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Take 5

Thanks to MyLinda Butterworth, Buck Creacy & Granny Sue, "Take 5" is for tellers who want take time to do 5 things to advance their storytelling career each day. This method is also highlighted in Success Principles by Jack Canfield.

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Latest Activity: Sep 24, 2012

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My Annual Story Business Review 2 Replies

Every major company in the world periodically stops to review their efforts.1. Review all my websites for:A. Content, branding, feel, effectivenessB. ease of use, traffic2. Review postcards for…Continue

Started by Don 'Buck P' Creacy. Last reply by Don 'Buck P' Creacy Sep 24, 2012.

Five things to help my newsletter

1.  Review the format... is it easy to read... is it branded... is it scan-able?2. review my address list... is it current... clean it up... keep it fresh.3.  Plan several months ahead, using the…Continue

Tags: Parents

Started by Don 'Buck P' Creacy Jul 10, 2012.

Take Five: Read this Book Platform by Michael Hyatt

Note to Self:Review all my web sites:,, plus radio…Continue

Started by Don 'Buck P' Creacy Jul 7, 2012.

"A World of Storytelling" Radio Station

Does this count as a resource you can use?  The world's first 24/7/365 Internet Radio Station for Storytellers.  You can be on the radio, you can have equal footing, you can point your friends and…Continue

Tags: storytelling, storyteller, development, professional

Started by Don 'Buck P' Creacy Aug 18, 2011.

5/11/11 Tax Time, Conference Planning and a whole lot of work to do.

  So here is my Five Things, gotta keep it shortreviewed my marketing planworked on posters and brochuresresearched media outlets for news releasesworked on news releasesarranged video shots for…Continue

Started by Don 'Buck P' Creacy Apr 11, 2011.

TAKING 5 1 Reply


Started by MARY JO HUFF. Last reply by Carolyn Stearns Mar 2, 2009.

Take Five, little by little things get done 1 Reply

1. Worked on two new accounts for CD Production, starting the process with the customers.2. Checked out all the new stuff on PS and joined a new group "one sentence stories" Maybe that will help me…Continue

Tags: Storyteller, Storytelling, Creacy, P, Five

Started by Don 'Buck P' Creacy. Last reply by Carolyn Stearns Jan 30, 2009.

Jumping back on the Storytelling Bronco Sunday, Jan 11, 2009

I got off the horse for a few weeks there. I'm climbing back on.1. wrote article and submitted it.2. sent email in search of pictures.3. found address for Monday workshop and got ready for it.4.…Continue

Started by Rivka Willick Jan 11, 2009.

Take 5 for the New Year

1. Be sure to update all online accounts weekly at least; Facebook, Myspace, Linked In, Twitter, Slideshare, Professional Storyteller,my bookshelf and my website2. manage my business book, contracts…Continue

Tags: research, story, accounts, online, plan

Started by Carolyn Stearns Dec 29, 2008.

Take Five, little by little things get done

1. Sat quietly and did some dreaming2. Wrote a new blog for PS3. Reviewed Bruce Walker's stories and prepared some notes for a phone conversation later today4. Looked at the calendar and known…Continue

Tags: Storytelling, Storyteller, Buck, five, take

Started by Don 'Buck P' Creacy Sep 10, 2008.

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Comment by Carolyn Stearns on October 28, 2010 at 9:04pm
Thanks Buck , your email today made me come back in here. PS slipped off the radar for awhile. 1. Went back to PS and checked groups , blogs, events and recent posts!
2. mailed 100 postcards
3. told Wolf Stories at Wolf Rock to 3 rd graders asked them to share the story at home and reviewed the pieces so they will remember ( Ct History curriculum )
4. had pro photos done today at Wolf rock, studio pics next week
5. paid my Lanes dues
Comment by Carolyn Stearns on February 17, 2009 at 10:19pm
Did my 5 today. Put a blog up here, updated my website, updated all my calendars, uploaded new storytelling photos, booked a new show, practiced a couple of my songs, emailed some old clients a photo from my last show and reminded them I am booking dates, washed and put my costume away, did some reading. I was on a roll today guess I got a couple days worth of 5's done!
Comment by Glenda Bonin on November 29, 2008 at 10:43am
Hi Everyone!

Since I work every day on the business of storytelling, I seldom make a list of the things I actually accomplish. As a rule, my "to do" list is full of steps I need to take in order to reach some goal. I think it's a good idea to review recent accomplishments, and share plans, so here goes:
(1) I finally produced a CD of scary stories in time for Halloween this year (been talking about this for a couple years).
(2) Held a CD launching party at a local bookstore the week before Halloween - great fun and quite successful.
(3) Produced a historic story CD from interviews I did several years ago. The stories are about Dusty Vail and what her life was like growing up on the Empire Ranch near Sonoita, AZ in the early 1900's. The ranch is currently managed by the BLM in conjunction with a non-profit foundation. The CD was completed in time for the annual November celebration on the ranch this year.
(4) I have begun upgrading my website with plans to include blog and/or possibly a newsletter.
(5) I have completed plans and published a flyer for my 2009 "Be Creative @ Your Library" program.

My best to all for the holiday season,
Comment by Don 'Buck P' Creacy on September 30, 2008 at 7:01pm
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 MARY JO HUFF on August 8, 2008 at 6:56am
Also, thanks for your photo work on the was fun and a good edition. My internet knowledge is so limited!!!!!
Comment by MARY JO HUFF on August 8, 2008 at 6:55am
Glad you are feeling better. Whatever you do take care of yourself. You are your best friend so take time to rest so you will heal faster. Thanks for all you do!!! I will continue to pick your brain about my project in Southern Indiana............targeted for late 2009 or 2010.

Mary Jo
Comment by Don 'Buck P' Creacy on July 29, 2008 at 3:27pm
Thanks for that feedback. I will look into it I don't want to frustrate anyone... especially a potential customer.

Thanks for the heads up
Comment by Lois Sprengnether Keel (LoiS) on July 27, 2008 at 10:35pm
Leave it to me to testdrive something like this. I logged in & viewed a few items, then was interrupted. When I tried to start with the next item, I was asked to login again. No matter what I did it wouldn't accept me. (Tried the anonymous option when the 1 you described kept getting rejected.) Just now I went back & it worked for a few views & then started asking me to login with the same problems. I think you can only open about 5 items & then this starts up.

No, this wasn't on a Mac.

What I saw looked attractive, but I can't imagine a client not getting frustrated after getting shut out.
Comment by Don 'Buck P' Creacy on July 27, 2008 at 8:08pm
Hello Take Five

One page marketing promo sheets, I have some... putting up some more...

Look at these pictures and bio kits I have put on my ftp site. If you want to see them

go to my website (don't forget the "p")

scroll down looking in the left margin for "Media Link" click it and you will be asked for a username (aslancustomer) and a password (Buck2008)

You should be able to see every picture, poster, document on my FTP site, without any hassle at all. Check it out.

If you cannot see the page, click on the "page" button and select "open ftp site in Windows Explorer"

I have no idea what you might have to do if you own a MAC.

I am feeling much better thank all of you who have been writing and sending up prayers. I am grateful for your friendships and love.

Comment by Don 'Buck P' Creacy on July 27, 2008 at 8:07pm
Just a quick not to say that I am still doing five things... three of them are resting... one is reading Italian Folktales and the last is getting ready for the NSN Conference and my Showcase on Friday Morning... I hope you all will come hear these Kentuckians tell.


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