Storytelling Professionally

Storytelling Professionally

by Harlynne Geisler
     
 

ISBN-10: 1563083701

ISBN-13: 9781563083709

Pub. Date: 02/15/1997

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

Whether you want to become a full time storyteller, expand your storytelling repertoire, or simply hire a storyteller, this guide is for you. Everything you want to know about the profession of storytelling can be found in the book. It will help you sell yourself as a freelance storyteller to schools, libraries, museums, festivals, and other events and

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Whether you want to become a full time storyteller, expand your storytelling repertoire, or simply hire a storyteller, this guide is for you. Everything you want to know about the profession of storytelling can be found in the book. It will help you sell yourself as a freelance storyteller to schools, libraries, museums, festivals, and other events and organizations. It covers the importance of learning from others; how to organize your time, office, and research; and how to use brochures, business cards, press releases, flyers, mailings, showcases, performer lists, and giveaways to get bookings. She also offers advice on dealing with the competition; preparing yourself for your audience, bookers, and performance area; and problem prevention and solution. Prejudice, censorship, and other issues related to storytelling are highlighted in the final chapter, and an appendix contains How to Host a Freelance Storyteller at Your School or Library. Teachers, librarians, clowns, actors, puppeteers, homemakers, and anyone else interested in storytelling professionally will want this book.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781563083709
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
02/15/1997
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
170
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.36(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
1Learning to Be the Best You Can Be1
2Performing14
3Being Professional25
4Selling Storytelling31
5Becoming Known and Being Remembered37
6Getting Hired54
7Planning School Bookings59
8Special Projects: Workshops, Concerts, and Tapes65
9Money76
10Contracts and Agreements83
11Organizing Your Time, Your Office, and Your Research88
12Preventing and Solving Problems96
13When It's Your Fault and Other Problems107
14Only You Can Answer: Questions About Prejudice, Fear, Censorship, and Stories114
App. AHire the Pros: How to Host a Freelance Storyteller at Your School or Library129
App. B: Resources135
Index139
About the Author151

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