Storytelling for business and pleasure 2

Course Dates: 23/04/20 - 25/06/20
Time: 19:45 - 21:30
Location: International House

Discover the dynamics of telling stories to motivate, articulate and communicate in the workplace, allowing your imagination free range, connecting your voice to your body and using them to express yourself in an organic and interesting way. The ancient art of listening to, sharing and telling stories is as relevant to the business world as to social interaction.


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.


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This is an amazing course - great fun and very inspirational! The tutor is brilliant!
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Review by Elaine / (Posted on 25/11/2019)
More fun than you might expect.
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Tutor Biographies
Ariela Eshed

Ariella Eshed is a director and workshop leader, who has directed productions and facilitated rehearsed readings for many London theatres. She has taught at City Lit since 2005, and also worked at Mountview, East 15, Central School of Speech and Drama, National Theatre Education Department, Actors Centre and Portsmouth University. She has led workshops internationally in Athens, Sweden, Japan and Israel.

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.

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Course Code: DVB032

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Thu, eve, 23 Apr - 25 Jun '20

Duration: 10 sessions (over 10 weeks)

Full fee: £179.00
Senior fee: £179.00
Concession: £109.00

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