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...
Oh, What a Night!

Oh, What a Night!

Imagine . . . you’re in a moonlit patio under a spreading ficus tree, surrounded by friends and fresh air, glass of wine (or can of limonata) in your hand. You’ve scored great seats in the second row left, and you leave your belongings so you can mingle with friends...
What are your goals?

What are your goals?

Do you make resolutions or goals? I do, twice a year. The first goal-setting occasion is my birthday. I think it’s the perfect time to check in and set my intentions for the year ahead. The second is the end of my Toastmaster year. I say end, because I think it is...
Looking Back…

Looking Back…

What a year! So many things happened in so little time. Do you remember our first virtual meeting back in April last year? We had rehearsal meetings, an online Zoom coaching session by Jennifer Kelley Lublin, insightful tips from a film industry expert, Sherwood...