My Father was a storyteller. It was his everyday way of communicating important values and ideas. I followed his example, but didnt realize it until several years ago.
After leading a three-day training program on group facilitation at the Pentagon, I read the attendees evaluation forms. In response to the question, “What did you like best about the program?” several people responded, “Sandys stories.” I didnt understand what they were talking about so I asked my co-trainer.
He looked at me, puzzled, and said, “Dont you remember – you told that story about the meeting in the Adirondacks where they insisted they couldnt reach consensus, and one about the volunteer board of directors where someone came in late with a T-shirt, shorts, and a hangover, and the time the chairman threw the facilitators out of the meeting.” I realized then that I had told a lot of stories.
Since that experience Ive told stories more intentionally and formally, and in front of audiences large and small personal adventures, historical sagas, tall tales, and stories about some of the best known songs and how they came to be written.
Sandy has captivated and moved audiences at storytelling festivals, Tellabration, Story Sundays, interfaith events, and synagogues.
His book, Adirondack Mendels Aufruf, was described as “sweet without being soppy, funny without being mean, and inspirational without being preachy.” Its where the foolish stories of Chelm meet the tall tales of the Adirondacks. Sandys new storytelling programs are My Father was a Storyteller. and Songs of the Century
Albany, New York 12209
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