What is the course about?
Storytelling is 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.
If you are new to voice classes please take a moment to read our
full sequence of voice and speech classes at City Lit (click here) before choosing.
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.
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.
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- perhaps Debating or Use Your Voice Assertively.
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.