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Our Discord – Video & Text Chats

We have a Discord Server open to anyone who wants to informally chat about storytelling and different aspects of it. See the schedule and upcoming topics below.

We have archived talking points from these regular chats that started July 6, 2020. Let us know if you have a topic or project you want to discuss or explore that involves being a storyteller or storytelling by emailing info@storycrossroads.org.

Free, open to all, click this direct Discord invite: https://discord.gg/KfwNK7Z

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Next Discord Topics with Date/Times:

Finding New Audiences for Storytelling: Twitter – Friday, May 6, 2022

Finding New Audiences for Storytelling: Local People & Groups – Friday, June 3, 2022

Finding New Audiences for Storytelling: Instagram – Friday, July 1, 2022

We hold these as the 1st Friday of the Month and will be the following dates: May 6, 2022; June 3, 2022; July 1, 2022; August 5, 2022; September 2, 2022; October 7, 2022; November 4, 2022; December 2, 2022

Talking Points of Past Video Chats (current on top)

Finding New Audiences for Storytelling: Facebook – April 1, 2022
Healing Stories for a Hurting World (and understanding Narrative Therapy better) – March 4, 2022
Pricing for Corporate vs. “Normal” Storytelling – February 4, 2022
Conflicts & Nightmares: How to Appease the Audience on Global & Local Levels – January 7, 2022
Grief & Storytelling: Seeing the Light in the Dark – December 3, 2021
Registration Platform Debate: Headaches or Heaven-Sent – November 5, 2021
Pricing for Virtual & “Live” – from Base Prices to Block-Booking – October 1, 2021
What To Do When You Offend the Audience or Host – September 3, 2021
Gaming Entertainment & Performance Storytelling – August 6, 2021
Transitions for This Time for Storytelling (to Mask or not to Mask) – July 2, 2021
Conflicting Opinions on Competitive Storytelling – June 4, 2021
Kind vs. Direct Pros & Cons of Feedback Circles – May 7, 2021
Return to Australia – Storytelling & Education – April 30, 2021
Return to Europe – Storytelling & Education – April 23, 2021
Return to South America – Storytelling & Education – April 16, 2021
Return to Asia – Storytelling & Education – April 9, 2021
Return to North America – Storytelling & Education – April 2, 2021
Return to Africa – Storytelling & Education – March 26, 2021
Bridging Differing Views On & Off Stage – March 19, 2021
Springboard Conversation-Role of the Storyteller Today (inspired by Jack Zipes from 3/9/2021)-March 12, 2021
Censorship vs. Authenticity – March 5, 2021
How Schools Around the World Approach Storytelling – Feb. 26, 2021
Therapeutic Stories on Stage? Pros & Cons – Feb. 12, 2021
School Standards and Storytelling – Feb. 5, 2021
Expanding Storytelling Visibility – Jan. 29, 2021
Credentials vs. Licensing of Storytellers – Jan. 22, 2021
Storytelling Products: CDs to Digital Downloads to What? – Jan. 15, 2021
“Cousin” Groups of Storytelling for Marketing – Jan. 8, 2021
Artistic Statements & Missions – Jan. 1, 2021
Online Research for Folktales – Dec. 18, 2020
Hybrid Options for Performances – Dec. 11, 2020
Zoom Listeners & How to Inspire Group-Listening, Dec. 4, 2020
“Thankful” for Grant-Writing in the Performing Arts, Nov. 24 & 27, 2020
Organization. Either as individual/sole proprietor or nonprofit
Contact Details.
Project Narrative. Usually what is proposed, why it is being undertaken, what expected results will be.
Community. Describe your community and why this project is important to them. Explain how your community will be actively involved in the project. A community can be any group of individuals who share a common interest, as well as those sharing a geographic area.
Issues and Improvement. Identify the specific issue/concern facing your community, and describe how this project will address this issue to bring change or improvement to your community.
Promotional Plan. Provide details of how the project will be publicized and how funders will be credited.
Evaluation. Outline how you will evaluate the effectiveness of your project, beyond attendance numbers. What measurable outcomes and strategies will you use to measure the project’s success and its impact in your community?
Private Life vs. Public Stage, Nov. 17 & 20, 2020
Superstitions We Have as Performers, Nov. 10 & 13, 2020
Tradition Bearers who have Passed On – Honoring Them, Oct. 27, Nov. 3 & 6, 2020
Orality and Screen Culture – Equity of Experiencing Storytelling, Oct. 20 & 23, 2020
Impact on Traditional & Cultural Storytelling (COVID), Oct. 13 & 16, 2020
Generational Gaps & Gains in Storytelling, Oct. 6 & 9, 2020
Pricing/Rates of Virtual vs. Live Storytelling, Sept. 29 & Oct. 2, 2020
International Collaborations, Sept. 22 & 25, 2020
Storytelling Movements – Where are We Now?, Sept. 15, 2020
YouTube vs. Vimeo for Storytellers, Sept. 8, 2020
Audience Isolation Behaviors, Sept. 1, 2020
Story Storage, Aug. 24, 2020
Personal vs. Organizational Branding, Aug. 17, 2020
Cultural Appropriation, Aug. 10, 2020
Prepping Halloween/Christmas stories for Podcasts, Aug. 3, 2020
Video Editing – Free & Purchased Software, July 27, 2020
Patreon & Other Recurring Revenues for Storytellers, July 20, 2020
Starting a Podcast, July 13, 2020
Antelope Island/Potential for Stories when giving tours, July 6, 2020

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