All of these workshops can be presented in varying time frames. They can also be adapted to meet the needs of a group of 20 participants to a group of 200. Story laced keynotes based on the theoretical aspects of these workshops are also available.
Introductory 30 minutes
Beginners 60 minutes
Intermediate 90 minutes
STORYTELLING 101 – This workshop is designed for those who are considering a career in storytelling and for those who find themselves stuck on the middle step of the storytelling ladder. Participants will learn how to find and tell their own story and folk tales as well as how to develop professionally. Handouts will be provided that cover such issues as venues, fees,contact to contract, promotional materials, performance context and funding sources.
THE BUSINESS OF STORYTELLING – as our competitive and political storytelling environment changes, the challenges to creating and maintaining a successful storytelling career become greater. Learn how to plan your work and work your plan. Topics include; Where and How to Find Work, Developing an Effective Promotional Packet, Funding Sources and Being your Own Agent.
DEVELOPING AND TELLING FAMILY/PERSONAL STORIES – Some of the most poignant stories ever told or heard are family stories. Many contain lessons of survival, hope, history and values. Learn the when, where, why and how of developing tellable family/personal stories. Your audiences will want to hear more and may even become inspired to tell their own personal or family stories.
COMMUNITY BUILDING WITH STORIES – in light of current technological developments, the need for communities to connect continues to increase. The primary objective of this intergenerational model is to bring diverse groups and ages together through the use of storytelling and related activities. Participants will leave with stories, purpose, inspiration and motivation.