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Marketing; The business of selling Storytelling

This group was started to discuss "best practices" for everyone to gather the things they can use and be exposed to the things others are doing. Join us, for some discussions, interesting questions, practical answers and the insight of experience as we mull over what it takes to increase our exposure as Professional Storytellers.

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"A World of Storytelling" Radio Station 1 Reply

Started by Don 'Buck P' Creacy. Last reply by Don 'Buck P' Creacy Feb 21, 2012.

"Let's Have a Conference on Purpose." 13 Replies

Started by Don 'Buck P' Creacy. Last reply by Christi U. Jul 15, 2011.

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Comment by Don 'Buck P' Creacy on July 11, 2012 at 8:44pm
Thumbnail   This is the next project we are trying to develop in the Fishbowl.  Bet you will be interested.

Handling Social Media: Project: Create a viable S.M.A.R.T set of Go...

Comment by Rachmiel Tobesman on October 25, 2011 at 5:56pm

Last night meeting of the Jewish Committee on Scouting it was decided to have a story concert as a fundraiser. A synagogue has offered its building free as a venue. Would anyone be interested in telling. Date will be sometime in the Spring 2012.

Comment by Robin E. Kitson on April 11, 2011 at 10:21pm

Hi Buck,


I thought I was going to get something from you about the conference then i went on vacation and now back.  I spoke with you via phone have the niece who is a minister.  Let us stay in touch


Comment by Don 'Buck P' Creacy on April 11, 2011 at 5:35pm

Hello Gang;

So you want to know about my conference?  How much do you want to know?  Want to see the bones before the flesh was on it?  Okay...  Want to know why and what I decided and how I intend to pull it off?  Okay...  But first we all need to understand my stand on a definition...  Marketing.  I think to do this gracefully, I need to be inside a "Discussion Forum."  So right this minute this discussion seems to be between Miss Christi and Miss Kathy and me.  Are there any others who are interested?  Meet us in the Discussion Forum named "Let's have a Conference on purpose."

Comment by Kathy Price on April 11, 2011 at 10:55am

Thanks Christi U! Hope Buck tells all~

A Speaker's Bureau is kind of a management-agency that lists a database with profiles of speakers in varying specialties. Some speakers for example, only give women-focused talks, while others have broader topics.   When meeting or party planners, organizations, schools,  et al...look for a Speaker..they can choose to consult  a Speakers Bureau. And then it's a matter of finding the RIGHT fit. For example...a school would be hesitant to pursue a speaker or storyteller who specialized in mid-grade to high school where they were looking for toddlers-tellers. Like that.  Speaker's Bureaus also vary greatly from one to other. The pros are-your profile is in a establishment where among so many, you can get noticed and hired. The downside is--that your profile is in a establishment where among so many you might NOT get noticed. Also the $$$$ also varies. Some SBs you have to pay to be on their roster,while others take a percentage. I once had a brand new SB ask to add my name because they were desperate for peole and once they got established I was upset to see they had booked gigs...but not with me. grrrrrrrrr

Comment by Christi U. on April 11, 2011 at 9:41am

@Buck: Kathy's right. Promote your conference here. Don't be shy. We want to hear about your adventure!

And on another topic: what is a Speaker's Bureau?

Comment by Kathy Price on April 9, 2011 at 7:47am

Hey  BPC

Conference? I missed  the info. Sounds like you are organizing one now? Elaborate? Where..Who... 

Comment by Don 'Buck P' Creacy on April 8, 2011 at 11:18pm
After this conference is over, I am going to write a book about how to organize a conference.  What we have been doing and the results and then what new tools are out there for those who are willing to wade into the deep water to really draw a crowd.  Notice, I didn't say that I had "drawn a crowd."  But with 80 days left until June 16-18.  I am feeling like a new dad.  Stay tuned or just watch out of morbid curiosity...  Will I actually fall off the tightrope?  Why didn't he spend some of that money on a net?  Well, we will see, won't we.
Comment by Don 'Buck P' Creacy on February 17, 2011 at 7:18pm
SCORE can help... don't get a booking agent... join a Speaker's Bureau
Comment by Kathy Price on February 17, 2011 at 7:16pm

Thanks,Buck. Be great to hear the tidbits. I am trying to hire someone on commision to make cold calls for me and lead generation and email blasts.

It is VERY hard to be the booking agent..the secretary, the publicty.. the promotion as well as being the talent~

I am applying for a Mastermind Group~  



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