Let's define what we're talking about. I wrote this a number of years ago. It took me a while:
Storytelling is the intentional sharing of a narrative through words and actions for the benefit of both the listener and the teller.
When I teach this in Storytelling 101, we spend a good 30 minutes going through this. Each word is there for a reason. Care to give it a comment shot?
This is in reference to the reference to the article at Tim Ereneta's blog. The reporter is right, it's way too hard to get storytellers to define their art form.