Spring/Summer, 2014

Special Spring 2014 Storytelling Institute w/ Kim Weitkamp: Marketing of Storytelling

STOR 5830-901 (14521) Available fully online, or online with one-day on-campus seminar, Apr. 19, 9am-4pm

Good marketing should always be personal, heartfelt, and beautiful (visually and/or verbally). In this class, professional storyteller Kim Weitcamp will give you the fundamental skills necessary to promote your storytelling business on the web and through social media. The course blends online instruction with face-to-face to provide students with convenience and a personal touch. Special Guest Instructor Kim Weitkamp is a full-time traveling storyteller. She is the owner of TreeHouse Artists and Road Candy Records. She performs regularly at major storytelling festivals, and also keynotes and teaches storytelling workshops to high profile non-profit agencies and for-profit

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2014 ETSU Summer Storytelling Institutes

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STOR 5830 Storytelling Institute, Aug. 3-5. 1 credit elective. Guest Instructor, Doug Lipman. Topic: Coaching for Storytellers
Good coaching can help you discover the core of your story and your storytelling style. It can help you gain confidence in your strengths and overcome obstacles along the way. In this workshop, you'll learn the key principles of effective coaching, a central metaphor for the coaching process, and a five-stage process for coaching. Each stage has its own goal, tools, and coaching "persona" (attitude). You will experience the process in both roles (storyteller and coach). Please bring one or two five-minute stories (or a 2-minute excerpt from a story combined with a 3-minute summary of the full story). You will leave with your own "coaching chart" and a new framework for being coached, coaching others, and bringing coaching to your own coaching groups and circles of support. Not only will you learn a key tool for advancing your storytelling, you'll learn techniques that can benefit any personal or professional relationship.


STOR 5830 ETSU/Umoja Storytelling Festival-Institute, Aug. 7-9. 1 credit. Guest Instructor, Lyn Ford.
Topic: Apples and Corn Bread, Diamonds and Toads: The Culturally Aware Storyteller as Effective Communicator
Affrilachian storytelling represents the distillation of Lyn Ford's deliciously blended cultural roots. Storytelling at its universal level is that interactive, empathic and effective gift we call "communication". Through models of culturally aware African-American, Native-American, and Appalachian storytelling, humorous exercises in expression and call and response, preparation and presentation of short narratives, productive play (a simple revision process), and dialogue, we'll approach and appreciate the creative development of an "around-the-kitchen-table" style of empathic orature.
NOTE: Institute students and faculty will perform in the Johnson City Umoja Festival on Friday and Saturday afternoons. Bring your telling gear and tales ready to tell!