My family and I have been great fans of Jim Weiss of Greathall Productions for many years.
Greathall Productions helps to produce Great Minds! Our children, Charles and Anne, grew up listening to the amazing story telling of Jim Weiss. Here’s a man whose voice wraps around a character’s personality to bring it to life. Jim’s ability to capture the essence of meaning of a story in a few choice words is remarkably educational and entertaining. We read to the kids when they were little tykes. Afterward, we would often put on a Jim Weiss tape to lull them to sleep. We continued the practice until they got older and could read on their own. Their interest in our reading to them waned but
their desire for a good bedtime story never ceased. As teens I would often pass by their rooms at night and hear Charles or Anne listening to Jim’s soothing voice and fabulous tales as they drifted off to sleep. Now donning headphones, I haven’t a clue what they’re listening to and I’m going to bed before they are!
A cool story about Jim reveals how he owns his stories. He was a guest on my radio show. Rather than impose upon him to tell a story on the air, I brought into the studio an audio tape of Robin Hood. I gave it to the audio engineer to play coming out of a break so listeners could hear Jim. The tape played for about 15 seconds and then jammed. Jim offered to finish the story live. He picked it right up, went into character, and delivered it flawlessly. You should have seen the eyes around the studio; Alan, my co-host on the show was blown away… as was I.
Jim Weiss is truly a treasure for every generation in your family. Grandparents and parents alike will enjoy sitting with the kids listening to Greathall Productions and discussing the stories. Do yourself a
favor, visit Greathall Productions, and buy a CD or ten!