Along with the above activities, also include demonstrating styles of storytelling; exploring different types of stories; studying vocal techniques; emceeing procedures; learning self-promotion and fee setting tips; procedures for producing a storytelling festival; but most importantly, practice telling and critiquing stories.
Discuss how they can use storytelling in everyday life or for performing Demonstrate how to make their life stories more interesting for telling Provide opportunities for telling and improving storytelling skills
Techniques used with mainstream groups are easily adapted to fit the various needs and abilities of special populations. These groups excel in storytelling as it does not depend on high reading skills, attention span, or even mobility.
Workshops can be arranged for teachers, parents, or community members and professionals who wanto utilize storytelling in their work or for enjoyment. There are also workshops for teachers who wan to teach storytelling in their classroom. Workshops can be from one hour to one day in length. Area of concentration varies, depending upon group make-up and need.
(Basic tips & story sources for all ages)
Beyond the Basics
(For the teller with some experience)
Your Family Heritage
(Collecting & developing the family stories)
Integrating Storytelling into the Classroom Curriculum
Organizing Your Own Storytelling Festival
Covers basics of storytelling: Finding, adapting, writing tales; how to learn a story; performance skills.
Teacher As Storyteller
Yes! You too can tell stories!!! As a teacher, you have all the necessary skills to tell. Discover easy & painless methods of learning to tell .
Use storytelling to increase student's interest in reading, writing, communicating skills
Storytelling and the Curriculum
Storytelling is both an art form and an excellent teaching tool. Find out how storytelling can be used in language arts, history, social studies, science, and (believe it or not!) math!!!
Organizing Your Storytelling Festival
Storytelling Festivals can be used for fund raising, PTO programs, or to show off talent. Learn to create and plan a day-long or evening event.
Basic Storytelling Techniques
Adapted for novice or experienced tellers
Collecting and Telling Family or Community Tales
Mine the stories of your life and pass them on!
Developing A Business Plan
Know what your plan is, so you know when you succeed!
Finding Your Storytelling Niche
Don't blindly follow someone else, create your own place in storytelling
Putting the WOW in Your Storytelling
Connect with your audience through use of various techniques
Self Marketing For Tellers, The Business of Telling
Those Who Fail To Plan, Plan To Fail