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Why Storytelling Matters

My biggest discovery in developing this technology is a moment I’ll never forget.

The first story I sent to my 3 year old niece from my website inspired her to send me a story back. Although she couldn’t yet read in complete sentences, the illustrations of a boy and a puppy and his family were enough for her to share what was emerging from her imagination.

Our technology works. Because whether the book is in a child’s lap or on a screen, storytelling comes naturally. It’s also a shared experience, it takes two (or more). And when the child is doing the telling, well that’s organically delicious.  

She was completely engaged with a story that day, and I was a witness inside her imagination. I thought I was going to be the giver when I built this website, but I was the receiver – from 2000 miles away.

And how do I know this? Because webcam kisses carry just as much meaning as the juicy ones with grape jelly.

So, who might be waiting for a story from you?


Video Storytelling: Tested and Testified.

Don’t take my word for it. Take theirs…

Mommy Bloggers

“Within a few minutes I had read the book and chosen to email it to my niece in care of my brother. He said they played it for baby M and she seemed excited to hear my voice!”

~ NicolesNickels.com

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Kids Dig It, Too!

“Where do I click, mommy…? I want to see it again!”

~ Gabriel, age 4

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Savvy Aunties

“Webtime Stories offer some unique and story-specific advantages over other webcam alternatives like Skype and iChat.” ~ SavvyAuntie.com

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Military Families

“This is like a dreamland!  Thank you for providing this reading opportunity to our WHOLE family – no matter how far away the members are from each other!”

- Blue Star Military Family Member

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‘When Mama Reads to Me” by Judy Rubin, Illus by Milla Zeltzer

Meet the 'Be There' Team

We have a rockstar team of technologists, marketers, investors, designers and storytellers behind the ‘Be There’ technology. We work together because we know we’re onto something. We’ve devoted the past few years to building the foundation of Be There Media starting with our first product: Be There Bedtime Stories.

Alison Sansone - Creator, Be There Bedtime Stories

After a decade of both field and corporate experience in the hospitality industry,  Alison Sansone, Creator and Storyteller, decided to pursue marketing and business development as her true passion. In 2006, she combined her education in videography with her marketing acumen to start her own company producing multi-media tools for small businesses and non-profit organizations throughout Orange County. The business model for Be There Bedtime Stories was inspired by her own frustration of living 2000 miles away from her only two nieces. LinkedIn

Jesse Pierpoint - Be There Bedtime Stories

Jesse Pierpoint, provides creative direction to the Be There Bedtime Stories brand, and joined the founding team with his own passion for storytelling – thanks to 3 kids in the house! Jesse is principal and owner of Pierpoint Design, a design and branding firm; and also serves as Creative Director for Seven2.com. His projects in this interactive agency include a growing list of multimedia demands from clients like AT&T, Netflix, Nickelodeon, Expedia, Bravo TV, Disney, MTV, and others. LinkedIn

Paul Pacun - Be There Bedtime Stories

Paul Pacun is the Chief Geek, serving as navigator for the dancing porcupines, blue-tailed skinks and under-achieving fleas that make their way from one device to another, miles apart. Paul has an esteemed career in technology and product development. Previously a manager with the Deloitte Consulting Group, he is currently founder of Meiotic Inc, makers of the vablet mobile content management platform. His mobile platform is tailored for enterprise users and currently utilized by Fortune 100 Companies in Finance and Life Science and Pharmaceutical. LinkedIn


More About the Creator, Just In Case You’re Wondering

Be There Bedtime Stories and Maria Shriver
Alison Sansone Savvy Auntrepreneur on Savvyauntie.com

Stories are for Telling.

Sell Your Books to Families Here

Are you an author, illustrator or publisher with books to sell in our bookstore? Do you have a family product or technology that would be a fit for cross promotion? Are you a part of a school or education organization that would like to inquire about our read-aloud platform that connects families? We’d love to hear from you!

Email: Info@BeThereMedia.com