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26 March 2014

Let's Ask the Storyteller -- Alex Miller

"Let's Ask the Storyteller" is a new feature, whereby I ask listeners of my radio show The Teller and the Tale to send me questions to ask of my storytelling guests.

Storyteller Alex Miller
Alex Miller is a young storyteller from Aberdeen. He works in schools teaching music and singing to children. He's also involved in projects outside schools which enable young people to experience singing in choirs.

The Questions:

1. Who or what called you to storytelling?
"A fabulous course at Emerson College called 'Turning Straw into Gold' with Marianna deCroes, focusing on the therapeutic and educational benefits of storytelling for children. The whole holistic experience of this course lit a belief within me that I had stories worth sharing as well as having the inner confidence to be able to help others connect with their inner story."

2. What was the last story you told or performed?
"An interactive children's story about train journeys called 'Coffee, Coffee'."

3. Who's your favourite storyteller?
"My good friend, John Wilson, who has a wonderful way with words, speaks with such passion and insight, and is fascinated by the power of rituals and indigenous pathways into story."

Listen again to Alex on the Teller and the Tale by clicking here.

The Teller and the Tale on Blues and Roots Radio every Sunday, Tuesday and Friday. Go to www.bluesandrootsradio.net for more details.

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"We have received only very positive reports of your workshop, and must thank you for being so flexible and responsive both before and in the course of implementing the workshop. It has been lovely to work with you. . . . We are hopeful this project will give rise to future storytelling endeavours, and would be very happy to work with you again if the opportunity arises!" Muireann Crowley, At Home in Scotland, University of Edinburgh, May 2014 ("Storytelling, Research and Public Engagement" workshop)

Michael Williams is a a storyteller of compelling skill. He is also a fine human being who engages in all situations and draws people into the warmth of communication and shared experience." Donald Smith, Director, Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh Scotland

"Michael's understanding of storytelling within a leadership and business context has helped us provide a great service in helping leaders determine their personal and organisational destiny and legacy. Working with Michael is inspiring and fun; and pulls you to be fully engaged from start to finish." Norton Bertram-Smith, Managing Director and Leadership Consultant for On Purpose.

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