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Toastmasters International-Your Story: Made to Order

Your Story: Made to Order

Learn what it takes to build structure and skills when telling a story. In this session, Caren S. Neile, PhD, will explain the philosophy of storytelling and give you proven tips on how to build and share your story.


Caren S. Neile, PhD

Caren S. Neile, PhD Storyteller, professor, radio host

Since 2000, Caren S. Neile, PhD, has taught storytelling studies for the School of Communication & Multimedia Studies at Florida Atlantic University. A performance storyteller, she has worked in six countries, including as a Fulbright Senior Specialist in Austria and Israel, and as a visiting professor in Poland.

Neile co-produces and co-hosts The Public Storyteller segment on South Florida public radio WLRN, as well as numerous local storytelling events. She is a former Peace Corps volunteer, former chair of the National Storytelling Network, a member of the Florida Humanities Speakers Bureau, and a former Board member of the Florida Storytelling Association, as well as a faculty affiliate of the Peace, Justice, and Human Rights Initiative at Florida Atlantic University. She has also produced features for WPIX-TV Independent Network News in New York.

A co-founder of the academic journal, Storytelling, Self, Society (Wayne State University), Neile has published widely, including a chapter in the Oxford Handbook of American Folklore and Folk Life Studies, Florida Lore, Only in Florida, Peninnah’s World: A Jewish Life in Stories, and a bi-weekly storytelling column for the Florida Jewish Journal.

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