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Let Your Voice Be Heard

In Writing (all kinds) on March 8, 2017 at 3:15 AM

“Words are the voice of the heart”-Confucius
Once upon a time a long time ago….

“Once upon a time a long time ago there was……

Don’t you want to know more?”

 . . . Yes, yes. Tell me more. .Yes, yes . . . is that true? Yes, yes, tell me more…

When Sandra Whiting tells a story, her audiences usually can never get enough; partly because she shares herself and the experience is an interactive one.

But Sandra’s stories are not just for scaring children or transporting them into fantasies beyond their dreams. Her stories are for adults as well. We are never too old to hear a story; never too old to share ourselves or to be transported to magical places. For sometimes, these magical journeys help us to make sense of our own world and in sharing ourselves with others we make them better people.

As a charismatic storyteller, Sandra has told her tales on radio and television, spoken at hundreds of schools to thousands of children, in churches, in libraries, at festivals and at special cultural events. Her stories are filled with the vibrancy of African and Caribbean folklore; they are colored by the magical experiences of growing up in the Caribbean, and they are enriched by the joy of her life in Canada.

12 Tips To Improve Your Storytelling Voice

Be yourself: you need to like the story that you tell. If not, it will show in your expression or in your voice. Pick a story yourself as you need to be familiar with it and comfortable enough to tell it to others.

Know the story well: It is important to know the story well so that you can deliver it with suitable method of delivery. It is important to not sound like you are reading the book paragraph by paragraph.

Blog From Academy of Literary Arts and Publishing Singapore

Allow your children to become Story Dancers!

I want to share this story because it made my day when it happened.  I was visiting a school in Toronto and sitting in front of me in eager anticipation was a Grade 1 class. They are open and friendly and the ideal audience in many ways because they still believe in magic.

I began my stories and told them wonderful tales and in one of the stories there was a king who loved music and loved to dance.  The story tells of how the king would make his subjects sing and dance for him each evening as part of the entertainment and the best would get a very special prize!

When the story was done this young boy put up his hand and told me “I have a gift for you “and he asked if he could dance for me as this was a dance he thought the king would like.  It was beautiful. He pirouetted and swayed and was totally wrapped up in the dance.

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THE BODYGUARD PROMO

Michael Harrison, David Ian and Nederlander Presentations, Inc. are pleased to announce the 2016-17 U.S. National Tour route of the hit musical THE BODYGUARD. Directed by Thea Sharrock, the tour will commence at Paper Mill Playhouse in Milburn, NJ on November 25, 2016, prior to the official tour opening at the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis, MN on January 10, 2017.

Grammy® Award-nominated and multi-platinum R&B/pop recording artist and film/TV actress Deborah Cox will star as Rachel Marron.  Additional casting will be announced at a later date.

Book Your Ticket to see The Bodyguard

See Sandra Speak: Upcoming Events!
March 12   International Women’s Day | Keynote Speaker | JCA
April 8        The Nuts and Bolts of Event Planning | Verity
April 12      Storytelling Festival  | Harbourfront Centre
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  CONTACT SANDRA

BrandEQ Agency | 1370 Don Mills Road , Suite 300 , Toronto, Ontario M3B 3N7 Canada

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