Hi Judy and thanks for the welcome. I never thought of it like that, but I like how you flipped the script on me asking me to help " storytellers think like a business". I look forward to sharing information like that. Maybe I'll do a poll to see what areas storytellers think they're "hitting the wall", when it comes to marketing and selling themselves online.
Hi LoiS, I am on the Storytell email list. I also lived and performed in Michigan for a number as both a storyteller and actor. I lived in Western Michigan but also toured a Shakespeare program in Detroit high schools.
HI: Thank you for your comment. I was in Denver this weekend spending four days at the NOERR Programs Santa College. There were 75 of us there, and one told the group about Spellbinders, which I hope to look into. Yes, I will post some puppet photos soon! You can see my oldest show on Youtube: The Rabbit Loses His Ears Puppet Show by Marc Kohler. It was written in 1972.
Lois! I have just seen your comment! I haven't been on here in a long time! Thank you so much! I am thrilled at being a New Voice at the Jonesborough Festival - and I am so pleased you were there in Florida when I discovered - and then got to the share the news. It was lovely to meet you and I hope our paths cross again soon somewhere down the Storytelling Road!
Estimada Lois, muchas gracias por sus comentarios a mi trabajo en el Kamishibai. Le cuento que del 20 al 26 de octubre de 2013, estará dirigiendo un Taller Internacional de Kamishibai en Lima, Perú y dirigido a educadores del mundo. Nuestra idea es que aprendan mucho más del Kamishibai para la educación en las escuelas y podamos compartir. Si desea mayor información, puede escribir a: email@example.com
Thanks Lois....this whole writing thing started from a local Memoir Writing class given by the local Adult Ed. program. Never thought it would go this far but I find myself writing quite a bit and even selling some stories. Latest is a book, written with a class-mate, called Desert Journeys. I am a big fan of the southwest deserts, Ever read Jack Ruby's Kitchen Sink?
Hi Lois, and thanks for your warm welcome. I must confess I don't exactly know what we are expected to post in the group. Stories, legends, other? You also said that it could also help locate contacts as I travel. I'll be going back to Belgium next saturday. What I am supposed to do then? Sorry for these "silly" questions, but I'd very much like to get involved as much as I can (which might not be enough, but...), and I sincerely don't know where to start. Have a nice WE.
Thank you for the welcome, Lois. I first got turned on to storytelling in business based on the work of Milton Erickson, who was the model for NLP. I've been using the method for 32 years, and I can always tell that people get far more from my stories than they do from straight lecture. I'll check out the Stories for Business group. Warm regards, Jim