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Self-Promotion for Cafe Show

Tomorrow night, Saturday, February 9 from 9-10 p.m. I am scheduled to perform a new show I created for Valentine's Day, entitled, Love Feast: A Smorgasbord of Love Stories, Myths and Legends From Around the World. I am excited but also very nervous as the weather is not being helpful. I sure hope I get a lot of audience members, but it's so frustrating trying to get people to appreciate storytelling as an art form. For one hour, all they have is my voice and body to keep…

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Added by Rob McCabe on February 8, 2008 at 7:52pm — 3 Comments

New! Story Biz Blog

Friends,



Right here on Professional Storyteller, I am beginning a weekly "Story Biz" blog. Not only will this be a blog about the biz of storytelling, it will help storytellers get to that "next level" in their careers by revealing cool tools and little known marketing secrets and strategies. I'll be uploading the first installment soon. Stay tuned by subscribing!



Warmly,

Dianne de Las Casas

Author & Award-Winning Storyteller

The Story Biz Handbook:… Continue

Added by Dianne de Las Casas, Founder on February 5, 2008 at 7:43pm — 2 Comments

An Outside In Interview

Come listen in as storyteller Priscilla Howe and Storyteller.net director Sean Buvala talk about the ::Outside In Storytelling Marketing Boot Camp:: they will be teaching at at the end of February. Even if you are not coming to the camp, you might still learn a thing or two just by listening to our casual conversation in the…

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Added by K. Sean Buvala on February 5, 2008 at 4:55pm — 2 Comments

Web Advice from a Talking Head

Click on the picture to make it talk (will take you to another site). Click on the pink triangle to hear my picture talk.

(I'm working on embedding the talking picture here but I'm having technical…

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Added by Tim E on February 5, 2008 at 2:00am — 7 Comments

Ten Blunt Tips for Those Who Want to be Professional Storytellers.

10 Pieces of Quick, Blunt Advice for Those Who are Starting Out on the Road to New "Professional" Teller-dom.



1. "Professional" is about you and your ability to deliver above and beyond what your clients need. Professional is knowing what those needs are before your client knows they have them. If you call yourself "professional" just because you make money at it, stop. Always give value above and beyond what your client has paid for. Give, give, give.



2. You need a… Continue

Added by K. Sean Buvala on February 4, 2008 at 3:18pm — 4 Comments

Anthropology Museum Holds Story Telling--Article

I was honored to make the campus newspaper of Utah State University about my performance/workshop on Saturday, February 2nd.



Enjoy the article "…
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Added by Rachel Hedman on February 4, 2008 at 1:12pm — 1 Comment

A LAND OF DUCKS

My adaptation of a Soren Kierkegaard story via Tony Campolo's book "You Can Make a Difference."



A LAND OF DUCKS



(c) 1985 - Tom A.B. Taylor



I read about a land of ducks who waddled their lives away

They'd duck-walk to their daily jobs'n'duck-walk while at play

They'd waddle to th' duckstore & th' Duck movie way down town

When th' traffic was bad, there'd be "Quack-Ups"...

As the ducks waddled all around



Come Sunday mornin'… Continue

Added by Tom Taylor on February 3, 2008 at 1:20am — 8 Comments

I HAD A TEACHER . . .

I Had a Teacher . . .

© 1998 – Tom A.B. Taylor



I had a teacher when I was young, she was old and I…but a kid

I can’t recall her curriculum at all, but I’ll never forget what she did

She sat us all down on a rug on the floor, while she relaxed in’er old rockin’ chair

“Once upon a time,” she always began, then she’d lead us away from there



To forests, and castles and distant lands, and characters we’d clearly see

And we sat enraptured –…

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Added by Tom Taylor on February 3, 2008 at 12:26am — No Comments

New Video & Audio on Professional Storyteller

Storytellers,

Priscilla Howe uploaded her video performance of "The Pancake." It's adorable. Watch it! I uploaded my story "The Tortoise and the Hare" on the main page. You can also hear other stories on my page.

Happy Tales to You!

Warmly,
Dianne de Las Casas
Author & Award-Winning Storyteller
Professional Storyteller Administrator
http://www.storyconnection.net

Added by Dianne de Las Casas, Founder on February 2, 2008 at 9:09pm — No Comments

"IT AIN'T!?"

Saturday, February 2, 2008 - 12:05 a.m.

"It ain't about how pretty you sing,

it's all about how good you tell the story."

From traditional ballad singer of Madison County, North Carolina, U.S.A., Dellie Norton ~



I loved Ms. Norton's comment the moment I first saw it. "She nailed it," I…

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Added by Tom Taylor on February 2, 2008 at 6:30pm — No Comments

It's Amazin' to me . . .

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Years ago when I was touring my one-man show on Woody Guthrie, in the course of events - studying, researching, practicing, rehearsing, writing, editing, reading, traveling - it dawned on me that I ought to learn to play the spoons, AND bones, for the show - you know, to make it more authentic. Just seemed natural to me. An appropriate thing to do. No direct evidence that Guthrie did, but, still and all, none that he…

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Added by Tom Taylor on January 31, 2008 at 5:35pm — 8 Comments

New Features on Professional Storyteller

Storytellers,



I just added the video and music player so now you can upload your storytelling audios and videos. In addition, there is also a groups feature, which allows you to start a group relevant to your topic of interest (i.e., youth storytelling, environmental telling, etc.). Please invite your friends and let's allow this network to grow!



Happy Tales to You!



Warmly,

Dianne de Las Casas

Author & Award-winning Storyteller

Professional Storyteller… Continue

Added by Dianne de Las Casas, Founder on January 31, 2008 at 4:51pm — No Comments

Who Am I?

Dragons to vanquish,
Maidens to rescue,
Kingdoms to rule,
I AM a StoryTeller!
MyLinda Butterworth

Added by Mylinda Butterworth on January 25, 2008 at 3:24pm — No Comments

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