Whether we know it or not, we are all storytellers. A good story is engaging, resonant, and inspiring. How does one become a good story teller? By getting up in
Whether we know it or not, we are all storytellers. A good story is engaging, resonant, and inspiring. How does one become a good story teller? By getting up in front of other people and telling your stories. This class is a workshop in storytelling: participants bring their true, personal stories and practice telling them aloud from memory. We’ll map out your thoughts and memories into a coherent narrative, build confidence through practice, celebrate taking risks, and explore the art of storytelling.
Come to class with a couple of personal and true stories in mind. Be prepared to speak your stories out loud by memory, and then the class will provide positive feedback for each storyteller that propels them forward in crafting a great story.
After the completion of the course, we will do a showcase at The Improv Shop at TBD date and time.
What makes a good story?
Why does it Matter? – You’ve got to have skin in the game, it must mean something and be important to you. If it matters to you, then you’re audience will care and invest in seeing you through it.
Is there an element of Mystery? – What about this situation piques other people’s curiosity? How does your opening inspire your audience to want to hear more?
What’s the emotional Movement? – (not physical movement, but) How do you come through this story changed? What’s the emotional movement or transformation?
Skills that will be practiced and learned:
Build confidence telling stories to other people
Exercise the muscle of taking risks and being vulnerable in front of a group
Gain awareness of our own verbal habits or ticks and how to lessen them
Practice the physicality of presenting to a group of people