I'm the sort of person who is constantly looking for ways to improve myself. So when a friend recommended to me to the "The One Minute Manager", written by Ken Blanchard and Spencer Johnson, book, I figured it would be right up my alley. It was. At the end of 107 pages what I found … Continue reading Book Review “The One Minute Manager”
While I'm gathering up interviews for my blog series on Local Storytellers, I took a moment to do some research. Translation: I got sucked into the YouTube video vortex watching Storytelling. Donald Davis is considered by many to be among the best to tell stories. In this TEDx talk he did a few years ago, … Continue reading The Storyteller’s Storyteller
My grandmom is the very first storyteller I remember. I'm sure my mom read me stories, and I heard some in school, but sitting in the living room of her row-house in North Philadelphia, PA, grandmom told stories different. She's didn't just tell stories, she made world's appear for places and times I never knew … Continue reading Meeting Local Storytellers
As March comes to a close, so does my series on storytelling workshops. There are still many more workshops, particularly here in the DC, MD, VA area. I even found some that can done online. In my short journey into storytelling, I have found that there is so much more than what I could have … Continue reading Last Thoughts On Storytelling Workshops
I was running a little late, trying to find a parking spot that wouldn't get my truck towed. I found my way into what seemed to be a super secretive club. Instead, it was a very welcoming group of people lead by half of the Stoop Storytelling duo Laura Wexler. By the end of the … Continue reading Telling Stories on the Front Porch
With April 1st coming up, you may be tempted to not believe this post. No worries; no fake news here! Have doubts still? Well, the first show on this list is for The Perfect Liar's Club. Go test your skills there before examining all 27 shows listed. From Fredrick and Baltimore MD, to Richmond and … Continue reading More Stories! (No Fooling!)
Which District is that again? I remember getting off stage at The Moth monthly storytelling show 3-4 years ago. Back when it was at the Howard theater. I wasn't in contention for wining that day, but felt pretty good about how I did for my very first time. As I was getting ready to leave, … Continue reading Which District is that Again?