He told the kids stories and taught them that it can be an art form. He's also is a stand up comedian and author and says all those jobs require the ability to tell a story. Norfolk says the human brain is hard wired for storytelling.
"People are drawn into the vortex of a story. They lean forward, their jaw loosens and eyes widen. That is a form of hypnosis. The only thing to break that is a loud noise in the back of the room or someone walking between the teller and listener," says Bobby Norfolk, Storyteller.
The "Gator Tales" show won 3 out of 4 Emmy's. He only lost one to Captain Kangaroo. The puppeteer who designed the gator for "Gator Tales" also designed Fred, the bird mascot for the St. Louis Cardinals.