Grant’s Art and Function when telling your story, is to …..

“Storytellers are the direct medium between the story and the audience, able to change pace, alter or explain a difficult point, dramatize or play down an event, according to the needs of those listening.”

  [The Art of the Storyteller by Beverley Mathias]

I write and present stories designed to:

* bring issues into the open,
* raise questions and
* expand your listener’s understanding.

I tell stories to:

*  extend your audiences’ thoughts on real or imagined worlds,
*  stimulate your listeners’ creative imagination,
*  create an appetite for words, and
*  introduce the shared activity of storytelling – from author or teller to audience”.

I send stories ‘travelling’ in books, vids. and podcasts but more effectively, I bring them in person, face-to-face for your audience.

I welcome all new opportunities to author, illustrate and use stories at events and informal get-togethers. Contact me and tell me about your intended audience – their age range, interests and listening experience.

Contact Grant to share stories and make new ones.

Grant’s a natural. I wouldn’t hesitate booking him for any storytelling” (Graham Langley)

“Grant is helping my new social networking club, by ideas and recruiting new members. Thanks Grant!.”  [David Corking, Space Exploration Club.

“Thank you for the beneficial effect your course has had on the whole of the administration department. The staff are more committed and positive in their approach to their daily tasks, the whole atmosphere in the department has improved 1000%”   [ Ms.K.C. Cole, Head of Admin / Systems Manager, Washwood Heath School, Birmingham.]

“We had the pleasure of working on a Community project especially designed round the work that we carry on within the Property & Development Industry. I and my colleagues thoroughly enjoyed seeing how receptive the children were and would have no hesitation in asking Grant to do something similar in the future ”   [Lorna D. Biddle, Morrison Developments Ltd.]

“Grant has an extremely intuitive insight to determine the true essence of my holistic security model platform. Such wisdom of enlightenment cannot go unnoticed by me.   [Michael Stephen Ruiz]

“Grant is a fast thinking, inspirational, dynamic and exceptional creative. He enjoys people, communication and sharing ideas for overall benefit – a fabulous guy, adorable and charming.” [Diane Stafford]

“Grant is splendiferous at sparking creative juices to flowing and making one think.”  [Christie Sureus]

 

See also:

BookBod Storytelling
Whose Book Is It Anyway

Rhwydwaith Arloeswyr Cymru (Wales Innovators Network)

“Having the idea is very often the ‘easy bit’ – transforming inventive ideas into practical innovations for the market place is more difficult.”   (WIN – Wales Innovators Network,  2006)

Clutching a folio of over 100 product ideas, I attended my first WIN meeting in Newtown College, confident that together with a Mid Wales team of individual innovators and inventors, their support and practical assistance would progress each idea from screen and onto the shelves of the World. Thankfully, I awoke from this dream and those ideas remained uncommercialised. The Wales Innovators Network stopped meeting in Newtown and over time, stopped their Cardiff meetings too.

But if you imagine that the innovative ways of Wales cooled in any way, think on, because although WIN may have gone WIN grows on.

When getting together with a few members to ponder on “Whatever happened to WIN?” we discovered a WIN that’s at the forefront of innovative projects in Wales, namely the ‘Wales Innovation Network‘.

Perhaps the time is right to re-open that folio of 100 ideas and break some new ground with some new inventor-entrepreneurs and product champions!

Long live WIN