Jyothi Kunjoor is a professional storyteller from Bangalore, who has conducted nearly 2000 storytelling sessions in her 8+ years as a raconteur. Jyothi is an accredited storyteller, certified by Kathalaya’s International Academy of Storytelling®, Bangalore, India. She has been an integral part of the Bangalore based Cosy Nook Children’s Literature Festival, BICFest 2019 as well as the Children & Teens International Online Festival conducted in 2020 by the Art of Living Foundation. Since 2016, Jyothi has been the storytelling teacher in Bethany High School, Bangalore. From schools to elite corporates, from teacher training workshops to story performances, Jyothi’s storytelling journey has taken her all over Karnataka as well as to Tamil Nadu and Telangana. She also enjoys reading, singing, whistling, anchoring musical shows, traveling and crocheting
Jyothi Kunjoor is an excellent story teller and lends her own animation and style to the story which makes it sound completely real. Here she is providing training to students of grade 5 6 and 7 on how to tell a story with a punch. Whether it is a story telling competition or you are simply narrating the story to your family and friends, there are a few things to keep in mind. First rule of thumb is to never learn the story by heart. Instead you should memorize the story in sequence and learn the different things that happened in a chronological order.
The way that Jyothi has lent sound and facial expression animation takes a lot of practice. She suggests to practice in front of the mirror first and check if you are getting the right expressions and gestures. The next step is to narrate the story in front of your friends or family and take their honest opinion. This will prepare you for narrating the story to an audience