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The More We Use P.S. . . .

This site's all about networking & sharing storytelling ideas.  New members join all the time.  Check when some join...and welcome them!  

Use the search box to find people nearby or topics of interest.

View Group discussions, membership's only to participate.  _You_ can start a group.  Invite others with a similar interest to join it.  It need not be in English either.

The more we use this site, the more valuable it becomes.  It also increases your internet presence...and…


Added by Lois Sprengnether Keel (LoiS) on March 28, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

The Story Biz Handbook Wins a 2010 Storytelling World Award


I am very excited to announce that The Story Biz Handbook has won a 2010 Storytelling World Award! Thank you for all your support!


Dianne de Las Casas

Founder of Professional Storyteller

Here a summary of the book:

Beginning with wonderful tips and advice about the art and presentation of storytelling, this is a complete resource about how to build a storytelling… Continue

Added by Dianne de Las Casas, Founder on January 29, 2010 at 2:30pm — No Comments

20 Family Story Starters - Dianne de Las Casas


Please visit The Story Connection Blog for 20 Family Story Starters. These are great to encourage storytelling in families and inter-generational storytelling.


Dianne de Las… Continue

Added by Dianne de Las Casas, Founder on August 24, 2009 at 11:54am — No Comments

Kamishibai Bicycle Storytellers

Kamishibai is the tradition of Japanese storytellers that rode bicycles with their story box to tell illustrated stories to children. I will use my bicycle to go to public spaces to tell stories using my photographs in the story box. Stories will be interactive using ventriloquism with puppet characters . Stories will be drawn from personal experience to teach lesson of respect for the natural environment and its creatures.

Added by Gary P Green on May 12, 2009 at 12:24am — 12 Comments

Good-Bye, Denise (1 of 2 Stories Honoring Black History Month)

This is the book cover for the 1990 out-of-print book that I self-published under my former married name: Debbie Rauch. My illustrator was Dusty Araujo.

This story is a piece of historical fiction. The friend of Denise exists only in the author’s imagination. My purpose in writing this story is to promote discussions among school children of an actual event of history. I hope that they will begin to… Continue

Added by Debbie Dunn aka DJ Lyons on February 4, 2009 at 4:43pm — No Comments

Take a listen to Elizabeth Ellis – Storytelling and the Development of Ethical Behavior.

Hey Folks

Just posted my most recent show #070 on the Art of Storytelling with Children with Elizabeth Ellis talking about Storytelling and the Development of Ethical Behavior.

Elizabeth Ellis storyteller kissing a frog while storytelling for children.

Please take a listen - I think this show is required listening for all serious professional tellers - the show is saved in a lower quality to make it accesable to… Continue

Added by Brother Wolf on December 29, 2008 at 9:30pm — No Comments

FACEBOOK and MYSPACE - Gift of the Gods and Evil Nemesis of all hard working people everywhere.

This Post was originally posted in the facebook, ning, linkdin, twitter, myspace, how to best use each? - discussion in the New Media - Blogs, Podcasts and Social Networking

I personally wouldn't touch Myspace with a ten foot pole - other people swear by it - I use Facebook very successfully to boost my listeners on… Continue

Added by Brother Wolf on December 18, 2008 at 1:00pm — 3 Comments

I am still laughing... I am curious has this ever happened to you?

I don't even know where to start. But I am dying to tell it and I am dying to read your reactions Last Friday night, I had a storytelling concert at the Family Resource Center in Warsaw, KY. This is my first visit to Warsaw and though I have talked in the past with both the local Public Library and the Family Resouce Center and finally our calendars opened up and the stars aligned and it was going to work out.

We signed our Contracts and I was careful to get the phone number… Continue

Added by Don 'Buck P' Creacy on September 15, 2008 at 6:48pm — 4 Comments

What a year! Now how about next year?!

That's right it is time to turn my attention to 2009. I think you should too. I have already started looking at the holidays... where are they in relationship to the weekends? Thanks to our Congress almost every "one day" holiday is jammed into a Monday. I am compiling my festival list and deciding which ones I want to court and remind myself of which ones are courting me. Where do I want to go again, and which projects do I want to attempt this next year.

So what do I want for… Continue

Added by Don 'Buck P' Creacy on September 10, 2008 at 5:10am — 3 Comments

Ah.. the weekend is here...

Northern Kentucky Storytelling Festival

Lots of good fun tonight starting at 7:00 pm Octavia Sexton and Bill Harley

Saturday at 11:00 a.m. till about 4:00 pm Lots of great Kentucky tellers and they are even going to let me tell. Bill Watson, Octavia Sexton, & Cynthia Changaris. Come on out it will be lots of fun.

XM Satellite Radio Channel 171, 8:00 a.m. EST

I am hoping you will join me by radio or internet to listen to me tell stories to a lot of… Continue

Added by Don 'Buck P' Creacy on April 18, 2008 at 9:13am — No Comments

The adrenaline rush of progress is over and the cool reality is setting in... for me.

