|Hiring a Storyteller|
Frequently asked questions that may guide you in hiring a storyteller.
What is storytelling?
"Storytelling is the live art of narrative performance, dynamically shaped by audience response.”
Do all storytellers tell the same kinds of stories?
Often but not always, you may find that storytellers have specialties such as telling historic tales, or adult audiences versus younger audiences. When hiring a storyteller you may want to inquire if the storyteller has a specialty that might fit with your venue.
Why do storytellers get paid to talk?
Many storytellers are often asked the well-intentioned question, "You get paid to talk?" The answer of course is "Yes" but unearthing and fine-tuning a tale to tell well encompasses so much more than just talking.
They attend the following to hone their skills:
To run their business they need to pay for:
Do storytellers tell only to children?
No, they tell stories to all age groups: Pre-school, Elementary, Senior citizens, Families, Middle School, High School, College
Do storytellers read stories?
No. Storytellers tell (not read) a variety of stories:
Where does a storyteller tell stories?
Everywhere! Storytelling is a perfect fit for:
and so much more!
What does a storyteller need from you?
Not too much, we are fairly self contained, but we are very grateful for the following:
What are “good audience manners?”
If this is not a private performance how can you help the show to succeed?
Thank you for taking the time to read the above information. It will help the Professional Storyteller you choose serve you better!