Kim is sought after humorist, speaker, and musician sharing her original stories and songs at theaters and festivals throughout the United States and Canada for over 24 years. Her work has been featured on SiriusXM and various NPR stations.With a Jeanne Robertson wit and a Garrison Keillor'esque touch, Kim’s commanding presence, impeccable comedic timing, perfectly woven stories and velvet voice provide a ‘hear a pin drop’ performance peppered with moments of raucous (link hidden)m's award winning humor is suitable for any audience type. She has keynoted at some of the largest conferences in the US and has presented to the ALA, Center for Peace Studies & some of Forbe's most admired companies.
We booked Kim for our Bookfair event at The Learning Ladder Child Development Center in Christiansburg and let me just say she was AWESOME!!! Kim is extremely talented and entertaining, full of life and spunk, and truly enjoys what she is doing! This experience was like none other! Everyone in attendance was amazed with her! The kids were on the edge of their seats listening and participating and singing along! The parents were laughing out loud and having an equally great time! The day after the event, one student from the center in particular was "pretending" to be a storyteller like Ms Kim! Priceless! Kids are singing the songs that Kim performed and still talking about the event! Hopefully, our PTA will be able to bring Kim back to the center for another event! If you haven't seen Kim....what are you waiting for! BOOK HER!!!
Kim preformed in front of 550 Lunch Ladies (school cafeteria workers) at the Hotel Roanoke. She was a sensation. the Ladies loved here. don't let her get away without singing!!!
I recently attended a Weekend Intensive Workshop with Kim Weitkamp. If you've seen her perform you already know how talented she is but, Kim possesses an even rarer gift. She is able to analyze that talent, breaking it into meaningful bits, organize it and communicate this wisdom to those eager to learn. The workshop encompassed the art and business of storytelling. Through instruction, personal coaching and practice, participants learned how to generate new ideas, various ways to structure a story and how to present a story in an engaging and memorable fashion. In addition, we learned proven strategies to grow our storytelling business using traditional methods and social media outlets. The workshop was a unique opportunity to strengthen skills and build new ones under the watchful eye of an amazing woman, who happens to be one of the best storytellers around.
Kim Weitkamp is one of the most talented storytellers in the country today. We began the Storytelling Festival of Carolina five years ago and we've had Kim perform at two of our festivals and have had her back for workshops and children's summer programs a number of times. Blessed with a voice like warm honey, impeccable comic timing, and the ability to write and perform fresh, new material, Kim is enjoying enormous popularity today. Not only is she amazingly talented, she is professional, prompt and prepared. Kim is as nice as she is talented and enjoys getting to know people wherever she goes. After all, that's where she gets the fodder for her wonderful stories. I recommend Kim with no reservations. We love her here in Laurinburg.
Brenda Gilbert, Board Chair
Storytelling Arts Center of the Southeast
Kim presented at our organization's annual meeting where we debuted the Peace by Piece Quilt of which she was a contributor. Kim was our keynote speaker and offered a vivid and moving story that fit perfectly with our organizational mission and goals for the night.
Kim has also presented a workshop through our organization called Storytelling for non-profits. This was one of our most attended workshops and the participants left asking for MORE!
Kim is amazingly great to work with and extremely talented!!!
Price Range: Free Quote!
Gig Length: 30 - 2 minutes
What to Expect
One way to know a good performer from a great performer is to find out their rehire status. Kim is repeatedly hired back year after year by many of the same presenters.
Audiences will walk away from Kim's performance with a true belief in the old adage ; laughter is the best medicine in life, and Kim is writing 'scripts to every junkie in town.
"In the style of Jean Shepherd, Kim takes the everyday potholes of life and makes us believe that they are the coaster dips needed to make the ride not only bearable, but enjoyable. And the audience agrees; thrilled and delighted the whole way - never keeping their hands inside the rails." -Diane Delago
Audience will experience:
A full show
Complete satisfaction for ticket purchase
Event Promoter will experience:
A punctual performer
Easy to work with
Positive audience feedback
Free use of publicist to help sell event
For corporation/convention keynotes all material is custom written
All workshops are centered around event theme
All sets are tailored to meet audience demographics
"It is obvious that Kim is dedicated to the art and expansion of storytelling, and she is superb at it. Ebullient, thoughtful, poised and prepared, she is a professional in every sense of the word. Am I dealing in hyperbole? Absolutely not." C. Tressler Director, NSF
Kim uses story as a tool for many purposes:
Entertainment: Kim has entertained crowds of 200 to 7000. Using story and song she mesmerizes with stories that cast a humorous look on childhood...and adulthood. Part comedian, part theater, part singer/songwriter. Kim is the whole package
Education: Kim has keynoted and done workshops for some of Forbes most admired companies and for high profile non-profits throughout the country. Unlike any other speaker you will have, Kim is informative and entertaining - while challenging your team to think outside the box. Kim's program: Ignition Point, is scheduled to be released in book form. This program teaches all levels of management how to keep their employees/volunteers passionate about what they do. It also turns your team into ambassadors for the cause.
Kim is professional, easy to work with, and talented at tailoring her program to your needs.
Awards: Blue Ridge Excellence in the Arts Award, Nominee for the Governor for the Arts Award, 2 Storytelling World Awards, Commissioned by the State of VA Commission for the Arts.
Audio Collections: Kim has 5 audio collections two of which are receiving radio play on NPR affiliates and Sirius XM radio. She also has one workbook published and is scheduled to have another book published in 2012.
Kim has appeared on numerous television shows, CBS, NBC and ABC. She has written vignettes for several radio stations and one large radio network. She has been the guest co-host on various morning programs throughout the East Coast.
Additional Booking Notes
Wooden stool, microphone, water.
Theater shows, festival events, keynotes, and presentations are all tailored to meet the needs of the presenter/event director. Once Kim has been booked, our office will be in touch with you to learn about the demographic of the event and the goals of the person/group presenting the event.
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Influences & Inspiration
Bill Cosby, Jeanne Robertson, Bill Harley, Bil Lepp, Garrison Keillor, Jack Benny, Arlo Guthrie, Jerry Seinfeld, Kevin Kling
For a show: A stool, one mic on a boom stand, one guitar plug in.
For a show: A stool, one mic on a boom stand, one guitar plug in.
For a workshop: A stool, a flip chart/dry erase, handheld microphone on stand
For a keynote: Podium with proper sound.
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