I woke up this morning, 8:30 a.m. and those of you who know me... know just how rare that really is. I slept late by about four hours. I fried a mixture of potatoes, peppers, onions, cooked some bacon & eggs, toasted oatmeal bread & a nice glass of orange juice, a huge cup of coffee. Two actually I drank one cup while fixing my meal and then I settled into to my seat to eat it while watching Book C-Span on my little tv. Macio Maku, noted Quantum Physicist was talking about his new book… Continue

Added by Don 'Buck P' Creacy on April 5, 2008 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

[The Story Biz Blog] Making Media Magic 3-31-08


A new blog has been posted in the Story Biz group, It's all about getting press coverage. Included is a sample of my "Fast Facts" sheet as well as a successful press release.

Best wishes for Story Biz Success!

Dianne de Las Casas

Added by Dianne de Las Casas, Founder on March 31, 2008 at 4:44am — 3 Comments

Storytelling News FYI: Resolution Would Make Doc McConnell Tennessee's First Storytelling Laureate

Resolution would make 'Doc' McConnell Tennessee’s first 'Storytelling Laureate'

Published 03/26/2008 By Hank Hayes

'Doc' McConnell performs in this Times-News file photo.

Longtime Hawkins County storyteller “Doc” McConnell is on track to become Tennessee’s first-ever “Tennessee Storytelling Laureate.”

A resolution creating the office of Tennessee Storytelling Laureate and designating McConnell as its first… Continue

Added by Dianne de Las Casas, Founder on March 27, 2008 at 9:16am — 7 Comments

The Story Biz Blog: Awesome Online Press Kits


By Dianne de Las Casas

If you want to promote yourself effectively, a press kit is a must. But printed press kits can be time-consuming and costly. Want a better solution? Welcome to the digital revolution. The Internet and the World Wide Web have made access to artists so much easier. Want to get an editor’s or journalist’s attention? Create an awesome online press kit.

Editors Can Access You at the Click of a Button

Editors are under… Continue

Added by Dianne de Las Casas, Founder on March 24, 2008 at 11:49pm — 5 Comments

Little by Little things get done (Aesop 600 BC) Five things I did today for my storytelling


1. I filed my receipts and travel card and check stubs from this weekend's work for my taxes.

2. I made some further edits on my postcard and ordered 10,000 of them.

3. I bought a date stamper for my postcards to keep them current well after the IRA Conference in May

4. I slept a great good long sleep today. I needed it, i took it... I think it was just the thing for me to do. This entry will be brief but I have lots to add to the Marketing and the… Continue

Added by Don 'Buck P' Creacy on March 23, 2008 at 9:30pm — No Comments

The 250 Challenge for All Members of Professional Storyteller - March 21, 2008


Since I began this site about 2 months ago, it has really grown! Major contributors to the site's growth include Rachel Hedman, Buck Creacy, Sean Buvala, Tim Ereneta, and Tom Taylor. They have been the "backbone" of the site, really contributing and helping Professional Storyteller grow. We're already at 175 as of this date! Thank you so much, my friends. I <3 U!

I would love to see it grow even more ,so I took Buck up on his suggestion to make our goal 250… Continue

Added by Dianne de Las Casas, Founder on March 21, 2008 at 5:00am — 16 Comments

Dianne de Las Casas on front page of Philippines' largest newspaper, Philippine Daily Inquirer


On Sunday, March 16, 2008, an article was written about a "Read-Along" sponsored by the Philippine Daily Inquirer, the Philippines' largest newspaper, at which I was a guest storyteller. The article, which ran on the front page and about a third of an interior page featured a lot about me. :) Very cool. Though some of the facts are a bit incorrect, the article is still great. (I did not sing "If You're Happy and You Know It" - same tune but my adaptation called "If You Like… Continue

Added by Dianne de Las Casas, Founder on March 20, 2008 at 4:30am — 5 Comments

CONTEST: The 200+ challenge for All Professional Storyteller Members


You have all done such a great job growing this site - special thanks to Buck, Rachel, Tom, Eric, Sean, Baba and so many others who have spread the word like, well, stories loosed on the wind!

I have a challenge for you: Can we reach or exceed 200 members by the time I return from my international tour (March 20)? We are currently at 87 members. The person who brings the most storytellers on board will receive an autographed copy of my "Wild About… Continue

Added by Dianne de Las Casas, Founder on March 3, 2008 at 12:30pm — 16 Comments

Dianne Touring Out of the Country for Three Weeks - Need Professional Storyteller Ambassadors


I am preparing to tour in Guam and the Philippines and will be away for nearly three weeks. Please be Professional Storyteller Ambassadors by welcoming newcomers (leaving welcome messages) and "friending" members. I will check in as often as I can but Internet access may be spotty and I am doing quite a bit of island hopping. You may follow my travels as I will blog on The Story Connection Blog as often as… Continue

Added by Dianne de Las Casas, Founder on March 3, 2008 at 2:30am — 2 Comments

[The Story Biz Blog] Into the Hands of Your Fans: Promoting Your Recording 2-25-08

The Story Biz Blog February 25, 2008

Into the Hands of Your Fans: Promoting Your Recording

By Dianne de Las Casas

Into the Hands of Your Fans!

Breathe a sigh of relief. Your recording is done. Woo-hoo! All that loving labor in the recording studio or recording your material live has paid off – it’s finished, mastered, packaged, and ready to sell. Now you have 1,000 CDs (or more) sitting in boxes in the middle of your living room, garage, or extra room. Of course, you… Continue

Added by Dianne de Las Casas, Founder on February 26, 2008 at 10:13pm — 2 Comments

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