Eric Dusenbery is a storyteller and workshop leader, helping audiences realize the potential of curiosity, compelling communications and photography. Customized presentations have included insights and ideas to a wide range of civic and professional organizations, businesses, libraries, schools, nonprofits, NPOs and trade associations.
Worm Grunting, Monkey Fishing and the Power of Curiosity
Lecture / WorkshopCuriosity, colorful characters and a storytelling narrative provide a backdrop for lessons in communications, art / photography, media/journalism, innovation, creativity and how those concepts are applied in work, business and education. If we want to inspire change in our organizations, schools and ourselves, we need to expand our curiosity and create memorable experiences. When we learn to look at the world a little differently to make emotional connections, we initiate change. Based on experiences learned in producing several documentary projects, photographer and author Eric Dusenbery speaks on the power of curiosity and inspires audiences to find new ways to connect. Whether maneuvering among the rafters in a historic clock tower or crouched in a cooler on a shrimp boat, Eric’s photographic escapades and stories empower audiences to begin living a life of curiosity.The presentation features photography, storytelling and multimedia. Audience interaction is encouraged with laughter and lively reactions commonly seen.
RELATED : Special Photography Workshop
Participants learn how to expand their capacity to see, express, explore and create — to think something different. This is not an instruction on how to use a digital camera — but creating personal vision through photography. A popular workshop experience. Learn more HERE.
Florida Soup: Putting History On the Table
Recipe: 1 Part Stories + 1 Part Photography + 1 Part HistoryA compelling look at historic cooking habits, food production and recipes that defined the family and community in rural and small-town Florida. Our state is unique in its food consumption and production practices both from a historical perspective and present-day realities. Florida has a rich harvest of storytellers from tobacco-spitting blue crab fishermen who recount commercial fishing practices of yesteryear to ranchers who reminisces about Depression-era farming and other surprising tales.
Presentations feature photography and multimedia and are appropriate for youth, college and adult groups. Florida Soup offers an educational and entertaining program for schools, universities, libraries, conferences, meetings, historical societies and civic groups.
WHO ARE THESE PRESENTATIONS FOR?
Corporate and business professionals, meeting planners,communications professionals, students, educators, NPOs, municipalities, administrators, small business owners, photographers, artists and anyone interested in personal and artistic development.
"Eric's presentations at the Barberville Pioneer Settlement have not only been educational but entertaining — the audience interaction was wonderful. The demonstrations and talks made perfect sense as the topic related to our organization's mission of preservation and education on local folk arts and traditional trades."
Debra West, Executive Director
Barberville Pioneer Settlement
"Eric is the vehicle that tells Florida's stories."
Robert Redd, Executive Director
New Smyrna Beach Museum of History
"I would like to provide a huge thank you for a wonderful program you presented to the CCB members. I personally thought your photography was inspiring and was some of the most memorable imagery ever presented to the club."
Richard Thompson, President, CCB
“Thanks so much for bringing your program to The Ormond Beach Library. It was an interesting, informative program. I have already received wonderful feedback!!
Programs, Ormond Beach Library
"Your program was very interesting, and the guests loved the photographs, as well as the stories that brought your subjects to life.
Through your observations of the present and knowledge of the past this helps form our understanding of the place. In order to form a complete understanding, we have to experience the stories, memories, traditions, and cultural history of that place."
Katherine A. Turner
Citrus County Historical Museum
"Not only is Eric a personable professional, he's an expert practitioner when it comes to photography, interviewing and multi-media projects. I've hired him for commercial photography work and plan to recommend his mini-documentary work to several clients in the near future as part of their marketing programs."
Vickie Pleus, APR, CPRC
President, VP Communications