Among the objectives laid down in the AEDA statutes there are various references to providing visibility, dissemination and outreach for the activity of storytelling. For that reason, and in order to achieve those objectives, this web page was created and various social media accounts are managed; Facebook, Twitter, Storytellers' List and the monthly Bulletin. Even so, we believe that there are virtual environments in which news of the spoken word still lacks sufficient presence. We are referring specifically to mobile devices.
For that reason for the last six months AEDA has been working to set up an APP which is compatible with Andriod and iOS, which will allow access to information regarding storytelling from mobile devices (smartphones and tablets).
RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE SUCCESSFUL DELIVERY OF A STORYTELLING SESSION
The intention of this document is to provide recommendations in order that storytellers can successfully develop their work while dealing with those external factors surrounding the act of telling.
It points out the ideal,or optimum conditions in which to perform oral narration sessions, both indoors and outdoors, by creating a suitable atmosphere for the spoken word.
DECALOGUE. STORYTELLING CONDITIONS
1 Storytelling requires peaceful, serene spaces.
The delivery of a storytelling session must take place in a room dedicated exclusively to the activity. That way noise and other activities which may distract the attention of the public are avoided.
It is important that the temperature in the room is pleasant; neither too high nor too low, so that both the public and the storyteller feel comfortable.
It is essential for the successful execution of a storytelling show that it is not located in a transit area (lobby, entrance hall, corridor, common area, etc.) as the continuous interruptions and possible noise will prevent the creation of a good listening atmosphere.
It would be useful to have the space in which the session is to take place for sufficient time in order to carry out the necessary preparation (set up, preparation of the audience and the storyteller, etc.).
This document has been put together by the members of AEDA and is an invitation to reflect on the different lines of training of oral narrators. In it we have tried to agree on the content and proposals that we consider recommendable when training storytellers. We hope you find it interesting.
AEDA, the Spanish Professional Storyteller´s Association, is backing this initiative put forward by the storyteller Martha Escudero with the aim of spreading a message which, while obvious, is as yet little known among the adult public.
For that reason we are including this seal on the website home page and we are encouraging everyone (members, friends, the general public, those who live in the arms of stories...) to spread the word as much as possible (via Facebook walls, Twitter, blogs, …) in order that the message goes that bit further and that bit deeper.
Ana Griott was in Rome representing AEDA. This is the short text she read about us:
"AEDA (Spanish Professional Storyteller´s Association) is a young organization, born in 2010. Little by little our association is finding its own place in Storytelling world.
These are the three points that we would like to distinguish:
The stage places are closed but they can´t close our mouths.
If you want to know more about these matters you can consult our website. This has been one the most important achievement for last year: finally Aeda has a web in order to spread information on its activities, its members and the situation of Storytelling over the world.
And this is everything I can say in two minutes..."