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.

Storytelling vs Presenting

I often get feedback like "You need to move on the stage" or "Your gestures need to be bigger" at Toastmasters. In the beginning of my Toastmasters years, those suggestions confused me. I understand the benefit of moving on the stage and being animated with big...

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What Went Wrong with GoT?

Disclaimer: I’ve never watched Game of Thrones (GoT)! Every Monday, my coworker enthusiastically talked about how much he loved GoT. “You need to take Monday off. You can’t take it when the show is over!” I teased him when the finale was 2 days away.  When I went back...

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Tsubuyaki

Miyo’s mumbling thoughts at the moment…

There Is No Such Thing As Perfect Timing!

There Is No Such Thing As Perfect Timing!

It's been busy two months filled with blessing opportunities; Write Work (6/30); Shoot 'Em Up (7/17); Strong Words (7/27); the Otter Story Hour (8/5). Every time when the opportunity was presented, I thought that the timing wasn't good. I had already committed to the...

I Dare Tell My Stories!

I Dare Tell My Stories!

Who's going to listen to my stories?   As a non-native English speaker, I always doubt about my English speaking skills. Even after living in the United States for over 15 years, there are still lots of words that I don't know or cannot pronounce properly. (Those...

Do What You Love and Success Will Follow!

Do What You Love and Success Will Follow!

“You were finally present in your story. Congratulations!” A director, who has observed my work for a little over a year, gave me a big hug for the first time after my performance. It will soon be five years since I joined StoryMasters. I haven’t looked back since...

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.  

2019.08.25 The ABCs Storytelling Workshop

2019.08.25 The ABCs Storytelling Workshop

The August 4th Workshop was a huge success! Because we have people on the waiting list, we decided to repeat the workshop on August 25th. In StoryMasters’ half-day, interactive workshop, you will learn the essential elements of storytelling and how to use...

2019.08.05 The Otter Story Hour

2019.08.05 The Otter Story Hour

The Otter Story Hour is one of my favorite storytelling concerts! Cool location, easy parking, great crowd, and wonderful stories. Who could ask for anything more? Theme for the night is "Wild Women on the Road." Join me for the fun night! ...

2019.08.04 The ABCs Storytelling Workshop

2019.08.04 The ABCs Storytelling Workshop

SOLD OUT! Storytelling has always been one of the most effective techniques for conveying your message clearly and memorably. But what is storytelling really? Why is it important? What makes a good story? What is the difference between storytelling and...