Storytelling is the "mother" of all communications. Every art form relies on Story to convey meaning. Despite this truth, many communicators only approach storytelling as an adjunct to their speaking and presenting. For this quick article, I am speaking about oral storytelling, not digital storytelling that does not rely or build on a presenter’s public speaking skills. I suggest that mastering oral or traditional storytelling should be at the top of every speaker’s list of… Continue
Added by Sean Buvala on March 31, 2009 at 8:27pm —
The third issue of the Multicolored Newsletter is finally ready! News from the world of Hungarian storytelling, a band new folktale just for you in English with lots of background information, books to read... just for fun. Read and enjoy! ;)
Added by Csenge Zalka on March 29, 2009 at 4:54pm —
I have just finished researching matierial to adapt an ancient Aztec story about the god of the wind Ehecatl, (one of the transformations of Quetzalcoatl) and his love for Mayaguel. out of their love, the agave, or maguey was born.... and out of the agave... some of the most famous drinks of Mexico. It is a lovely tragic story with love, envy and the help of the god of the rain, Tlaloc. read all about it in the Stories of the Americas… Continue
Added by Virginia Cano on March 28, 2009 at 3:04pm —
Track us on Twitter (storyteling) and Facebook (Limor Shiponi).
Have a great day!
Added by Limor Shiponi on March 27, 2009 at 11:26pm —
I am weary
Weary of the grind
Weary of the blare
Of unwanted television news
Of the cry of talking heads
Creating economic disaster
With their intrusive blather
Crying in the spilt beer
Of lost financial gain
Weary of television, radio, internet.
I want to run to the hills
Hope for poor signals
Hope for undelivered papers
I want to walk in a woods
Filled with promise
As jack in the pulpits
Sneak through the… Continue
Added by Stephen Hollen on March 26, 2009 at 3:36pm —
Tonight I had the pleasure of listening to Brother Wolf's question and answer session with my friend, the amazing Storyteller Tim Tingle. Tim is well-versed in the art of telling Native American stories, folktales and true stories. I'm sure his listeners enjoyed his historical references and experiences with adapting stories from facts. His knowledge and training in the field of modern native storytelling with in a historical perspective is unsurpased.
His description of… Continue
Added by Jo Sanders on March 25, 2009 at 1:50am —
On March 20, 2009 Lincoln Corner Karachi celebrated World Storytelling Day with Citizens Educational Development Foundation CEDF home school children in collaboration with iEARN Pakistan. Total 36 participants including CEDF students, teachers, iEARN facilitators, YES alumni & volunteers attended the session from 1030-1245 hours.
These non conventional students came from Katchi Abadies (slums) & taught by CEDF at their volunteer’s… Continue
Added by Dale Jarvis on March 24, 2009 at 2:27pm —
Tim Ereneta sent me a note about my marketing course:
"I have been listening everyday to the Outside In Marketing Workshop mp3s Sean posted...the material is so helpful. Absolutely essential listening."
I want you to have this "absolutely essential listening" for your career as a storyteller. I have relaunched the "Outside In Marketing Kit." It's now available complete in a download form.… Continue
Added by Sean Buvala on March 24, 2009 at 1:30pm —
In preparation for an upcoming tour in Israel, working across faiths/cultures, I have been looking into other faiths (I was brought up a non-practising Christian). Today I went to an open day at a Mosque in our city. It was a brilliant experience, people were very welcoming and there was a lot of information on the history and practices of Islam. Whilst I have only got a tiny glimpse of this faith I do feel I understand the links between the Abrahmic faiths more. It is a pity we don't tell more… Continue
Added by Roisin Murray on March 24, 2009 at 12:12pm —
Wauw, that's a long title....
We also call it
'spinning tales weaving hope'
Lots of people are now working seriously hard to tell the world about the symposium, that is taking place the last week of July 2009.
A couple of days ago, I was called by a woman, whom I've not yet met, and she told me, 'she had heard about the symposium, and now she just wanted to ask me, how she could help.'
- What a nice surpise!
Yesterday I recieved a mail from Australia,… Continue
Added by Marianne Christensen on March 24, 2009 at 9:03am —
Wow! I feel like I haven't been on here in FOREVER. Betweeen school and sports, I've been swamped. Let me get you up to date. First off...I'VE GOT MY FIRST CD!!! "Take One" is my very first CD. It consists of my first 3 original stories. It was recorded live in Columbia, SC. I'm very proud of it.
