Tom Ware is a Master Storyteller. Known as ‘The Prince of Storytellers, Tom has been entertaining audiences with stories for over thirty years. Master Storyteller Tom joined his first Toastmaster Club in 1972. He’s also been a member of Rostrum Clubs of NSW, the National Speakers Association of Australia, and the Australian Storytellers Guild and is certified at ‘professional standard’ with this last. He was a grand finalist with both Rostrum in 1980 and at the Festival of Sydney in 1982. He continues as a Toastmaster and has reached Distinguished Toasmaster (DTM) level with this organization.
Tom’s background is colorful: the old PMG, then navy, civil aviation, posts & telegraphs (in NZ) electrical power distribution (NZ) trucker, lab assistant, police, clerical work and even a year as an Antarctic expeditioner.
Also known as ‘Tusitala Tom’ (Polynesian for Storyteller) he is the author of more than a dozen books. He’s a gifted teacher having run his course, Inner Quest- Our Search for Happiness for eight successive years for U3A (a retiree organization) in Greater Western Sydney.
Tom has also conducted numerous workshops including those for Toastmaster Districts 70 (NSW/ACT) District 73 (VIC/SA/TAS/WA and District 69 (QLD/NT/PN-G) at their annual conferences.
But it is as a Storyteller that he excels. Over the past eighteen years Tom has told his stories to over 760 audiences and well over 41,000 people and the invitations continue to roll in.
Born in London, UK, he migrated with his family to Australia in 1951 at age fourteen beginning work day after his fifteenth birthday. He has lived and worked in Australia, Papua-New Guinea, New Zealand and sub-Antarctica at Macquarie Island.
Tom is a master storyteller but, as already mentioned, he is also a writer. Some of his work – which includes over 300 articles, sixty of which are on Speaking and Storytelling – can be found on http://tustitalatom.hubpages.com
Or you can simply ‘Google’ his name.
Tom can be reached on firstname.lastname@example.org or Telephone 61 2 9890 2238