I recently attended the Smoky Mountain Storytelling Festival and watched/listened to the National Youth Storyteller Showcase. The youth who performed were extremely talented
to say the least and the young lady who won the title of Grand Torchbearer was multi-talented. Before announcing the winners of this showcase each youth was allowed to tell
their story, therein lies the rub
. Or might I say, here is were I get confused about the current definition of storytelling and… Continue
Added by Mylinda Butterworth on February 11, 2008 at 8:00pm —
I had a whale of a good time onstage last night. I had six people in the audience, some who paid, some who didn't, but all of them very supportive. I told, Pygmalion & Galatea, Pyramus & Thisbe, What Every Woman Wants: The Marriage of Dame Ragnell and Sir Gawain, and The Devil's Bet, a story which was one of the bases for Shakespeare's comedy, The Taming of the Shrew. Unlike my usual ways of storytelling,… Continue
Added by Rob McCabe on February 10, 2008 at 5:45pm —
Reading posts tonight got me thinking. It would not have taken a crystal ball to see my storytelling career even as a kid. I just started full time this year at age 50, but at age 16 I was a tour guide in the Nathan Hale Homestead . This historic museum in Coventry , Ct. was the family home of Revolutionary War spy and patriot Nathan Hale. It was often to a suprised tour group that I related my facts and the family events and history to.They were unaccustomed to getting a tour from one so… Continue
Added by Carolyn Stearns on February 9, 2008 at 9:37pm —
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… Continue
Added by Rob McCabe on February 8, 2008 at 7:52pm —
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!
Dianne de Las Casas
Author & Award-Winning StorytellerThe Story Biz Handbook:… Continue
Added by Dianne de Las Casas, Founder on February 5, 2008 at 7:43pm —
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… Continue
Added by K. Sean Buvala on February 5, 2008 at 4:55pm —
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… Continue
Added by Tim E on February 5, 2008 at 2:00am —
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 —
I was honored to make the campus newspaper of Utah State University about my performance/workshop on Saturday, February 2nd.
Enjoy the article "… Continue
Added by Rachel Hedman on February 4, 2008 at 1:12pm —
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 —
I Had a Teacher . . . Continue
© 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 –…
Added by Tom Taylor on February 3, 2008 at 12:26am —
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!
Dianne de Las Casas
Author & Award-Winning Storyteller
Professional Storyteller Administrator
Added by Dianne de Las Casas, Founder on February 2, 2008 at 9:09pm —
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…
Added by Tom Taylor on February 2, 2008 at 6:30pm —
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… Continue
Added by Tom Taylor on January 31, 2008 at 5:35pm —
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!
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 —
Dragons to vanquish,
Maidens to rescue,
Kingdoms to rule,
I AM a StoryTeller!
Added by Mylinda Butterworth on January 25, 2008 at 3:24pm —