"Imagine that You Live Every Day Doing
What You LOVE to Do!

Yes, It Is Possible!
Because You Are a Professional Storyteller


"How to Get Started as a Professional Storyteller" provides a realistic picture of what you can expect, shares the experiences of currently successful professional storytellers, tells you what you need to know, offers insider tips on how to become successful, and provides a step-by-step plan to get you started.

Yes, you will find information in this practical hands-on E-book manual that will take your everyday LIFE to a level you can’t even imagine.


Is This You?

  • You have attended a storytelling festival or concert and thought, “I could do that. I love telling stories!”
  • You already tell stories as a parent, scout leader, teacher, librarian, speaker, or business leader and are wondering how to take your storytelling to a professional level.
  • Perhaps you didn’t realize that there are professional storytellers making an excellent living doing what they do and loving every minute of it.
  • You want to know more about what it takes to become and be a Professional Storyteller.

If any of the above scenarios describe you, you have come to the right place!

Who is Chris King, anyway?

I, Chris King of Creative Keys, have been a professional storyteller and have lived a freelance lifestyle for more than 18 years. A human development specialist, artist, storyteller, trainer, consultant, web site designer, TV announcer, model, mathematician, marketing manager, newspaper editor, salesperson, waitress, writer, speaker and mother of five are some of the personas that have given me creative expertise and lots of material for my presenting, writing and storytelling.


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What Is Unique about "How to Get Started as a Professional Storyteller"

At this point, you are wondering, “How and why can this E-book help me any more than any of the other books written about Storytelling?

Yes, I recommend many other books that are excellent and filled with great information. The main differences between my E-book and the others are:

  • Attitude. I know for a fact that no matter where you fit now, you have what it takes to become motivated, inspired and a SUCCESSFUL Storyteller. If I can believe in you, you can believe it too, and achieve it as long as you commit to taking the steps and investing the time and effort.
  • Experiences. You will live my experiences and the experiences of the three well known Professional Storytellers I interviewed for the book.
  • Simple Truths. Rather than writing what I think you want to read and hear, I have written about the way it is - at least, in my opinion and the result of years of storytelling study. I have worked hard to focus on the basics - making complex ideas easy to grasp.
  • Personal Stories. You will find personal stories intertwined throughout. You will learn that stories add interest and are easily internalized and remembered. Stories reach into the hearts of our listeners and readers. They show them and us that we are human.

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What’s Actually Included? What Will I Learn?


What It’s Like (Really) To Be a Professional Storyteller

  • Developing your unique style.
  • Who Else is doing this?
  • How much can you earn?
  • How many storytellers are needed this year and long term?
  • Are there any hot locations for storytellers?

Meet a Few Professional Storytellers - I interviewed three Professional Storytellers :
Dianne de Las Casas from Harvey, Louisiana, Donald Davis from Ocracoke Island off the North Carolina Coast, and Heather Forest from Huntington, New York.

The questions I asked each were:

  • How did you become a storyteller and then a professional storyteller?
  • What kind of schedule do you have?
  • What do you like most about being a professional storyteller?
  • Is there anything you don’t like about being a professional storyteller?
  • What are your biggest challenges as a professional storyteller?
  • Why do you continue being a professional storyteller?
  • What would you do differently if starting over as a professional storyteller?

Background and Training

Each of my interviewees had valuable, but not always "formal" storytelling training. Dianne's suggestion mirrored the thoughts of all: "I would recommend that every aspiring storyteller start by learning more about storytelling — read books about storytelling, join a guild, join a national organization like the National Storytelling Network, research the Internet, attend conferences, festivals, and workshops, and tell stories often, anywhere and everywhere you can."

Best Ways to Break In (short excerpt)

Many storytellers start either as volunteers or as part of their jobs — for example, teachers, librarians, ministers, rabbis, social workers, counselors, and read-aloud volunteers. Once they have decided, however, to become professional storytellers, they must commit to a high level of effort, study, and time devoted to practice.

Resources - useful listing of nine resources

Tips From the Pros

Each of our Pros share two to four serious and useful tips.

Special Considerations

As you have discovered by now from our experts, professional storytellers who are in demand are not only making money while having fun, they also work long and hard developing their own material, perfecting a unique style of performing, and growing a successful business.

You will find:

  • Nine ways to develop your own material/repertoire.
  • Four tips on how to perfect your unique style of performing.
  • The basics of growing a successful business.

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Your Game Plan

The nine necessary steps you will need to take on your journey to becoming a Professional Storyteller.

Some final words: Storytelling has experienced a rebirth and resurgence during the past 35 to 40 years. Professional storytellers are in demand. There are professional storytellers performing all over the world on stages, in schools, at libraries, and at important events. It takes a lot more, however, than just loving to tell stories. It takes talent, discipline, uniqueness, preparation, tenacity, creativity, and integrity. Even though a good storyteller is always welcomed, a professional storyteller must also approach storytelling as a business if he or she wants to make a living.

And, that is just a quick, down and dirty synopsis of what you will find in each of the fully packed sections. There is much, much more. I want to remind you that I am as close as my e-mail address (chris@creativekeys.net) and/or telephone (216-991-8428) if you have any questions or concerns about the content.

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How to Get Started as a Professional Storyteller

Wait a minute - let me tell you about the bonuses that are added into your order for no extra charge:

Bonus #1. 125 Ways to Develop Your Personal and Professional STYLE -
What will make you memorable? What gives you an aura, charisma and the ability to feel at ease in social and business situations? STYLE. By developing your own personal and professional STYLE, you will live your life on purpose - with class, pleasure and success in every area.

Bonus #2. How to Add the Power of Story to Your Presentations: The Why, When, What, How, Where and Who of Storytelling

Bonus #3. How to Invigorate Your Life and Career through Exercise: The Benefits, Steps, Tips, Procedures, Practices and Myths and

Bonus #4. Fitness Methods, Exercise and Tools: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly!
A Professional must be fit, healthy and full of vigor. In these two Special Reports by Chris King, an American Council on Exercise (A.C.E.) Certified Group Fitness Instructor who has taught fitness classes for fourteen years, you will learn how.

Bonus #5. One hour of free consultation on the telephone with Chris King.
We will discuss any ideas, steps and/or topics included in the E-book and the website, http://www.storytellingpower.com . What we discuss is up to you and the questions you have.

So, What Does All of This Cost?

Because this is my special gift to all of my dedicated readers, this E-book along with the bonuses costs only $27.00. You can't beat that for all of the help and information you receive!

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The Good News

There is a 100% satisfaction, money back guarantee, so you have nothing to lose! And, a lifetime of success to gain.

P.S. Why don't you give yourself the gift
of Storytelling?  You deserve it and will be glad you did.

P.P.S. And, if for any reason you don't find a wealth of information in this E-book, just let me know and your money will be refunded with no questions asked.

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