Who am I? I’m an Educator, Director, Playwright–A Storyteller! I have used storytelling strategically over the years to engage and motivate my students, colleagues, and friends. Back in 1995, I worked with AOL to develop the Electronic Schoolhouse, and then launched the first educational online program. The story I pitched reached out globally to 2.3 million students and teachers in forty nations. In 1996, the U.S. Congress placed the program into the Library of Congress as a historical event–and it all started with a simple story.
After Space Islands, I consulted with JPL/NASA to help them develop their online presence and then worked with membership from the DisneyImagineers ™ to Toastmasters helping people learn how to tell their stories strategically.
I enjoy giving workshops for people in the business world to help develop visibility that increases leads. I also help business owners develop their story for their brand and image presence online. In the field of education, I show teachers how stories can be used to engage students and motivate them in class.
In the end, it’s all about how to tell your story, how to engage and motivate your listener to a specific action or resolve. As for me–I enjoy developing and crafting stories, and I want to teach others how to do the same.