In October, I was fortunate enough to take part in the Story Night at the National Storytelling Festival. It was one of the highlights of my year.
Just last… Continue
Added by Rixon Lane on March 23, 2009 at 9:30pm —
Hello all! I have been working hard lately on beefing up my professional storyteller page. It is a good place, because if I want to get more into telling I need a place that people can find me and see what I'm up to.
Briefly I will go over what I have been up to this year and the year before.
I had the great honor to be a part of The 2008 National Youth Storytelling Showcase as one of the four highschool finalists telling an original story called The Man… Continue
Added by Emilee Seaman on March 23, 2009 at 5:30pm —
I am currently doing 2 Writer/Storyteller in Residences in Donegal through Poetry Ireland. The work is varied but we are sharing some great stories and creating new ones.
I'm just completing a project in Northern Ireland working with four schools, some woth special needs, to creat film scripts on the theme of 'Inclusion'. Some wonderful ideas have emerged.
Back also from Early Years Theatre Festival in Bologn, bursting with ideas and inspiration. Having been thinking alot… Continue
Added by Joe Brennan on March 23, 2009 at 5:20pm —
Hello to all!
I am Dave Tonge, The Yarnsmith of Norwich, A teller of tales for about eight years now who specializes in English tales (Although there is no such thing really!) I have three other blogs on Blogger that can be accessed via this site. Two are about different aspects of my storytelling; about where I tell and examples of some of my stories. The third is about history, in particular the history of the lower orders; people like me!
So I'm not sure what I shall… Continue
Added by Dave Tonge, 'The Yarnsmith ' on March 23, 2009 at 7:00am —
World Storytelling Day 2009
We Celebrated World Storytelling Day, with The After School Storytelling Club
The Super Sonic Celtic Guinea Pigs of Awesomeness!
Ten storytellers ranging in age from 8 to 12 years old preformed
Stories for All Ages
We have been working very hard and eating lots of popcorn while we explore the art of storytelling. We spent about 8 weeks having fun learning about story. This was the… Continue
Added by Bonnie Rankin on March 20, 2009 at 7:39pm —
Are you in the areas of Oakland, California or Orlando, FL.
I have a couple of private events already booked in both those areas and would like see what we can set up with folks in those cities while I am there. As I will be in the area, I can offer my work at my "local" pricing.
I will be in the Orlando, Florida area with free time the evening of May 7 and nearly all day on May 8- just a few weeks away. My main sponsor has me near the "House of Mouse" (wink) but I am… Continue
Added by Sean Buvala on March 20, 2009 at 12:30am —
"Improving public speaking and business communication skills are the goals of a free Goodyear, Arizona workshop."
Avondale, AZ- Business owners and entrepreneurs who wish to communicate more effectively with customers and clients are invited to attend a free, 90 minute "Introduction to Business Storytelling" workshop on Friday, March 27, 2009 at 930AM. The workshop will be located at the Ground Control Coffee Lounge at 14140 W Indian School Road in Goodyear.… Continue
Added by Sean Buvala on March 19, 2009 at 7:57pm —
Here's a brand new, eight-minute video on using gestures in storytelling and public speaking skills. We are thinking about making a series of storytelling techniques videos. Storytelling for teens? Storytelling for business? This is a prototype we assembled here in the office. (I said "we" like I have a monkey in shirt pocket.) YouTube
of course botches the quality of these things but you can see a High-Quality version at YouTube or I can… Continue
Added by Sean Buvala on March 19, 2009 at 3:28pm —
MyLinda Butterworth will be presenting The Scarlet 'C'
in coordination with Florida StoryCamps', Coming Home to Healing Pre-camp Concert. Elizabeth Ellis and Diane Rooks will be performing at 7 PM, followed by MyLinda at 8 PM. During this performance MyLinda will take you on her journey through cancer and show you how that Scarlet 'C' has changed her life forever. This performance fulfills the "My Finest Hour" requirements for a Masters Degree… Continue
Added by Mylinda Butterworth on March 19, 2009 at 2:18pm —
Having the "gift of gab" by kissing the Blarney stone
is not enough to be a storyteller. An Irish proverb says, "Time is a great storyteller."
The number of stories you know, the principles learned within them, and the time it takes to apply the principles can measure intelligence.
Added by Rachel Hedman on March 18, 2009 at 5:22am —