Stories.  We all have them.  We've all heard them.  Stories help you get to know someone.  A well-told story can be a portal that transports you to another place and time.  Businesses can have stories as well, though that's not the point of this page specifically.

Telling stories, whether among friends or in a business setting, is something of an art.  What is the moment you are trying to relate?  What details do you need to include to make sure that the story's point carries the proper weight?  These are decisions you make as a storyteller.

I've been lucky enough to take classes with the talented Matthew Dicks who is an excellent storyteller and author.  He and his wife, Elysha, started a storytelling group in the greater Hartford area called SpeakUp.  If you are in the area, I suggest you catch one of the many shows they put on throughout the year.  It's an opportunity to see and hear storytelling in action.

The first story I ever heard was "LOL" and it remains one of my favorites.  You can find it here or look up The Moth on YouTube to hear more.

If you aren't local or like to listen to stories in the privacy of your own home, you can find some of the stories I've told at SpeakUp events below.