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My name’s Thom Butler. I’m the founder of SpeakLo Media and I write and produce stories of every shape and kind.

Over the last 30+ years I’ve written everything from children’s plays, to print and broadcast journalism, technical manuals, short stories, screenplays, a book on audio principles, advertising copy, scripts and articles for corporate communications, and a book on menopause.

I consider myself a story teller and my first steps are always to seek out both the story in, and the voice of, any project that I am engaged with.

I do this because it is the most interesting approach, and because these first steps go a long way to showing me the way forward and through whatever it is I’m working on. By working this way, I am able to listen to, and then to speak with, the voice and tone of those whose story I am telling. This approach has enabled me to tell the stories of children and older folks, hotshot technical engineers, and homeless people. It has also helped me, over the last twenty¬†years, to be especially adept at designing websites and interactive media installations that are user friendly and intuitive.

Today, with the rising development of social media, I use these same skills to tell people’s stories in blogs, on facebook, video and audio podcasts, and with the 140 chracters of Twitter. I regularly have the enjoyable (and sometimes disorienting) task of speaking with other voices in order to bring my clients’ stories to the world in a new form.

The one thing I know is that while there are countless stories, we all beat with one heart.

Listen to my heart… beat.

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