Finally back on track after a very busy Blackpool. One of our busiest after almost a half-century trading at this, the largest magic convention in the world. 4400 magicians attended, and I reckon most of them stopped by our stand!

Our best seller was definitely Leslie Melville’s Performance Storytelling. If you missed it, or weren’t at Blackpool, here are the details:

The art of making your stories memorable!

Devised to assist oral communicators (storytellers, mystery entertainers, school teachers, librarians, children’s entertainers, etc.) in the delivery of an entertaining and attention holding presentation. Also an inspiration to magical entertainers seeking to create context, drama and purpose to the mystery of their illusions and visual magic effects.

The use of visual aids, comical ‘bits of business,’ audience inter-action and response is explored; as is the addition of music and sound effects in enhancing mood and atmosphere. All of these elements are discussed and examples demonstrated.
What’s inside?

How to open your presentation Including ‘warm up’ material that will relax and prepare your listeners, young and not so young.

Who Hires a Storyteller? Identifying the many, many lucrative locations, venues and events where storytellers are welcome.

What’s in it for them? A discussion on how to promote yourself by enhancing your client’s image.

Tesla was Right! A twenty minute feature presentation for Wedding Entertainers and DJ’s we think is worth the price of the book

Plus lots of Fun Stories, Riddles, Puzzles and Games! For everyone!

And much, much more, including an incredible resource DVD-Rom containing a carefully curated collection of over 10,000 tales, legends, etc. Includes classic publications, like English Fairy Tales and More English Fairy Tales by Joseph Jacobs. Plus books by Hans Andersen, The Brothers Grimm, Asbjornsen & Moe, Charles Perrault, S Baring Gould, Giambattista Basile, La Fontaine, Thomas Ingoldsby, Andrew Lang, Edward Lear, W B Yeats, Oscar Wilde, Edmund Spencer, etc., etc. This is truly a complete library on one disc, of stories and folktales from around the world by some of the most illustrious names in storytelling history! It comes with the book!

Many hours were spent indexing all the ebooks. You will find a searchable file on the disk listing the contents of every book. Want a story about a cat, or an elephant? A search will give you several. There’s also a comprehensive list of source countries, so if you’re seeking African tales or Welsh legends, you can find them. Leslie’s book is available with the resource files on DVD-Rom or, at a small additional cost, on a USB Flash Drive.

Leslie Melvilles Performance Storytelling was written for the working performer who is seeking to improve and expand his or her repertoire of entertaining material and find opportunities hitherto unexplored!

Get your copy here!

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