Oooo how sad that we are not on your map!! such is life! We are a town of about 4000 people and are based mainly around the olive production. Antequera is our nearest "big" town and is very beautiful.
alan !we have the same itinerary ! we are teachers and we tell !
i created with some friendsq THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF STORYTELLERS ( LEEBOON CI LEER in my native language the wolof of senegal ) ! see our website : www.leeboon-ci-leer.org
babacar mbaye ndaak - senegal
Welcome to this great site. I hope you enjoy it. I wonder, with all of your incredible experiences and insights, won't you consider joining the group Applied Storytelling: the Power of Story? Those of us in the group could really learn from you. Not only could you comment on what's there, but you could start some discussions of your own. Best wishes to you. STEVE
Thank you Buck, Diane and Tom for your immediate and warm welcomes.
Buck please take a look at my website and scan some of the creativity materials and courses.
Diane actually you can take some of my courses via handouts and ppts on my website and your can read one of my books: BROKEN CRAYONS.
I have been involved nationally and internationally with the creativity movement since 1978 when I first went to the Creative Education Foundation's annual CPSI-Creative Problem Solving Institute in Buffalo, New York. Now I attend creativity conferences around the US and the globe annually. For example I was in Singapore for the 20th American Creativity Association's conference, first one of theirs held outside of the US. I am the marketing director now for ACA. In March I was in Sarasota, Florida as part of the 5th Florida Creativity Weekend. In May I am one of the planners and organizers of the first ACE - Atlanta Creativity Exchange at Kennesaw State University (where SOS held the annual Winter Festival for a few years). In July I will be at Greenwich University for another creativity conference. Then in Toronto in September and in South Africa as part of the 14th ACRE and 4th Creativity in Education conferences.
My university course, done 5 times each year, is titled;
DEVELOPING CRE8NG COMMUNITIES IN YOUR WORKPLACE
It is the first of 7 courses for a master program for public safety officers. I have been doing that one since 1995 at Columbus State University and then 15 years prior to that once a year at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center.
Stories and storytelling from fable to fiction to anecdotal (personal and professional) are part of all my work, whether as a keynote, seminar, workshop, training program.
Let's talk about creativity... really on the phone. I am always interested in other peoples ideas about how the mechanics of it work. I have some ideas of my own and I would love to bouce them off of you. I am willing to be a sounding board as well... if you felt the need to talk something through.
What a great site this is... good Groups... lots of flexibility... good relevant discussions... fun videos and lots of great people... tellers interested in improving their skills and our mutual professionalism.
Welcome aboard Professional Storyteller. I would love to take one of your creativity seminars. What an awesome job and that you weave storytelling in the midst! Too cool. I hope you enjoy the site. Perhaps you can start a group on creativity. Make some friends and have fun. Happy Tales to You!
Dianne de Las Casas
Founder of Professional Storyteller
About that top line....what IS that job?
And HOW does one get that job?
It sounds awesome - and I'm guessing it's almost as much fun as it sounds like it would be.
What are your university courses?
I look forward to your sharing your insights, counsel, experiences and various tales with the folks on this site; avail yourself of the multiple pages such as Video, Photo, Blogs, audiofiles, as well as the Main Page, Members Page, Forums, Groups, etc. - it (they) will hold you in good stead.
Glad you're with us - best wishes for continued fulfillment and success -