Thanks for your interest in the art of storytelling!

As a performer I have reinvented myself several times (Whispers the Clown, Magician, Puppeteer, Mother Goose, Granny Magic and Storyteller Glenda Bonin). These new directions have taken place in response to a need to pivot and redirect my talent, energy, and interests to reach new audiences and grow. I am currently developing a new body of work relating to the Westward Movement and Arizona History. This is not to say that I am no longer available to the audiences I have served in the past. This is simply a new direction and focus of my energy as I continue to grow as a performer and storyteller.  

 

I’ve been expanding my media outreach lately by working on improving my video presence as a storyteller, puppeteer and performer. I also plan to use the video skills I’m developing to help market “The Storyteller’s Place,” our Bed and Breakfast business scheduled to open later this year.  

I recently produced two short video segments about how to be a storyteller. My goal for the series called “Story Basics,” is to provide short teaching segments (each 3 to 5 minutes in length) for people who want to know more about the art of storytelling.

Storyteller Ron Lancaster prefers to be close to the audience.

The first in this series is 2 minutes 55 seconds long, and it covers the importance of knowing your audience. To view the segment, just follow this link:  
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBLGTEKU440&feature=plcp

  

Finding stories to tell is the subject for the second video. This one is a bit over three minutes long. Please click on the following link to watch it.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&v=4CbEw4Jxg2g&NR=1

If you watch either one (or both) of these videos, I’d appreciate it if you take a moment to click on the “like” button and/or add a comment or question. This will help me determine if what I’m doing is helpful. Your comments and questions will also help me determine what subjects to cover in the future. 

So far, I’m considering producing videos on the following topics 

  • “How to Learn and Remember a Story”
  • “Different Ways to Tell a Story”
  • “How to Evaluate Your Own Storytelling Work” 
  • “How to Tell Your Own Original Stories”

There are many different storytelling topics I will be happy to explore in this blog, so if you have a specific subject you’d like to know more about, just let me know in the comment section below. I will get back to you as soon as possible. Thanks!