Magical 2nd Sundays at StoryMasters

Stories are magical. Good stories transport us to another time and place. They provoke laughter, tears, terror and reflection—sometimes all within the same story and within the span of just a few minutes!  Stories teach and transmit culture. Stories provide that wonderfully purifying release the Greeks called catharsis.
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Join Us For the Next Virtual Meeting

May 8, 2022 @ 3-5 PM Pacific Time

We will send the meeting information a few days before the meeting. Please RSVP at least 30 minutes before the meeting.

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How a Pro Rolls

How a Pro Rolls

Oh, StoryMasters, what an honor, a pleasure and an education it is to watch Margaret Mitchell prepare for a storytelling gig! Margaret wrote a superb new story, honed it, sent it to Barbara Clark for her opinion, honed it some more, and timed it. When it was crafted...

What’s a PechaKucha?

What’s a PechaKucha?

If you want storytelling that’s a feast for your eyes as well as your ears, check out PechaKucha! PechaKucha (“chit-chat” in Japanese) is pronounced something like “p’chak’cha,” and it’s graphic storytelling. Storytellers create a slideshow which runs on auto while...

Strive for Excellence ~ Storytelling Workshop

Strive for Excellence ~ Storytelling Workshop

I may sound bragging...because I am! StoryMasters presented another invaluable storytelling workshop, "Create Compelling and Memorable Messages Through Storytelling" at District 1 Toastmasters Leadership Institute (TLI) on July 17. Trainer Lee Amatangelo, presenters...

StoryMasters is an advanced Toastmasters club whose members devote themselves to creating magic by mastering the ancient art of storytelling. The club meets on the 2 nd Sunday of each month from 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

StoryMasters meetings are currently conducted on Zoom. To help ensure the magic happens in this digital forum, we coach our members on proper lighting, camera position, and other delivery and technical skills for online presentations.

Please visit us soon! You will enjoy 5-6 stories, followed by individual and round-robin evaluations.

We are dedicated to
the art of storytelling

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Tell Me Without Telling Me

Tell Me Without Telling Me

I don’t step into the TikTok or Twitter worlds, but their Tell Me Without Telling Me challenge caught my attention recently. It’s a social game in which social media users ask others to share personal opinions and beliefs without using a direct mention of the...

When Grammar Walks into a Bar

When Grammar Walks into a Bar

These jokes are too funny not to share. If you come up with a new one, please drop us a line! An Oxford comma walks into a bar, where it spends the evening watching the television, getting drunk, and smoking cigars. A dangling participle walks into a bar. Enjoying a...

Fight Against a Growing Nuisance

Fight Against a Growing Nuisance

When Zoom meetings became our new normal, a new word joined our vocabulary—Zoom-bombing. It means an unwanted, disruptive intrusion, generally by Internet trolls, into a video-conference call. Many classes and events were Zoom-bombed in 2020. Then, we didn’t hear...

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