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At 10:21am on March 21, 2008, Lois Sprengnether Keel (LoiS) said…
There's been a real need to have training, whether in email or other discussion or at conferences on the ways we can learn how to blend Technology with storytelling. At the risk of repeating myself, Dianne has been a real leader in this & the amount she does is amazing. Sometime she needs to show us how she manages it all -- that would be a true lesson in time management & organization. She also needs to explain more about the tech methods & how to do them. I know her p.r./marketing/business workshops & books are very practical resources, so this is another area I'd love to see her tackle
While talking about scheduling, is there a calendar or notification system that lets us know when ning will take us down for maintenance? Last night I was barely started & it went down. It was tempting to think this Newbie broke it!
At 2:24pm on March 20, 2008, Mylinda Butterworth said…
Welcome to the family. Your going to love it here. So many good people here and so many new things to learn.

always a tale to tell,
At 1:03pm on March 20, 2008, Lois Sprengnether Keel (LoiS) said…
I agree with Judith Mother Goose Wynhausen who said: Hmmm--there are so many fellow storytellers from storytell here! Is this going to become the "new" storytell?
Yep. This is a great chance to sometimes talk in realtime & is far more fun that talking to the other side of the world on a computer help desk to resolve tech problems.
Hmmmmmm. I might just start a thread on some tech questions I have & didn't want to take STORYTELL's space when people have to download it on precious computer time.
1 More bit of agreement with Judith: I really like seeing the pictures of people I'm communicating with here!
Well end of lunch break.
Back to waiting projects.
At 9:44am on March 20, 2008, Priscilla Howe said…
Glad to know that the Hodja helped you make a connection. What a funny world! I'm working on plans to go to Bulgaria next year to work in the ethnographic archives of the Institute of Folklore at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. They've been collecting stories since the late 1800s, so I'm sure there are plenty of Hodja and Clever Peter stories we've never heard. Yet.
At 12:00am on March 20, 2008, Judith Wynhausen said…
Hi, Lois! Hmmm--there are so many fellow storytellers from storytell here! Is this going to become the "new" storytell?
My book is now on hold--the publishing deal I thought I had turned out to be not such a good deal after all, so I'm learning about the publishing world, and researching the best way to proceed now. Right now I am very busy planning a DVD of the bilingual stories I'm doing--it will be more like a short film, complete with a cast of bilingual children and a storyline. We hope to shoot it in May, so I'm about to enter an intense time of working on it, and probably won't have much time to chat.

I really like seeing the pictures of people I'm communicating with here!

At 11:57pm on March 19, 2008, Tom Taylor said…

Thanks, Friend Lois, and know that WITHOUT QUESTION you are the indisputable winner of the WHIRLWIND award, as we have never seen anyone cover as much ground in such a short time as you did since you hit this site only a VERY short time ago! Was there anyone on this site who did not hear from you? Was there a discussion that did not benefit from your contribution? You were SO ACTIVE that, under "Latest Activities" on the Main Page, it said merely: LOIS SPRENGNETHER. You seemed to be in every photograph, as well as every video, and in most stories!
I was exhausted from merely seeing your photograph and reading your name over and over and over and over and over and over and over and u-get-the-picture.......!!!!!

Congrats on your victory, rest well - see you in Biblical Storytelling Group tomorrow!

At 10:41pm on March 19, 2008, Rachel Hedman said…
Dear Lois:

By the way, when it comes to friends on this site, it doesn't matter who initiates the request. I prefer to take the proactive approach.

Until we tell again,

Rachel Hedman
At 10:39pm on March 19, 2008, Rachel Hedman said…
Dear Lois:

I'm back from the Ben Lomond chapter meeting of the Utah Storytelling Guild.

I'm glad to see you have been busy on this site since I talked to you this evening. Thank you for responding to my invite.

With the monthly conference calls for the YES! Board, I get to learn more about you each time. Yet, I look forward to getting to know you even better here.

Thank you for all your help with the Youth, Educators, and Storytellers Alliance.

Until we tell again,

Rachel Hedman
At 10:29pm on March 19, 2008, Don 'Buck P' Creacy said…
Welcome to the group this is a great spot to be... on the web... check out the groups, forums lively discussions and I would encrourage you to start something of your own... look at the Marketing group and the public experiment called the Fishbowl.

welcome again
At 10:07pm on March 19, 2008, Csenge Zalka said…
Welcome, welcome! :) Good to see you here!
At 9:29pm on March 19, 2008, Tom Taylor said…
Hi, Lois, and Welcome!

I've 'known' you for quite some time due to your frequent presence on storytell/listserv.

You're gonna love being here - this is an awesome site, with tons of awesome folks, many of whom you already know.

I'm happy to see you join us - it's gonna be quite a ride.
I look forward to your contributions to our telling community and, again, Welcome!

At 8:36pm on March 19, 2008, Lois Sprengnether Keel (LoiS) said…
It seemed like I was writing forever, but I actually forgot my section in the latest book by Margaret Read MacDonald, Tell the World; Storytelling Across Language Barriers. My chapter is shared with an A.S.L. interpreter. I wrote "Telling with Sign Language Translation." If you see a book by Dr. MacDonald it's always well done & I've been putting it into practice recently in the Dominican Republic in international schools & with children of both Dominican & Haitian sugar cane workers. It's a great resource! I've told in Canada & Jamaica in the past, but this was a great experience in a land I love for its people & wonderful country.



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