Best Practices for Virtual Keynotes

Storytelling in Organizations Lessons Learned: Best Practices for Virtual Keynotes Like many organizations, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Organization (USPTO) had to move all of its training online. The biggest challenge that the training and development specialists at the USPTO faced was converting its bi-annual four-day Leadership Forum from an in-person event to entirely online. …

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Story Now Interview: Robin Kitson

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 catalysts …

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September 2020 – Bill Baker

“A Strategic Approach to the Art of Storytelling” with Bill Baker Our September Story Lab guest was Bill Baker, Founder and Principal, BBandCo Storytelling. Since Bill first learned to talk, he has been telling stories: to teachers, bus drivers, that nice lady at the grocery store…anyone who would listen. Early on, Bill recognized the impact …

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Story Now Interview: Joe Herrington

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 catalysts …

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August 2020 – Jay Golden

The Mythic Moment Our August Story Lab guest was Jay Golden, Keynote Speaker, Storytelling Coach & Founder of Retellable “For a story to change the world, it has to change you first.” Jay Golden Time speeds along, perhaps faster than ever before. And yet, there are moments, living moments thatseem to reach across time, coming …

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Karen Golden

Karen Golden Much of NSN’s best work is done in local communities.  California Liaison Karen Golden shares her experience in resurrecting an iconic storytelling group – thanks to connections she made at the NSN Summit in Fremont. Storytelling is thriving in Los Angeles. My biggest news is that our longest-running story swap, Community Storytellers, which …

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Ed Lewis

Ed Lewis We are the National Storytelling Network, of course, but the reach of NSN extends beyond the borders of the USA.  Associations through the NSN board and members can connect us to many kinds of storytelling adventures.  California Liaison Ed Lewis tells about a storytelling trip to Europe, which he says was “Simply spectacular!” …

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Mark Goldman

Mark Goldman Through NSN, I have gained untold friendships, knowledge and opportunities. I have been able to make connections with many tellers who have become valued friends and colleagues. For me, “Connecting people to and through story” has proved to be more than just a “tagline” of the organization. NSN members, even the non-telling “listener” …

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Julie Moss

Julie Moss Two years after joining NSN, I responded to the letter inviting storytellers to visit China on a Storytelling Tour. On that tour I met Judith Heineman and spent the next three years learning the stories I heard bits of in China, writing an anthology of those stories. In 2010, I attended my very …

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Mary Hamilton

Mary Hamilton In 2012 my first book, Kentucky Folktales: Revealing Stories, Truths, and Outright Lies was published by University Press of Kentucky. The opportunity to write the book came about because on October 31, 2009 I accepted a lunch invitation from the publisher’s acquisitions editor. The lunch invitation came about because the acquisitions editor had …

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