What is a Virtual StorySlam? A Virtual StorySlam is our regular StorySlam but online. We will randomly choose five storytellers who submit their names in the virtual bucket to share their stories via the Zoom platform. The audience will be able to watch and interact with the host through their viewing platform!
Why only five storytellers? At our live events, we usually draw ten storytellers with an intermission between the first five and the second five. We want you to create the MOST engaging and interactive experience for you and found that five was the best number.
What about audience judges? Judging has never been easier! In the chat box at the start of the show, we will provide a link to the digital audience survey form.
In this form, you will rank each storyteller based on a scale of 1-10 (more info on this can be found here) and then you can choose which storyteller is your favorite! The storyteller with the highest accumulated score will win the $100 prize and the storytelling with the highest favorite ranking will be the audience favorite!
How can I tell a story? We are trying something new in this area. We want to select who will tell their story in advance so that we may better promote the StorySlam and give folks the opportunity to share their appearance broadly! We have the same release forms in digital format for you to fill out and we are asking for some additional information IF YOU HAVE IT TO GIVE! If you do not yet know what your story will be, it will NOT preclude you from being selected. Everyone will have an equal opportunity to be selected from the Virtual Bucket. Approximately two weeks before each StorySlam, we will announce who the upcoming storytellers will be on the website and social media platforms.
I just want to be a judge! NO STAGE FOR ME! We will use guest judges and audience judges. If we use an audience judge, you will be on camera and therefore will need to fill out a release form when you sign up. If you are interested in being an audience judge, we will let you know one week before the StorySlam so that we can get you the appropriate ZOOM access. **You still need to purchase a ticket to be an audience judge. Proof of purchase will be required to be selected as an audience judge, so hold onto your confirmation emails!**