For Love of Stories

Striving for the Art of Storytelling

I'm a Sucker for Good Stories

Every object has a story. Stories connect people. Storytelling brings people together. That’s why I love storytelling.

Storytelling Stub

Resources, tools, and tips that may help you with writing and storytelling.

Ride The Wave of Laughters

Comedic timing is hard for me to measure. I always pause for laughter, but how long is long enough? One time, while I was telling a story, I paused for laughter. The laugh was bigger than I thought it would be, which caught me off guard. My mind went blank! For the...

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Know Your Audience

I'm always fascinated by audience's reactions while I'm telling a story. We all know that "knowing your audience" is one of the most important key elements when we tell a story. But how so? Where they laugh, what they respond to, how they resonate to your story, and...

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Tsubuyaki

Miyo’s mumbling thoughts at the moment…

Storytelling on Stage vs Storytelling on Screen

Storytelling on Stage vs Storytelling on Screen

The first time I took on VP of Education for a Toastmasters club was 2011. It was such a fun experience until, in an unexpected twist, I had to leave the country due to a visa issue. Thanks to technology and the club’s support, I became a virtual VPE. I was able to...

Get the Ball Rolling and See Where It Takes You

Get the Ball Rolling and See Where It Takes You

How did the year 2019 treat you? Very well, I hope. Believe it or not, every five years, I get a pivotal year. I moved to the United States in 2004, joined Toastmasters in 2009, became Area Governor AND found StoryMasters in 2014. When the year 2019 started, I...

What Makes People Laugh?

What Makes People Laugh?

Many of my stories are entertaining, but it doesn't mean that I always try to make people laugh. My facial expression, how I say it, or the phrase I use - whatever it is, people often laugh without my intention. The other day, I challenged myself - I told a folktale....

My Storytelling Events

I would love to see your friendly smiles in the audience.  Please come to hear my stories!
I also share my thoughts after each event. Please check out the past events, too.  

2020.03.08 Tales by the Sea ~ Moments

2020.03.08 Tales by the Sea ~ Moments

Come for soup, stories, music and each other. The theme is "Moments." Two musicians share a moment through music. Then, seven storytellers tell their stories. Life is a collection of moments. What's yours?Sunday, March 8th, 2020Doors open at 3:30PM, Show starts around...

2020.03.06 Write Work

2020.03.06 Write Work

It's been a while for me to be on the Write Work stage, but I already know that it'll be another fun show with stories and improvisation!  Come and join us for the fun evening! Friday, March 6th, 20208PMFeaturing the Work ofKathryn ShorrMiyo Yamauchi ImprovisorsGeorge...

2020.02.21 Area F1 & F4 Speech Contest

2020.02.21 Area F1 & F4 Speech Contest

It's been a while to compete in the Toastmasters International Speech Contest. I'll tell a story titled "There Is Not Such Thing!"Friday, February 21, 2020Doors open at 5:30PM, Gavel down at 6:30PMEarly Bird - $8 until 2/15 Regular - $10 until 2/19 At the Door -...