Beyond Borders Storytelling

Stories for Wanderlusting Adventurers.


Forgetting Your Story
Many storytellers fear forgetting their story on stage. Here's some tips on keeping your story straight and what to do when you forget.

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Storyteller Survival Guide
Although many people causally break into stories quite naturally in everyday life, getting on stage to tell a story is stressful and far from a natural feeling. Here are four fundamental elements to preparing and telling a story on stage.

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Jenn Lo: "It's Like Toastmasters on Steroids"
We went behind the scenes to learn about Beyond Borders newbie Jenn Lo's storytelling journey. Find out why this professional facilitator and coach chickened out of our workshop, and why storytelling is, to her, "Toastmasters on steroids."

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Storyteller Spotlight: Breaking A Leg
When Adriana Calambas signed up for our workshop she never thought she'd end up on stage a few weeks later at our Demons Story Jam. Adriana shares how she challenged her fears.

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Felicia Leigh and Wicked Little Town
Felicia told her first story with us at our August jam and joined us again in December to share how another story challenged everything she thought she knew. She shares how she applied the lessons from her first jam to develop her second story.

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The Phone Call - Sue Castle
Sue Castle's son, Nick, passed away from an illness while serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer in China in 2013. Although much has been reported in the news about Nick's death Sue came to Beyond Borders to tell her story in her own voice.

Craig Berger: The Hippos in and Around the Mono River
I was very nervous. The nervousness built up to where ten minutes before my performance I was plotting ways to get out.

Fire. What Fire?
Sharing this story from my time in Peace Corps gave me a chance to reflect on my experiences and think about what has changed over the years since I returned.

I didn't know if my experiences were relevant
I had been to story jams, but saw all these guys are so young and I didn't know if my experiences were relevant. Then I thought because my experience was different I wanted to share it.

Featured Storyteller: Megan McMahon - What surprised me developing a story
Megan McMahon shares her first experience storytelling and what was her biggest surprise