Meet the Contributors: Karol Brown

Book Chapter: How to Be a Storyteller Telling Historical Stories to School Children.

Chapter Quote: Keep the stories short. Although the full program may be 45 minutes, each story in the program is only about five minutes long. These breaks from one story to the other helps comprehension. Even the youngest students are able to stay with you for five minutes.

Karol Brown is a registered dietitian and health educator with natural talent for public speaking and teaching. She lives in Washington State with her husband James.

For over 12 years, Karol and James, under their business name of “Brown Tones Productions,”  have presented a historical Portrayal of Harriet Tubman. Karol is Aunt Harriet to the many people she has touched in her presentation of Harriet Tubman. As Harriet, she is  a charming, jovial and inspirational elderly woman.  Using humor, drama, and audience interactions, Karol, a consummate storyteller, brings to life the stories of the woman called “Moses.”

After sixteen years of research on Harriet Tubman and twelve years of telling her stories, Karol combined research and storytelling into a book, “30 Lessons in Love, Leadership and Legacy from Harriet Tubman.” The book was published in 2012.  Her book is being used to teach leadership to youth in schools, churches and community centers.


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™.”

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