Imagine telling a story as a professional storyteller. You would probably pause for a moment and reflect on your audience – what age group, gender, location, and many other factors. Then you would get right down to business and tell a story that will captivate your audience and make them laugh and cheer. Perhaps you will include facts as you back up your stories. You may tell a few funny or embarrassing things about yourself.
As a professional storyteller, you will find many ways to entertain your audience through your stories. You may want to start out with a short fable or a simple children’s story. As you become more comfortable with telling long stories, you may want to expand into fairy tales, historical accounts, or other genres.
A great way to entertain your audience and to build word-of-mouth publicity is to take part in a storytelling festival. The storytelling festivals known as “fairy tale” storyteeries are held throughout the United States and Canada. There is such a demand for quality storytelling that several theaters have developed. Typically, the shows are set in local theatres and are directed by award-winning screenwriters and producers. Attractions at the festivals include celebrity appearances by such well-known figures as: Al Pacino, Kevin Spacey, Meryl Streep, and Bill Murray.
Another advantage to telling tales at a storytelling festival is that you get to meet a wide range of people. You will meet theater professionals who can help you with the production aspects of your play or musical. You’ll also meet members of the general public who enjoy playing fairy tales.
A professional storyteller can help you create the structure and content of your play or musical. They can often tell you story ideas and give you professional advice about where to place particular elements within the play. If you need help designing the story of your play, a professional storyteller can be invaluable.
A professional storyteller can also help you rehearse your stories before the play. This is particularly important if you are a new playwright or musician. You need to rehearse your stories in front of an audience so that you are able to be authentic. A professional storyteller knows how to tell interesting stories. He or she has insights into what will keep the audience entertained.
Some professional storyteller also teach workshops. Many professional storyteller organizations offer workshops in which they teach story creation and storytelling to up and coming comedians and actors. These workshops are designed for comedians to learn how to create funny stories and funny songs from their own personal experiences. Many people who are comedians do not realize how much experience they have in telling folk tales.
Many people love to tell stories. Professional storytellers entertain them. When you hire a professional storyteller for your workshop or performance, you will have a great story to tell to an audience. The story can be funny, serious, or somewhere in between.
Professional storytellers know how to work within an audience’s time frame. The audience will be laughing by the time you are ready to end the show. Your audience will want to hear the ending to your story. Professional storytellers always end each show in the best way possible to entertain the audience.
Storytellers are also good at telling other types of stories. There are many professional storytellers that will do any type of story to match the needs of a group of people. Some storytellers specialize in fairy tales for children, while others will do any type of story for adults or children. Some storytellers do stand up acts, while others are great at telling sad stories. There are storytellers that can match the needs of any group.
Many people like to hear multiple types of stories from a professional storyteller. Sometimes they will tell one short story, but will switch to a short segment of a longer story later in the evening. This is great because you don’t have to wait until the next day to hear another amazing segment of a story. By telling multiple stories, you will give your audience the opportunity to relax, have a good time, and get excited about the future of your event or production.
Storytellers are able to come up with tales that anyone will enjoy listening to. There are so many types of tales that professional storytellers are able to create. By giving everyone the chance to listen, absorb, and experience the story, the audience will be happier, the party will be more fun, and everyone involved will have a greater time.