probably know more about all of this than I do.  See you in the fishbowl.

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Pinterest and Storytelling 3 Replies

Started by Carolyn Stearns. Last reply by Carolyn Stearns Oct 16, 2012.

How to write a great News Release 1 Reply

Started by Don 'Buck P' Creacy. Last reply by Don 'Buck P' Creacy Apr 16, 2012.

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Comment by Anne Alexander on July 13, 2012 at 8:40am

Buck, I'm impressed with your willingness to live in the virtual fishbowl, so others can learn by example. You are a great influencer, someone who lives a life that is clearly different. That's called integrity. You both learn and teach graciously. Thanks!

Comment by Don 'Buck P' Creacy on February 16, 2011 at 10:10pm
So what the heck is a product launch? Don't I just get my stuff together and just start telling people? Well yes, maybe a little like that. There are some main components, the first of those is a good inventory of your tools. What do you have in your toolbox? For example, do you have a webpage? Do you blog? Does anyone read it? Do you use a social network like Facebook and Twitter? Do you have a newsletter? Can you produce a good quality video? So what is the product? A CD? A new storytelling service? A "no one can live without this product" thingy? Is it a webinar?

So here's the list
Resources: How many ways can you let the world know that you have something to sell? Radio & TV are probably not going to play into the equation unless you won the lottery last night. So for us Storytellers, we might have a webpage, a Facebook presence, Twitter Account, a blog, a video blog, a YouTube account, a newsletter, a business card, a postcard, a brochure, a pamphlet, and a promo package. Look around you and see what you have for resources.

Second you need a launch date, a D-Day so to speak when you will unleash your product on the world. All of your efforts need to be focused on that day.

A Strategy might be nice too. Can you bring these elements to bear on the influence you might wish to press upon an audience, audio, video, print, web, blog, newsletter, web-inar, web conference, and now that you have those tools. Just how do you apply them. Remember that old saying; "If the only tool you have is a hammer, the whole world looks like a nail." It is not just having the tools... but it is how you apply them.

More later...
Buck Creacy
Working America's Storyteller
Comment by Kathy Price on October 23, 2010 at 11:09am
Reading back entries and getting so inspired!
Comment by Kathy Price on October 23, 2010 at 11:08am
Hi: I like the concept of 'labbing' the processes and sharing what works and what has not.... through experimenting!
Comment by Don 'Buck P' Creacy on October 5, 2009 at 3:57pm
Hello Everybody... I think it is time that you all met my new puppet "Buckshot" I know the name is truly predictable... but I didn't want to call him Buck Jr. Here he is and later tonight I will begin the Puppet Building project.
Comment by Oel Castner on September 2, 2009 at 1:26pm
Hey Big Guy! It is so good to have you back. I want all of our storytelling friends to get busy and start telling. Schools are great, they offer so many opprotunities to tell. I am a little worried that too many of our friends are looking for an income. Folks, we have been communicating through storytelling from the beginning of man. Be overjoyed that we have wonderful venues to tell. I had the honor of looking 8,000 children in the eye and told them stories. Let's tell,tell,tell...................oel
Comment by Ros Rubinstein on September 2, 2009 at 7:45am
I would like to know how you made a talking puppet from a stuffed toy!
That would be great.
Comment by Carolyn Stearns on November 21, 2008 at 9:32pm
Hi Buck and others in this wet space, Well I was on such a roll and was sidetracked by health issues but not my own, lots of family. I am the primary caregiver now for three. Whew that was a fast change! I have had to hold off booking some dates and know the next year will be a challenge but I plan to keep moving forward I just cant take giant steps. I was really loving that too but family comes first! "The Sandwich Generation" may one day be a personal story I can tell for now it is the one I need to live through . My parents with multiple health issues, my daughter with cancer and a first grandchild on the way. My sanity keeper at present is a couple hymns I sing in the car, a canvas tote of storytelling materials and research I drag to all the hospitals and Doctor appts. never without reading material for the long waits, and a harmonica in the pocket. When I get to making a CD one day it will be dedicated to that granddaughter I'm waiting on who is the sunshine in our lives even before she greets the world.
Comment by Don 'Buck P' Creacy on September 30, 2008 at 6:59pm
Hello Everyone;

Please check your freindship request and either accept them or reject them. But please don't let them sit idle. If one hundred people do that, if keeps others from making new friends. Just go to your friends tabs, the little silloettes at the top right of your page, under your name and click it. I expect if you haven't found it by now... you may have many pending new friends.

Just a tip.
Comment by Don 'Buck P' Creacy on September 9, 2008 at 7:44am
Hello Everyone;

I am still unpacking. I sent out contracts today to Northern Kentucky and New Jersey. Had some querries (sp) from Florida and I need to get my head back into the game. I have no dates left for this year. Yeah! I will begin planning a meeting with my Office Manager and my Agent for early November, after I finish producing Bruce Walker's CDs. Pam Holcomb sent me the details of her CD release party, that should be fun. Pam has two new CDs, you should check em out. If the story "Watch Dog" doesn't win an award... I don't know what it takes to get one.

Health wise I am improving daily, thinking about work for next year and I am noticing that Carolyn is appering more often on the internet... good job Carolyn.

bye for now


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