Watch Jim Weiss on Video

Watch Jim Weiss on Video

View free videos of Jim performing favorite stories and teaching valuable secrets of storytelling, writing and reading aloud.

Jim Weiss tells stories of Abraham Lincoln and The Tortoise and the Hare


In this video, master storyteller Jim Weiss brings to life both the humor and the deep emotion of Abraham Lincoln, and will also have you laughing out loud with Jim’s rollicking version of Aesop’s “The Tortoise and the Hare”. Both as pure entertainment, and as a superb example of the power of stories to touch us and teach us, this is a must-watch video that will become your favorite that you will want to watch over and over again.

An Interview with Jim Weiss


Master storyteller Jim Weiss, recipient of over one hundred major awards, tells his own, inspiring story and explores the ways in which stories are the most powerful tool for learning and for drawing together families or entire societies. This fascinating video will inspire a whole new appreciation for reading aloud or telling stories; includes useful, practical tips; and reveals the vital role that stories play in our lives.

Teaching History Through Stories


Using thrilling, true stories of pirate and explorer Sir Francis Drake, U.S. President Harry Truman and artistic genius Michelangelo, Jim Weiss gives hands-on advice on how to light a passion for history through stories. Learn how to find and use history sources; how to shape historical facts into engaging stories; how to tie together history and literature; and how to use history stories to teach all across the curriculum.

Structure of Stories and Creating Character Voices


Through entertaining examples from Aesop’s Fables, the Wizard of Oz, Sherlock Holmes, Cinderella and Greek Mythology, Jim Weiss offers simple techniques for creating distinctive voices for each character in a story or book; and then explains the structure that almost all stories follow, allowing listeners to easily create or re-tell stories. This video encompasses most of Jim’s famous teaching session on the nuts-and-bolts of how to write, tell, or read aloud stories.