November 2020 – Pete Griffin

November Story Lab – Everyone Loves Smokey Bear Pete Griffin, Author & Storyteller & SIO Board Member In 1984, a study was conducted. Members of the public were given the phrase “Remember, only YOU…” and asked to finish the sentence. An astounding  95 percent were able to correctly add, “…can prevent forest fires.”  The Smokey …

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Story Now Interview: Sherry Norfolk

At the National Storytelling Network, our mission is to advance all forms of storytelling within the community through promotion, advocacy, and education.   STORY NOW! Interview Series Story Now! Now from the boardroom to the classroom, and the page to the stage, personal stories and folktales are catalysts for change in every aspect of our …

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Creating Community through Music

Storytelling in Organizations Lessons Learned: Best Practices for Virtual Keynotes Julienne B. Ryan – J. Ryan Partners – Be engaged as work Julienne Ryan Interviews Peter Shafran, Executive Producer – River Spirit Music, LLC. Regarding His “Lessons Learned in 2020.” Sometimes disruption can create new opportunities. A few months ago, I reached out Peter Shafran, …

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October 2020 – Tom Sparough

The Stories in Organization (SIO) SIG gathered on October 22nd, to hear Tom Sparough, SIO Board Member and Co-founder of Space Painter present “Trust and the Dark Shadows That Destroy It.” The session took a deep dive into one of the key components of organizational storytelling. Tom shared one of his ghost stories “The Dust” …

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Story Now Interview: Dr. Raymond Christian

At the National Storytelling Network, our mission is to advance all forms of storytelling within the community through promotion, advocacy, and education.   STORY NOW! Interview Series The theme of our 2019 annual conference was Story Now! Now! From the boardroom to the classroom, and the page to the stage, personal stories and folktales are …

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Accreditation: The Transformational Storytelling school

Transformational Storytelling is an online and in-person school founded by Jim Brulé which focuses on two major areas: providing classes and mentoring in developing the skills to tell truly transformative stories, and the application of those skills to organizations and communities to help heal fractures of class, ethnicity, tradition, and privilege.  “Stories develop the potential to …

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2020 Halloween Gala workshop: Creating Original Ghost Stories with Cynthia Rintye

Creating Original Ghost Stories with Cynthia Rintye How did I come to teach a workshop on ghost stories? Well, I certainly had no intention of becoming an expert on spooky tales or paranormal experiences. Then again, I had no intention of becoming the Queen of England, a professional Segway rider, or a teenage zombie trainer.  …

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HALLOWEEN GALA: The Adult Shows

HALLOWEEN GALA: The Adult Shows Some Reflections from JEFF GERE NSN Gala Planning Committee Alton Chung said it best: “I’m tired of going to spooky shows that are not spooky.” So here are the most twisted, supernatural, and disturbing tales we could fine. Lovers of horror, you will be pleased. Your guide on this journey …

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2020 Halloween Gala Kids Shows

HALLOWEEN GALA: The KIDS Shows Some Reflections from JEFF GERE NSN Gala Planning Committee KIDS SHOWS in the AFTERNOONS The committee agreed: start with preschool chills, and grow more scary and tense for the older kids. Oh yes, get more spooky, but be fun. I think we’ve succeeded with some really great performances here. So …

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NSN’s 2020 Halloween Gala Tellers!

The HOUR of REVELATION is HERE! The Programming Committee is thrilled to announce NSN’s 2020 Halloween Gala Tellers! Oct 30: MISCHIEF NIGHT Haunted Story Slam (6pm Central US Time) YOU! Prepare your best 5-min true personal “Haunted” story & throw your name in the hat! Storied Costume Contest (8pm Central US Time) YOU! (Again!) Don …

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