Wow, what an evening. Great stories.
Thanks so much for your support and promotion.
You are all fantastic.
It was a wonderful success.
For the next one I'm thinking we should reserve a fire pit at North Glenmore Park and have it there.
As expected, she had a bunch of questions which I'll try to answer:
Interesting... what type of event is it?
> It is a storytelling and story listening event.
Who will be there?
> Not sure really - people who love stories and want to tell or listen to stories. See notes in previous posts.
What is the benefit to the NonProfit?
> We can raise money or increase awareness or both.
And what type of NonProfit r u looking for?
> Any NonProfit that is interested and is willing to let us use their NP number so we can get the discount.
I guess there is no cost for the NP?
> No cost for anyone really. This time round, Anduro will pick up the cost of the room and the cost for at least one special guest, Eugene Stickland.
Is it aboriginal (storytellers)?
> I would love to have an elder come and give an opening prayer. And it would be fantastic to have an elder tell a story or 2. I have a few contacts which I can try. Does anyone else have any suggestions of people we can contact in this area?
Please do another social media blitz this week and the final one on Monday or Tuesday next week.
Hope to see all of you at Melrose - story in hand or memorized!!
This is going to be tons of fun.
I contacted Eugene Stickland and ask him to be our lead off storyteller - he agreed. He charges but Anduro will pick up the free.
I set-up a page on Eventbrite: http://story-slam-yyc-2013.eventbrite.ca/
Let me know what you think.
Send me a note about any suggestions or changes.
Next step will be to start promoting the event but I`d like your feedback first.
1. Who: Primary Audience?
I don't actually know who will attend or be interested, other than a simple answer like, "People who like to tell and listen to stories". I don't envision children or teenagers attending but don't think we would turn them away either. I would love to see some people of the Golden generation there. I do see the crowd as being adults who want to try an alternative - dare I say traditional - form of entertainment. I suspect that the people coming are doers, not idle bystanders who sit back and let others do everything. I imagine that they are entertainers, actors, writers, movie buffs, talkers, listeners, and readers - people with spunk, ingenuity, imagination, and gumption. The bottom line is that I would like to see/hear something that is unique, different, interesting, creative and memorable.
2. Why: Purpose?
Well, not much really. Maybe the purpose is as simple as: Tell and listen to stories. I spend all my day and some evening consulting, teaching, mentoring and coaching on sales and marketing. My preference is for this event to be non-commercial. At least in then content. It would be nice if we could get a sponsor to pay for coffee, tea and snacks.
3. What: Oral storytelling only, for example no slides or other visuals?
My initial reaction was "oral storytelling only". But after I thought about your question I thought, "Why not"? People could bring a picture, a drawing, a painting, a craft, an art object or a some music. I want to the emphasis to be on the story but I'm sure some people will tell a better story with an object or something to help them out.
4. How: Event Flow?
Again, I'm not too sure of the flow. I loved the way you used the unconference style for Storytelling for Social Good YYC. But I don't think we are that advanced, yet. For the start - the first time - we should have one big circle and let those who want to tell a story tell it to everyone. Maybe next time we can try smaller groups.
5. How: Format?
You were wondering about discussion and feedback and I think a little is a good idea. But I really want the storyteller and the story to be the focus rather than a topical discussion. There is an art to telling a story and that is what I want to see, hear and experience. I saw the movie Lincoln on the weekend and I loved the way Daniel Day Lewis used stories in his portrayal of Lincoln. My Dad is a good story teller. I love his stories. You can see a few of the on our blog: http://anduroblog.com/2011/06/stories-my-father-cliff-nelson-still-tells-me.html
- Anduro MarketingPresident, 2001 - present
- University of CalgaryMBA, 1988 - 1994
- University of AlbertaRecreation, 1979 - 1984
- Ross Sheppard High School1974 - 1976
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