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David speaking and teaching.
Sharing, teaching, talking, and telling.

I am a writer, storyteller, consultant, and teacher. After witnessing the destruction of the World Trade Center in 2001, I quit the rat race and set out to become a Tai Chi instructor by 2011. I accomplished my goal and taught hundreds of people over the past decade. While I absolutely love Tai Chi and will keep practicing and teaching, I am shifting focus back to my first love—multimedia storytelling.

Since 1995, I have performed original stories in the United States and abroad at schools, bars, coffeehouses, clubs and festivals including the Digital Storytelling Festival and the Yukon International Storytelling Festival. I’ve also presented and/or offered classes and workshops at companies, colleges and conferences.

As a narrative practitioner, I employ an interdisciplinary approach to storytelling that incorporates writing, performing, teaching, organizing live events, collecting folklore, documentation, and facilitating narrative environments. I call this approach Applied Narrative because it draws no lines between the lessons of a classroom, the fun of a game space, and the magic of a storytelling experience.

I am available for freelance writing assignments, generating creative content, training, consulting, and speaking. No job too big or too small! Contact me.

Having participated in one of David's sessions regarding presentation skills, I’ve come away with a new confidence in public speaking. His framework for planning presentations is a revolutionary new tool I will use for all future speaking engagements, large and small. Teija Springman Employee Experience Manager at Xplane
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