Video Chat: Storyteller Thursdays

On July 11th was the second storyteller Thursday in which Denise Brown and Trish @trish each told a story. It was an awesome video… you really need to watch it :)

Be sure to watch the video and as always make sure to leave a comment. If you’d like to a story-teller for our August 1 show, just complete the form below the video.

1. We’ll use Google Hangouts for our Story-Telling Thursdays. To participate, you’ll need a webcam. You also must be caring for a family member or friend.

2. Story tellers will have seven minutes to tell a story about themselves. The story can be about caregiving. Or not. It just has to be about you. A good story has a beginning, middle and end. The best element of a good story is vulnerability.

3. We’ll share three stories on the first Thursday of every month for a show that airs at 8 pm ET (7 pm CT, 5 pm PT). The event will air live and will be recorded. To participate, you must be available for about one hour, beginning 30 minutes before our show airs and then until the show ends.

4. Story tellers can read their stories or refer to notes. The story must be prepared and must be told within the allotted seven minutes.

5. Some questions to ask yourself as you consider whether or not to be a story teller:

  • Am I ready to tell this story?
  • Do I understand my story?
  • Is this venue (a virtual one) the best audience to tell my story?
  • Do I understand what I want by telling my story?
  • Do I understand what my story means?

You don’t have to have the answers to all these questions but they help you think through your story and your readiness to tell it.

6. To sign up for our next Story-Telling Hour (Thursday, July 11, at 8 pm ET, 7 pm CT, 5 pm PT), just complete and submit the form below. We’ll choose three for our first show and schedule others for our next show (Thursday, August 1).

Fill out my online form.

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My name is Jane and I care for my 19 year old daughter, Nicole, who has several congenital heart defects, Eisenmenger's syndrome and pulmonary hypertension which is a rare, life-threatening, incurable and progressive lung disease that causes blood pressure within the pulmonary arteries to become higher than normal. She also has several other health issues that are not as severe. I have two blogs one is "A Day in the Life" which chronicles Nicole's diagnosis and our everyday life. My other blog is "Let's Get Organized" which chronicles my struggle to get the clutter out of my house and get organized.

2 thoughts on “Video Chat: Storyteller Thursdays

  1. Avatar of JaneJane Post author

    This was another fantastic show…

    Denise… I love your story. You have done so much with this site and with all your work and support with seniors and caregivers. I am so grateful for caregiving.com and also for you.

    Trish… I have told you before … but it is worth repeating… you are such an inspiration to me… I was in tears listening to your story. I could relate with you because of my mom and her battle with cancer. I wish that I had had some time with my mom after her diagnosis.

    Hugs:o)
    Jane

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