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The Woo Woo Thing

Check out my blog, Animal Nation. Stories about my work as a professional Animal Communicator. You want stories? Animals got stories!

Added by Reisa Stone on January 16, 2012 at 2:54am — No Comments

Radion on Thursday 2/11: Denver and Minneapolis

Hey all,

I'm doing some more (U.S.) radio interviews today for the art of family storytelling and the DaddyTeller book.

Two Shows On Thursday, February 11:


Denver (Colorado Springs, etc), Colorado

1530 AM on KCMN Radio

8AM Denver Time (7AM Pacific/ 9AM Eastern)

(And 3PM London England)

You can listen in live at

(Click on "KCMN Listen… Continue

Added by Sean Buvala on February 10, 2010 at 11:00pm — No Comments

More live Radio for Storytelling: Live or on the 'net

Hi folks,

I'll be on the radio again in Ottumwa, Iowa at 845am and 545pm on Thursday, Jan 14. Those times are local to

Iowa, but translate to 945am and 645pm for Eastern Time, U.S.

You can listen in


I'll be on in the US Virgin Islands on Friday, but don't have the listen details yet.


Added by Sean Buvala on January 13, 2010 at 10:12pm — No Comments

Lawrence Howard & Lynne Duddy offering workshops through Portland Story Theater (PST)

This fall, for the first time ever, PST is going to offer a series of storytelling workshops. These first sessions will take place over three Monday evenings: September 14th: Finding the Stories We Need To Tell Today, September 21st: Characterization and Voice, and September 28th: Bones of The Story. We already have a core group signed up so it's definitely a go!We're excited and delighted to be making this available to the Pacific Northwest community.

Added by Lynne Duddy on August 1, 2009 at 11:07am — No Comments

Storytelling in Business Podcast: The Elevator Speech is Dead

Episode Five: "The Elevator Speech is Dead"

Sean Buvala talks this week about the archaic concept of the elevator speech. The elevator speech: when you learn a singular "speech" to talk about your business with new clients and customers. Rather, Sean talks about learning the power of your story to be used in different time frames. Sean also tells you the obscure Grimm tale of "Not Much." You’ll also hear from a listener who called…

Added by Sean Buvala on May 1, 2009 at 6:16pm — No Comments

Matt Falsely Accuses Jonathan of Stealing

Matt Falsely Accuses Jonathan of Stealing

This story is about a boy not only making a false accusation of a good friend, he punches him in the nose. Will his friend agree to forgive him? Find out in the story called "Matt Falsely Accuses Jonathan Of Stealing."…


Added by Debbie Dunn aka DJ Lyons on April 28, 2009 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Storytelling Techniques Improve Communication Skills

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 — No Comments

Video: Gestures for Storytelling and Public Speaking

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 — 13 Comments

5 Tips for the Brand New Twitter User

As a working artist and speaking coach, I have found Twitter to be an effective tool for producing a greater quantity of interested contacts and providing thought-provoking conversations. Here are a few basic tips you need to know.

1. Add in your photo, your location, bio and URL.

Those little pieces of information help you to become a "real" person to those who might be interested in following and getting updates from you. If you are using Twitter just to play around,…

Added by Sean Buvala on March 3, 2009 at 3:57am — 2 Comments

New Corporate Storytelling Podcast: Session One: The Guy in the Bathroom.

I've launched a new podcast series for those using storytelling in corporate, business and non-profit settings.

Shorter than the other podcast, these last only 8-10 minutes with one story and one point per podcast.

Come listen if you'd like.

Episode One: The Guy in the Bathroom.

Added by Sean Buvala on January 19, 2009 at 9:25pm — 1 Comment


Could it be that any story, every story, has the power to not only inform but to influence? It seems that every story told touches somebody somewhere at sometime. In fact, it is probably true that every story selected by a storyteller to share is selected for a reason, no matter how innocent – at minimum because that particular story touched him or her in some way when it was heard or read. It was then decided to pass it on to others.

One of the leading scholars on human… Continue

Added by Steve Evans on April 5, 2008 at 2:30am — 3 Comments

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