Storytelling

Performance & Workshop Comments

'I really enjoyed this session which is quite an accomplishment because I usually do not enjoy these conferences – Thank you!'

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'Real eye opener in telling stories in different format. What a beautiful voice and sound.'

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Fantastic – empowering full of wonder and respect.'

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'The speaker engaged the audience in many ways that I didn’t even notice. She was engaging us as the first song began and I realized when we were almost done, I had been engaged all along!'

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'Denise Miller has a wonderful gift of recognizing people's needs and to top it off she can tell stories to fill them!'

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'Denise has an amazing ability to enthrall an audience. When I see her step up to the mic I know I'm in for an experience I'll never forget!'

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'Denise is wonderful historian and storyteller - she makes us proud of our Metis heritage!'

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'Thank you so much for coming to tell stories at our school! The children talked about you and your stories for days after. All of the staff commented on how well you managed the children while telling a great story and wonderful information about our First Nations, Metis and Inuit friends. Thanks again!'

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'Story telling is pivotal in language, self esteem and self confidence, creativity and development. Thank you for sharing your story Denise!'

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'Denise Miller, was excellent. Her story mesmerized the children. They were listening so intently that they laughed out loud, jumped in their seats and their young faces showed the variety of emotions they felt as the story progressed.'

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'Ms. Miller had excellent classroom management and pacing skills that kept her young audience completely enthralled with her story.'

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'We all appreciated how she shared the history of her family and her explanations to the children of the terms; First Nations, Metis, Inuit in a way that they could understand. How she taught how some First Nations got their names and the meanings of those names. A great way for our kids to expand their knowledge about these important groups in our Canadian society!'

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'The children loved how Ms. Miller incorporated her drum and her songs into the story. They were quite fascinated with her drum, its importance in her culture and history.'

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'We would recommend Ms. Miller to everyone. She was flexible and accommodating. She had great presence during her presentation and the children didn’t want to the story to end. They loved it!'

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'Very intimate and interactive environment. Great stories and application to curriculum.'

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'Denise Miller, was excellent. She was very good with the students and was able to adjust to each class and situation easily. She made each presentation specific to the different ages of her audience.'

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'Denise connected well to the students and had great class management skills, as well as telling riveting stories. She engaged the students and made them think about the stories as they were being entertained. It was great to have an interactive storytelling session and she worked with the older students on storytelling strategies. She helped the students think differently about storytelling and the teachers were able to learn along with them.'

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'It always says so much about a presenter when you see 50 pairs of junior-high eyes attentively following your every step, your every movement...attentively listening. Thank you for helping us with the process of reconnecting story and voice.'

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'I went to 2 of Denise’s presentations –both excellent!'

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'Thank you for sharing your storytelling talents with our grade 4, 5, and 6 students. You gave them a unique experience in an art form that flows, for a special way of connecting with one another. Your drumming and singing will not soon be forgotten!'

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'Denise Miller is a superb story teller. She recently toured Australia and totally charmed the Kookaburra Folk Club audience with her wondrous renditions of Native American and Inuit tales, using her Living Drum to illustrate and underline as she drummed out heartbeats, Coyote lolloping along and the rhythms of her ceremonial songs. Denise’s skill as a teller of tales makes her performance totally absorbing. Her Native North American and Celtic ancestry gives her an inherited feel for the language and drama of the stories she presents; stories that teach, heal, guide, advise, empower and, of course, amuse and entertain.'

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'Valuable, comfortable, flexible, skill supporting. Needed more time. I want to take Denise home!'

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'I have heard so many positive comments from the staff and students and wanted to pass along the fact that your visit was enjoyed by all. Your time here will no doubt be one of the highlights of our school year.'

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'Awesome! Entertaining and she had great control of the students - a very good storyteller!'

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'Thank you for the positive outlook upon ADD. I have a son who is a hunter-it is so great to hear appreciation for these qualities.'

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'Denise was great with the students, told stories and explained concepts at their level and kept within the time frame allotted. This was an excellent presentation!'

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'Fabulous presenter – I will attend sessions at future conferences if possible!'

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'Timely - was great for the LA and Social units being studied.'

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'Very engaging and enthusiastic. Denise managed the children very well when they got rowdy - she got our students excited about storytelling!'

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'The passion and excitement generated was immense with our high school students singing along to Windayaho - it was really heartening to hear my students humming it days later. Denise held her audience in such rapt suspense that I had to step in and remind them to leave after the bell had rung.'

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