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How to be a Storyteller Using Good Gestures

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The effective storyteller knows that every item you handle, from the basket of goodies in a Red-Riding-Hood story to the sharp sword in any swashbuckling adventure, has four qualities: size, weight, location and texture. Let’s look at those. Continue reading

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Meet the Contributors: John Weaver

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I love storytelling for children and families. Most children, when they hear they are to be watching a storyteller perform, ask, “What books are you reading?” Most adults are no different in their questions. So, knowing that my work is the first introduction many people have to this classic art form is a real pleasure. Continue reading

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How to be a Storyteller in Business Settings: Quick Advice

The challenge for the corporate storyteller is to engage this process creatively and intentionally. Be patient with yourself and your organization as you work through the storytelling process. Simply put, do it right, don’t just do it fast. Here are three thoughts to get you started. Continue reading

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How to Be a Storyteller: Location of Characters

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One way to do this is to understand the location and focus of the character at any point in your story. Where they stand and how they interact with other characters will help your audience understand the story they are hearing. Continue reading

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