Share a Story - Change the World
I'm new to this site and to the ancient art of storytelling. I have some questions, and I hope you will share some of your experiences with me.
When I lost my job as a specialized librarian (engineering) four months ago, all I knew was that I did not want to go back to the corporate world. As I went through the process of discovering my "strengths and weaknesses" in order to find my next job, all that kept running through my mind was 'I like to tell stories'. So, I've decided to give it a try.
As a Toastmaster for a cumulative 23 or so years (concurrent memberships in 2 clubs) I've given a lot of 5-7 minute speeches/stories - not very long at all. My first question is, when you are contacted as a storyteller, what is the average time requirement for the stories you tell?
My second question, is how long has it taken you to build a clientele or to get your name out there so that people are calling you for their paid events?
I'm sure I'll have more questions as time goes by. I hope my questions help other new storytellers as well.
I look forward to your repsonses,