What is the course about?
Storytelling as one of the foundations of theatre, in all cultures. Exploring ways of telling stories with language, body and rhythm, solo and in groups. Telling brief stories has also become a strong component within the world of Business, so we shall examine the way ‘story’ can be used in ‘branding’; covering topics which include talks, presentations, lectures, and more informal settings.
What will we cover?
* Storytelling in different cultures.
* Learning the tools for storytelling.
* Telling traditional, as well as contemporary stories.
* Making up your own stories for use in Business settings.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
* Gain the confidence and basic skills to engage an audience
* Gain the skills to understand how to communicate a narrative to them.
* Gain a finer understanding of how the act of telling a story can be used to authenticate and enliven your communications within the workplace.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This is an Improvers' course but open to all with a little experience of storytelling.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
In group exercises with some solo attempts to improvise, read, and perform stories.
A useful resource to have read would be Rock Your Presentation by Nigel Barlow.
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?
Notepad and pen.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Any of the beginners or improvers' Voice courses depending on students' experience.
General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details