I have been reading to my kids (since twins Julia and Rafael were in my womb, about 8 years ago). When they were born loved telling them stories even more. I read them a lot of books and sometimes make up my own. When Ortigas Foundation in partnership with Adarna House offered a 5 day seminar on storytelling offered to Volunteers of the Foundation, I grabbed the opportunity. That 5 day proved to be worthwhile, met good people (with the heart of helping and sharing their time to less fortunate brothers and sisters), and learned a lot from the seminar. For those who want a glimpse of all that I've learned here are the notes from the lecture courtesy of my co-volunteer Ms. Bunnz Victoria.
BY: Jay Menes
Adarna House, Inc.
The "How to Be An Effective Storyteller" workshop was held on July 13-16, and 20, 2009 at the Ortigas Foundation Conference Room.
DAY 1 - BASIC (LECTURE)
A. STORYTELLING - mother of all arts
- casual conversational
- not read aloud
1. sparks imagination (connection)
2. improve listening skills
4. added new words (set of words/vocabulary)
5. inculcate values (limited, base on story teller)
B. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE THE EVENT
1. AUDIENCE - age, number, social status, and gender
2. STORY - plot (theme), setting, character, and illustrations
1. BOOK - promotes love for reading
- promotes love for books
- what is a Good Book? - Fit to your audience
- 4 STEPS ON HANDLING THE BOOK
* clip at the bottom
* hold at the right end side (if it's placed in you left)
* hold on top