Is This You?
- You have attended a storytelling festival
or concert and thought, “I could do that. I love telling
- You already tell stories as a parent, scout
leader, teacher, librarian, speaker, or business leader and are
wondering how to take your storytelling to a professional level.
- Perhaps you didn’t realize that there
are professional storytellers making an excellent living doing
what they do and loving every minute of it.
- You want to know more about what it takes to
become and be a Professional Storyteller.
If any of the above scenarios describe
you, you have come to the right place!
Who is Chris King, anyway?
I, Chris King of Creative
Keys, have been a professional storyteller and have
lived a freelance lifestyle for more than 18 years. A human
development specialist, artist, storyteller, trainer, consultant,
web site designer, TV announcer, model, mathematician, marketing
manager, newspaper editor, salesperson, waitress, writer,
speaker and mother of five are some of the personas that have
given me creative expertise and lots of material for my presenting,
writing and storytelling.
Is Unique about "How to Get Started as a Professional Storyteller"
At this point, you are wondering,
“How and why can this E-book help me any more than any of
the other books written about Storytelling?
Yes, I recommend many other books that
are excellent and filled with great information. The main
differences between my E-book and the others are:
- Attitude. I know for a fact
that no matter where you fit now, you have what it takes to become
motivated, inspired and a SUCCESSFUL Storyteller.
If I can believe in you, you can believe it too, and achieve it
as long as you commit to taking the steps and investing the time
- Experiences. You will live
my experiences and the experiences of the three well known Professional
Storytellers I interviewed for the book.
- Simple Truths. Rather than
writing what I think you want to read and hear, I have written
about the way it is - at least, in my opinion and the result of
years of storytelling study. I have worked hard to focus on the
basics - making complex ideas easy to grasp.
- Personal Stories. You
will find personal stories intertwined throughout. You will learn
that stories add interest and are easily internalized and remembered.
Stories reach into the hearts of our listeners and readers. They
show them and us that we are human.
What’s Actually Included? What Will I Learn?
What It’s Like (Really) To Be a
- Developing your unique style.
- Who Else is doing this?
- How much can you earn?
- How many storytellers are needed this year
and long term?
- Are there any hot locations for storytellers?
Meet a Few Professional Storytellers - I interviewed three
Professional Storytellers : Dianne de Las Casas from Harvey,
Louisiana, Donald Davis from Ocracoke Island off the North Carolina
Coast, and Heather Forest from Huntington, New York.
The questions I asked each were:
- How did you become a storyteller and
then a professional storyteller?
- What kind of schedule do you have?
- What do you like most about being a
- Is there anything you don’t
like about being a professional storyteller?
- What are your biggest challenges as
a professional storyteller?
- Why do you continue being a professional
- What would you do differently if starting
over as a professional storyteller?
Background and Training
Each of my interviewees had valuable, but not
always "formal" storytelling training. Dianne's suggestion
mirrored the thoughts of all: "I would recommend that every
aspiring storyteller start by learning more about storytelling —
read books about storytelling, join a guild, join a national organization
like the National Storytelling Network, research the Internet, attend
conferences, festivals, and workshops, and tell stories often, anywhere
and everywhere you can."
Best Ways to Break In (short excerpt)
Many storytellers start either as volunteers or
as part of their jobs — for example, teachers, librarians,
ministers, rabbis, social workers, counselors, and read-aloud volunteers.
Once they have decided, however, to become professional storytellers,
they must commit to a high level of effort, study, and time devoted
Resources - useful listing of nine resources
Tips From the Pros
Each of our Pros share two to four serious and
As you have discovered by now from our experts,
professional storytellers who are in demand are not only making
money while having fun, they also work long and hard developing
their own material, perfecting a unique style of performing, and
growing a successful business.
You will find:
- Nine ways to develop your own material/repertoire.
- Four tips on how to perfect your unique style
- The basics of growing a successful business.
Your Game Plan
The nine necessary steps you will need to
take on your journey to becoming a Professional Storyteller.
Some final words: Storytelling
has experienced a rebirth and resurgence during the past 35 to 40
years. Professional storytellers are in demand. There are professional
storytellers performing all over the world on stages, in schools,
at libraries, and at important events. It takes a lot more, however,
than just loving to tell stories. It takes talent, discipline, uniqueness,
preparation, tenacity, creativity, and integrity. Even though a
good storyteller is always welcomed, a professional storyteller
must also approach storytelling as a business if he or she wants
to make a living.
that is just a quick, down and dirty synopsis of what you
will find in each of the fully packed sections. There is much, much
more. I want to remind you that I am as close as my e-mail address
and/or telephone (216-991-8428) if you have any questions or concerns
about the content.
How to Get Started as a Professional
Wait a minute - let me tell you about the bonuses
that are added into your order for no extra charge:
Bonus #1. 125 Ways to Develop Your Personal
and Professional STYLE -
What will make you memorable? What gives you an aura, charisma and
the ability to feel at ease in social and business situations? STYLE.
By developing your own personal and professional STYLE, you will
live your life on purpose - with class, pleasure and success in
Bonus #2. How
to Add the Power of Story to Your Presentations: The
Why, When, What, How, Where and Who of Storytelling
Bonus #3. How to Invigorate Your Life
and Career through Exercise: The Benefits, Steps, Tips, Procedures,
Practices and Myths and
Bonus #4. Fitness Methods, Exercise and
Tools: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly!
A Professional must be fit, healthy and full of vigor. In these
two Special Reports by Chris King, an American Council on Exercise
(A.C.E.) Certified Group Fitness Instructor who has taught fitness
classes for fourteen years, you will learn how.
Bonus #5. One hour of free consultation
on the telephone with Chris King.
We will discuss any ideas, steps and/or topics included in the E-book
and the website, http://www.storytellingpower.com
. What we discuss is up to you and the questions you have.
So, What Does All of This Cost?
Because this is my
special gift to all of my dedicated readers, this E-book along with
the bonuses costs only $27.00. You can't beat that
for all of the help and information you receive!
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The Good News
There is a
100% satisfaction, money back guarantee, so you have nothing
to lose! And, a lifetime of success to gain.
P.S. Why don't you give yourself the gift of Storytelling?
You deserve it and will be glad you did.
P.P.S. And, if for any reason you don't
find a wealth of information in this E-book, just let me
know and your money will be refunded with no questions asked.
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