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...
Meet Harold, Julianne, and Lee!

Meet Harold, Julianne, and Lee!

StoryMasters welcomed not one, not two, but three (!!!) members this month, which is all about connections. Or should we call it Six Degrees of Separation? Six degrees of separation is the idea that all people on average are six, or fewer, social connections away from...
The Bog Pond Telling

The Bog Pond Telling

I was lucky enough to be selected as one of the Southern California representatives for the November 21, 2020 Tellebration™ event, a worldwide storytelling celebra-tion sponsored by Naional Storytelling Network. I knew I wanted to tell ‘the Bog Pond’ story....
Our Champion Catherine!

Our Champion Catherine!

Catherine Magruder wows ’em at SAC’s Tall Tales night. One of the “lemonade” aspects of pandemic-era meetings on Zoom has been watching a number of StoryMasters and friends, following President Miyo’s lead, appearing on Zoom shows such as Strong Words, The Otter Story...