"The Power of Story: Finding the
Storyteller in You" Seminar April 8
Northeast Alabama Community College will host a seminar “The
Power of Story: Finding the Storyteller in You” on Tuesday,
April 8 at 5 pm in the Workforce Development Building, Room 132.
The seminar is sponsored by the NACC Child Development
It is no coincidence that the greatest communicators of all time
used story to connect to their audiences. From the classroom, to
the boardroom, to the courtroom, stories may very well be the
most effective way to convey meaning and influence others.
This seminar will include information that will help people from
all walks of life understand how story can be used to enhance
their communication. From grandparents sharing family stories
with the next generation, to business owners looking to increase
profits, stories can be utilized to make valuable connections
Sharing useful information and effective techniques, seminar
presenter Lee Piskorz will help you find the storyteller in you.
Piskorz teaches gifted and talented
students at Collins Intermediate, and is also the Gifted Program
Coordinator for Scottsboro City Schools. A graduate of the
University of Michigan and the University of Alabama, she has
been educating students for over 25 years. Using stories in her
classroom eventually led to numerous opportunities in other
public venues, and she now enjoys sharing her love of
storytelling with audiences of all ages.
Since deciding to pursue storytelling professionally, Piskorz
has attended storytelling classes at the John C. Campbell Folk
School in Brasstown, North Carolina, where she has worked with
award-winning professional storytellers Elizabeth Ellis and
Dianne Hackworth. Last November, she was chosen to be a featured
storyteller at Tellabration, an annual international
storytelling event, held this year at the Jacksonville State
University Mountain Center in Heflin, Alabama.
Most recently, Piskorz was the guest storyteller for the
National Park Service’s program to honor Women’s History Month
at the Little River Canyon Center in Fort Payne, Alabama, where
she told the life story of Mary Weatherly, a local inductee to
the Alabama Women’s Hall of Fame.
When not telling stories, Piskorz loves speaking to groups about
the importance of storytelling and how to integrate it into all
aspects of their personal and professional lives. She can be
For more information about the seminar,
contact Debra O’Neal, NACC CHD Instructor/Advisor, at phone ext.
2295, or by email at
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