Storytelling for business and pleasure 1

Course Dates: 26/04/20 - 28/06/20
Time: 15:15 - 16:45
Location: KS - Keeley Street

All cultures respect the world of Story. The ability to tell Stories, in a variety of settings, is a skill that has seen a strong resurgence both in the workplace and in contemporary performance. Come to gain greater confidence in your communication skills and wider experience.


What is the course about?

All cultures respect the world of Story, The ability to tell Stories, in a variety of settings, is a skill that has seen a strong resurgence both in the workplace and in contemporary performance. We all like to hear stories! This course will help you to tell them, short, long, traditional, anecdotal, personal, fairytales, fables…they all require the key ingredient of confidence, and a basic understanding of structure.

What will we cover?

* Performance Skills and Communication Essentials
* Understanding Narrative Structure
* How to feel safe while being spontaneous
* How to ‘visualise’ your Stories as you tell them
* How to get to grips with ‘less is more’, as a performer.
* Enriching vocabulary, and being aware of ‘rhythm’.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

*Tell a story confidently
* Engage an audience
* Use your natural skills to the best of your ability.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This course is open to everyone.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

Group pair and individual work as directed by the tutor. Some planning for the next class may be required.

As part of the course content, your tutor may record your image for initial and ongoing assessment purposes. You are entitled to decline to participate in the recording of your image.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

Notebook and pen.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Any other Voice or Presentation course- particularly Storytelling for Business and Pleasure:2
Please refer to our
full sequence of voice and speech classes at City Lit (click here) as you consider which area you would like to study next.


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Reviews below are by students who have attended this course, regardless of the course teacher. Please be aware you may not be booking onto a course with the same teacher.

This is a very good investment of your time.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 10/11/2019)
This course really helps you to think and develop your imagery skills
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 10/11/2019)
A really great introduction to the skills of storytelling. I looked forward to this course every week - and really helped get the day off to a positive start. We learned how to deliver stories from different cultures around the world, and also how to adapt personal stories about our lives and how to utilise them in a business environment. The tutor had a sensitive approach to others and taught us how to summarise our stories, deliver them more clearly and how to use voice and gesture for dramatic impact. I would definitely do it again!
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Review by ... / (Posted on 18/07/2019)
The storytelling sessions catered for the different needs of the group. The tutor was highly knowledgeable and gave encouragements that allowed us to extend and challenge ourselves. Brilliant course I would highly recommend this for anyone who want to develop their storytelling skills whether it is for business or pleasure.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 17/07/2019)
If you want to do something out of the norm that allows you to tap into your creativity and have fun at the same time then this is a great course to take.
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Review by anonymous / (Posted on 11/07/2019)
Yes I would recommend this course
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Review by Happy Student / (Posted on 08/07/2019)
I thoroughly enjoyed every session of our story telling course, while learning of stories from different countries, as well as methods for ourselves to choose and present a piece. Just observing the way these stories were made spellbinding with voice, gestures and attitude provided lots of pointers. Sincere thanks for your encouragement, humour and support.
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Review by Anon / (Posted on 21/12/2018)
Tutor Biographies
John Eastman

John Eastman is an actor, voiceover artist and narrator who trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama and James Cook University. He works in theatre, radio and films, and has recorded audio books for the Royal National Institute for the Blind. He has taught Storytelling at City Lit since 2011.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.

Book your place

Course Code: DVP064

Sun, day, 26 Apr - 28 Jun '20

Duration: 10 sessions (over 10 weeks)

Full fee: £139.00
Senior fee: £139.00
Concession: £85.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

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