The Story Biz Handbook: How to Manage Your Storytelling Career from the Desk to the Stage

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Beginning with wonderful tips and advice about the art and presentation of storytelling, this is a complete resource about how to build a storytelling career. Storytellers come to their careers centered on the stories they love and soon realize that in order to make a living at what they love, they must build a business. This in-depth book tells them just how and what to do in every detail from choosing a sound system to building a Web site to using podcasts and setting up an office. There is even a chapter on ...

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Overview

Beginning with wonderful tips and advice about the art and presentation of storytelling, this is a complete resource about how to build a storytelling career. Storytellers come to their careers centered on the stories they love and soon realize that in order to make a living at what they love, they must build a business. This in-depth book tells them just how and what to do in every detail from choosing a sound system to building a Web site to using podcasts and setting up an office. There is even a chapter on how to plan for retirement. Each chapter is a story in itself, beginning and ending with different traditional folktale openings and closings.

This dynamite book merges the yin and yang of storytelling and business. Beginning with wonderful tips and advice about the art and presentation of storytelling, it is a complete resource about how to build a storytelling career. Storytellers come to their careers centered on the stories they love and soon realize that in order to make a living at what they love, they must build a business. This in-depth book tells them just how and what to do in every detail from choosing a sound system to building a Web site to using podcasts and setting up an office. There is even a chapter on how to plan for retirement. Each chapter is a story in itself, beginning and ending with different traditional folktale openings and closings. Resource lists and tried and true ideas abound as the author shares her marketing and business success story throughout.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781591587309
  • Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
  • Publication date: 9/30/2008
  • Pages: 408
  • Sales rank: 1,004,783
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

DIANNE DE LAS CASAS is an award-winning storyteller and author who tours internationally presenting programs, teacher training, workshops, and artist residencies. Her performances, dubbed "traditional folklore gone fun," are full of energetic audience participation. Visit her Web site at storyconnection.net.

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Table of Contents

Foreword

Chapter 1: In the Beginning

Chapter 2: Working with Stories

Chapter 3: Storytelling Issues

Chapter 4: Preparing for Performance

Chapter 5: Performing Stories

Chapter 6: Mastering a Sound System

Chapter 7: Establishing Your Storytelling Business

Chapter 8: Setting Up Your Office

Chapter 9: Managing Your Bookings

Chapter 10: Defining Your Market

Chapter 11: Creating an Image

Chapter 12: Printed Promo with Pizzazz

Chapter 13: Extending Your Visibility

Chapter 14: Developing an Internet Presence

Chapter 15: Networking to Success

Chapter 16: Marketing with Results

Chapter 17: Making the Headlines

Chapter 18: Seeing is Hiring

Chapter 19: Getting on the "A-List"

Chapter 20: Who's Selling You?

Chapter 21: On the Road Again

Chapter 22: Honing Your Craft

Chapter 23: Storytelling in Educatin

Chapter 24: Storytelling in Libraries

Chapter 25: Recording and Promoting an Audio

Chapter 26: Storytelling Special Events & Organizations

Chapter 27: Working the Workshop Scene

Chapter 28: Taking Care of You

Chapter 29: Preparing for the Future

Chapter 30: Reaching Beyond

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