Monday - August 8, 2016
Issue # 223

Got some news or information you would like to get out to the storytelling community?
Contact Mark Goldman -x602-390-3858x - Mark@Storytellermark.com

South Mountain Institute - 2016 Fall Schedule Starts August 20th

Get ready to tap your imagining mind, discover your voice, and find your personal style. The changing communications landscape for professionals requires a new skill – storytelling. If you make presentations at work; teach; interact with customers or one-on-one with individuals; are in the job market; applying the elements of story will bring you closer to your audience - even an audience of one!

Using stories makes your messages memorable, gives your audience something to relate to, and captures their attention, motivating and inspiring them in new ways.
  • You make lots of presentations; you want to get better at making presentations
  • You think you don’t have any stories (we’ll bring them out of you)
  • You want a new way of connecting with people (great for networking)
  • You’re interviewing for jobs and want a strong way to present yourself
  • You want to enhance your communication style
  • You just want to have fun!
*STO292 The Art of Storytelling
7 sections, several in the evening
*STO294 Multicultural Folktales Mon-Wed 11:30 – 12:45 with Marilyn Torres
HUM260 Intercultural Perspectives Mon-Wed 10:00 – 11:15 with Harriet Cole
STO288 Telling Sacred Stories from Around the World  Tuesday eve. 6:00 – 8:30 with Liz Warren
STO297 Creating and Telling Personal Stories  Thursday eve. 6:00 – 8:30 with Liz Warren
STO289AC Using Stories in Healing Settings 2 Saturdays in September with Doug Bland
STO289AB Using Stories in Business Settings 2 Saturdays in September with Liz Warren
*Note: The Art of Storytelling may also be listed as HUM292 or EDU292
          Multicultural Folktales may also be listed as HUM294 or EDU294
For more information, contact Liz Warren at 602-243-8026, or at liz.warren@southmountaincc.edu

Click here to see all course listings - change the parameters to see listings at other colleges
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This Week


Arizona Storytellers - Let's Get Political - 1

TONIGHT! - Monday, August 8th
Valley Bar

Join azcentral.com, The Arizona Republic and Alliance Bank of Arizona as we expand The Republic's coverage of Election 2016 with two live storytelling nights dedicated to illuminating how your vote matters and why the political process can be so maddening, exhilarating and confusing.
It will be funny; how could it not be?
We'll hear from Republic reporters, politicians and community members impacted by laws, as well as voters like you, about unintended, unexpected consequences. 
Republic political reporters will be on hand to answer ballot questions and to demonstrate how to use AZ Fact Check. 
Co-emcee: Yvonne Wingett Sanchez, Republic reporter covering Governor Doug Ducey 
Featured tellers:
Richard Ruelas, Republic reporter, former city columnist 
Rebekah L. Sanders, Republic Congressional reporter
Amy Love, legislative liaison at the Arizona Supreme Court
Maurie Helle, former Valley-based political TV show producer
jeremie bacpac, former ghost writer for the U.S. military in Afghanistan
Accessibility Note: If you require ASL Interpretation Services for this event or a future Storytellers event, or if you require accommodations related to mobility or seating, contact Alexus Rhone at arhone@gannett.com. 
NOTE: Valley Bar is currently repairing the elevator. While they expect repairs to be completed in time for the event, there is a small chance the elevator will not be operable.
For more details & Tickets

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Everything! Yes, proofread everything: E-males; text massages; resumays; anything you type or right! It's very impotant, as your righting reflects who you are! 

Taylor Mali says it better than me.-- or maybe he says it "better than I." (see Tidbits below)

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Do Pandas Have Guns?
One could say I am a "stickler" concerning some things in my classes. One example: I expect students to use proper grammar and spelling. They are graded on their use of there, there and they're - to, too and two - your and you're - and other improper spelling and grammar mistakes. An example of my pet peeve: "i went to the store and i bought some food." Using lowercase "i' drives me crazy!

Why am I so adamant about this? I am not an English teacher, but I believe my role is to prepare the students for "life". I believe one should use good grammar in life. "Me and my boyfriend..." is not acceptable. Please use, "My boyfriend and I..." I have always said that poor grammar and spelling reflect on who you are. And here is someone who agrees with me.

Kyle Wiens is CEO of iFixit, the largest online repair community, as well as founder of Dozuki, a software company dedicated to helping manufacturers publish amazing documentation. He is also a "stickler". He has written an article titled: I Won’t Hire People Who Use Poor Grammar. Here’s Why. Here's what he says, in part:

If you think an apostrophe was one of the 12 disciples of Jesus, you will never work for me. If you think a semicolon is a regular colon with an identity crisis, I will not hire you. If you scatter commas into a sentence with all the discrimination of a shotgun, you might make it to the foyer before we politely escort you from the building.

...grammar is relevant for all companies. Yes, language is constantly changing, but that doesn’t make grammar unimportant. Good grammar is credibility, especially on the internet. In blog posts, on Facebook statuses, in e-mails, and on company websites, your words are all you have. They are a projection of you in your physical absence. And, for better or worse, people judge you if you can’t tell the difference between their, there, and they’re.

Good grammar makes good business sense — and not just when it comes to hiring writers. Writing isn’t in the official job description of most people in our office. Still, we give our grammar test to everybody, including our salespeople, our operations staff, and our programmers.
If you share these sentiments, you have either read, or should read, Eats, Shoots and Leaves by Lynne Truss. It's the ultimate authority on punctuation!
Just a little something to ponder. 
Replace the blanks with the proper words: you're, your; to, too; there, their, they're
Dick and Jane are tired and and headed for home from the store.
Dick says, "I can see that ____ bags are heavy and ____ tired."
Jane says, " I think I am ____ tired ____ go on."
So, when ____ almost ____, they put down ____ bags and rest.
Click here for the entire Kyle Wiens article
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------------------------------------THERE'S A LOT GOING ON EACH MONTH
---------------------------------CALL TO MAKE SURE THE EVENT IS STILL ON

Infuse Open Mic
Second Sunday of each month - Phoenix

Pink Slip Open Mic
Every Monday at  8 pm - PHOENIX

Yarnball Storytellers Mic
Every Wednesday at  8 pm - PHOENIX

FStorytellers - Female Story Tellers - Tucson
Usually sometime during the first week of the month - but check their website) at  7 pm - TUCSON

Odyssey Storytelling
First Thursday of each month (usually but check calendar) - TUCSON

Third Friday (usually) of each month - PHOENIX

Tucson Tellers of Tales - Storytellers Guild
First Saturday of each month (except July and August) - Tucson

West Side Story Tellers - Storytellers Guild
First Saturday of each month - GLENDALE *NO meetings in July & August

East Valley Tellers of Tales -Storytellers Guild
Second Saturday of each month - SCOTTSDALE - *NO meetings in July & August

Fourth Saturday of each month (usually - check calendar) - *NO meetings in June & July
SMCC Storytelling Institute
A monthly workshop designed to help storytellers build community and deepen repertoire.
See the Calendar

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