Pick up the phone and grow!
Welcome to our TeleCourse pages. Now, you can tap into the decades of experience and skill of the staff of Storyteller.net to improve or learn skills in Storytelling. We’ll even be scheduling some events with special guests.
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What’s a TeleCourse?
From the comfort of your home or office, you’ll join a small group of students right in a virtual classroom on your telephone. When you register for a TeleCourse, we’ll Email you a telephone number or website along with a special access code. When it’s time for your TeleCourse, you pick up the phone and call the number. Enter your access code on the touch-tone pad of your phone, speak your first name, and you’ll be welcomed into your new virtual seminar. It’s just like taking a workshop, seminar or keynote address without the hassle and cost of travel. Absolute convenience along with excellent training!
"(The TeleCourse) was great & I learned a lot from it. Thanks. For the first time, the business end of storytelling is making sense. Sean, whatever you’re doing it’s great. Never been on such a clear conference call...So I’m very grateful for this course as I’m learning a lot." -Student, Columbia, MD.
Who should take a TeleCourse?
Everyone! This introductory TeleCourse is designed for anyone who wants to know more about storytelling for schools, companies, health care, libraries, families, churches, fringes, stage or home. Don’t worry about what you don’t know as we’ll help you get started and point you in the directions you might want to go. Come join us!
I don’t have any fancy equipment! Now what?
Any internet connection will do the job. Otherwise, just your regular phone and access to a computer to download the handouts from this site. You could even join us in your pajamas! You’ll be able to participate in the lecture and activities with your hand-outs as well as interact with your instructor and peers in the question and answer session at the end of the course.
Will I be able to review the course materials?
In most cases, for an additional optional fee, we’ll make the recording of the class available to you via Internet download or on audio-CD. You can review the Telecourse at your leisure and the handouts from the class are yours to keep.
What topics will you be covering?
Register for as many TeleCourses as you would like. Possible topics include:
< > The Basics: Storytelling 101
< > Telling for Teens
< > Web Tales: Technology for Tellers
< > Using Story in Sacred Settings
< > Marketing Yourself
< > Making that First CD
< > Introduction to Business Use of Storytelling
When are the TeleCourses offered?
Watch our upcoming schedule and check the Events Listing at Storyteller.net. We’ll be offering a course at least monthly. Check below for the latest TeleCourses.
What will this cost?
What would it cost you to attend a national level seminar held in another state? Many hundreds of dollars plus all that travel? What would it cost to have a national level speaker come to your group? We know that’s thousands of dollars. What about group coaching or training from recognized leaders in the Art of Storytelling? Probably hundreds of dollars.
Our TeleCourses start at just $26.95(USD). Other courses that vary in length and with different presenters will be priced appropriately.
What will I get?
< >A few days after you register, you’ll get an Email message from us with the telephone number to call and the URL to download your materials.
< >About a week before the event, you’ll get your exclusive passcode for the TeleCourses. Do not share this with anyone. The passcodes are unique, are only for the specific TeleCourses, and are only for you.
< >You’ll also have, in most cases, 15 days of special Email access to your presenter to ask questions you might think of after your TeleCourse.
How do I pay for the TeleCourses?
We accept PayPal, Credit Cards, online or FAX checks via Qchex or money orders/personal checks via postal mail.
Please use our on-line registration store at http://shop.creationcompanyconsultants.com . At this secure site, you can register for a variety of workshops or TeleCourses with PayPal or your credit card.
I think I want to teach a TeleCourses. What should I do?
Potential presenters should contact Sean at email@example.com
Okay, I’m ready. When is the next course?
...Here are some examples of TeleCourses:...
Course Title: “Storytelling 101: How Do I Get Started in Storytelling?”
$29.95 per person.
Instructor: K. Sean Buvala, the Storyteller.net Director
By far, the most mail we get at Storyteller.net is “How do I get started?” or “What is storytelling?” Designed for the potential pro or the hobbyist, this 90 minute course will introduce you to the Art of Storytelling. The course will answer such questions as: How do I get started? What do I “do?” Where do I find stories? What if I want to go full-time? What skills do I need? What are the “three legs” of storytelling? What is the difference between theater and storytelling? Where do I tell? Where do I go from here?
This is a fast-paced course with plenty of discussion, activities and questions/answers. It’s a small group of 2-12 participants, so there’s time for individual attention. Usually runs 90 minutes. Pick up the phone and GROW!
Course Title: Web Tales: Storytellers! Make the Most of the Internet
"Eww! Isn’t the world wide web covered in scary spiders? What about all those phishing virus trojan payloads I hear about? I don’t need a web site, do I? But storytelling is a folk-art, who needs technology?"
The Internet is here to stay and it’s time for you to benefit from it. If you are building your business in storytelling or any art form, you ignore the Internet at the peril of your own success. Your future sponsors are on the Internet, are you on it? Are you on the Internet in more than one place?
In this 90 minute TeleCourse, K. Sean Buvala (Storyteller.net director and veteran of 20+ years of national storytelling), teaches Storytellers how to get the most out of the Internet to promote their business. We’ll cover the use of Email, web-directory options, building your web site, streaming media, solutions to producing a CD on a shoestring budget, sources for free or low cost promotional materials, press releases and more. Tellers of all levels will benefit from this TeleCourse. The Internet is here to stay and it’s time for you to benefit from it. If you are building your business, you ignore the Internet at the peril of your success.
The course is just $11.95 per person. Don’t miss this.
This is a fast-paced course with plenty of discussion, activities and questions/answers. It’s a small group of 2-12 participants, so there’s time for individual attention. Pick up the phone and GROW!
To register for any TeleCourse, please use our on-line registration store at http://www.storytellingproducts.net. At this secure site, you can register for a variety of workshops or TeleCourses with PayPal or your credit card.
Check back for more dates to be added soon!