September 27, 2020

Two Comedy Dogs

Find Tell Share is a podcast co-hosted in Sheffield by Chris Sissons, Market Together and Jemma Rosenthal, Find Your Voice.  It’s the storyteller’s podcast, featuring everything storytelling, especially if you use stories to promote your business or charity (and you should!).  We plan to produce an edition once a month with a guest.

September 2020’s guest is Mike Barker, who is a stand-up comedian and promoter from Retford. 

In addition, we discuss Henry Normal and a mystery surrounding Edinburgh’s Scott Memorial, the place of flowers in our lives, a screaming river, the founding of Retfest, comedy dogs and incantations.

September’s Guest

Mike Barker
Mike Barker

This time we’re delighted to introduce, Mike Barker, who’s the founding member of RetFest, a comedy festival. He has a podcast called “The Man About Town” that discusses everything local to Retford. He likes to help people do well with their business and helps as many comedians as he can, develop their material and find venues to perform their material.





Find Tell Share Co-Hosts

Jemma Rosenthal
Jemma Rosenthal

Jemma Rosenthal is a Singer-Songwriter, Choreographer/Dancer, Poet, Speaker, Actor, Life Coach and Teacher. She specialises in Confidence and Creative Expression, as well as improving Self-Worth and Healing through Creativity. She gives private and group coaching in Performance Skills as well as Life coaching and Mindfullness.

In 2019 she created her own brand called Find Your Voice and has given workshops and performances in various venues in Sheffield including collaborations with Blend Kitchen, Connection Cafe and Sisters with One Voice (SWOV). She’s also done extensive voice and dance workshops with children and Youth theatres around Sheffield, including Hype Dance Academy and her original song featured in Fusion Youth Theatre’s original production. Jemma’s aim is to improve awareness of how we can find our voices, be it through song, dance, writing, speaking or otherwise and release our authentic and unique expression to the world as well as sharing our own creative gifts in collaboration with others.

Find Jemma on Instagram and Facebook 

Jemma refers to a friend who inspired two songs, this is her site:

Chris Sissons
Chris Sissons

Chris Sissons has always loved stories and these days strides the streets of Sheffield always on the lookout for a new story.  He was a Community Development Worker for 30 years and consequently is sceptical about almost everything. 

I’m a marketing coach, using stories to open up business development in surprising ways.  I underline the distinction between real and paid work.  Many people are unhappy because they cannot find time for their real work – as we unravel the lockdown, we’re all challenged to step up and offer the world our own unique insights.  They won’t always work but how else do we find the ones that do?

Find out more about Market Together here:  My contact details are on the site.

Text me if you would like a conversation about how I can help you build a story portfolio, find stories for a keynote or develop your real work … 07887 352841

I run Telling Stories: Making Business, storytelling for business owners, on second and fourth Thursdays (usually).  It’s an opportunity to hear a business owner’s story and to offer feedback.  We improve our own storytelling when we help others.  Find the programme here: .  This page is regularly updated.  Click on link in right hand column to register for your Zoom link.  Next meeting is on 8 October …

Find me on Facebook: Market Together: Storytelling in Marketing

I mention blog posts about flowers.  They’re here:

Here’s the link to the Carterhaugh School of Folklore and Fantasy

About the author 

Chris Sissons

I'm a local business owner, based in Sheffield UK. My business is Market Together and I help business owners, anywhere in the world, use stories to understand their business, develop new products, services and markets as well as to market their business. During the lockdown, stories can help you move your business online and plan for the post-lockdown future.

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