Author Archives: Storyteller

About Storyteller

Sean Buvala has been engaged with storytelling and communication since 1986. From kids in classrooms to bosses in boardrooms, from presenting workshops for global salt miners to consulting with Ph.D.’s in pharmaceuticals, Sean has told and taught stories in nearly every industry and setting. He’s been the boss (and janitor) of a non-profit organization and is currently the entrepreneur-in-charge for his work as the “No-Nonsense Storytelling Coach™.”

Meet the Contributors: Wajuppa Tossa

Finally, as a storyteller, one needs to be observant, to learn some words or phrases to use, and to use voices, facial expressions, and gestures in telling. With all or some of these, language is no longer a barrier and the storytelling will be successful. Continue reading

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Meet the Contributors: Leslie Slape

I believe storytelling can be used anywhere. In the courtroom, it’s not only a good tool for the closing statement, as I suggested in my article, but it makes for the most evocative witness testimony. Continue reading

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Meet the Contributors: Nat and Jen Whitman

Stories can help us reach students with concepts central to our curriculum, while allowing children to joyously play with language, music, and movement. Don’t let your students miss out on the delight of sharing a good story. Continue reading

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Meet the Contributors: Leeny del Seamonds

In storytelling, the rewards are even richer as we often portray more than one character in a story. Storytellers don’t stop in the middle of their story to don clothing pieces for each character being depicted. Rather, determining what each persona may look like, sound, move and gesture is a huge step in creating unique and distinct characters. It’s like playing dress up, without the costumes and accessories. Continue reading

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