Storyteller Harlynne Geisler
About this pro
38 years in business
All of the students loved the presentation! By all, I mean my English proficient kids, my English Language Learners, and my Special Education kids. All were thoroughly engaged. One of our teachers even read the "Two Bears" version of the story to her team time group after the assembly...they were able to compare and contrast the two folktales...which is a standard right in the new second grade Common Core! Thank you!Apr 2, 2014
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?How much do you charge? It depends on what type of stories you want, whether I have to do special research, how long I am to tell or teach for, how far I have to travel, how large the audience is, what your budget is--many factors determine a fee. I no longer have time to donate my services, preferring instead to donate money to my favorite causes.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I have taken numerous workshops at conferences and festivals and subscribe to journals on storytelling. (I've also given workshops and edited and written for those journals!)
- How did you get started doing this type of work?Well, like all of you, I have been a storyteller all my life without realizing it--sharing incidents of my life, jokes, the plots of movies that I enjoyed, etc. But I was lucky enough to see a freelance storyteller and realized that I wanted to learn more. I read every book I could find, attended classes and workshops, helped found a storytelling group and festival, practiced on everyone I met, and finally put out my first business card. That was in 1980, so my adventure has lasted for a long time.