Storytelling for business and pleasure 1
Time: 13:00 - 14:30
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: DVP064
Duration: 10 sessions (over 10 weeks)
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.
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
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.
John Eastman is a storytelling consultant, facilitator, and commercial voiceover artist. He spent many years as an actor in London - he toured the UK as Polonius in Hamlet and performed the lead in Ionesco’s The Lesson (Jury Prize, International Festival, Bucharest) - but now spends more time as a freelance teaching artist. After drama training in Queensland, Australia, John moved to London and completed his MA in Education from Central School of Speech and Drama. He has worked on many diverse education projects, as well as lecturing at London Contemporary College of the Arts and Brunel University. Ongoing projects include Royal National Theatre (Teaching Associate), event support work with Simply Simply, working with presentations at conferences and more recently Clod Ensemble (Health Sector Support) and working as a tutor with Microsoft. He has an active presence on Linked-In, and continues to perform storytelling upon request. He has been teaching Storytelling for Business and Pleasure at City Lit since 2010.
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.