What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I'm not only a member of the National Storytelling Network, but a contributor to its quarterly magazine, its active email list, and a volunteer on one of its grants committees focusing on applied storytelling.
What types of customers have you worked with?
I've worked with museums, community festivals, families, churches, historic sites, classroom teachers, and at private events (from school fundraisers to weddings to dinner parties) to entertain audiences.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
Storytelling is not just for children. The rich imagery and complex characters (that people look for in cable dramas) have been with us since human beings started telling stories.
Storytelling requires the active participation of the audience's imagination. For this reason, storytelling does not really work as "background" activity, or when it has to compete with other activities (whether that's a live band, arts and crafts, or checking your smartphones).