Storytelling for business and pleasure 1

Course Dates: 23/09/21 - 25/11/21
Time: 18:15 - 20:15
Location: Online
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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. This course will be taught online.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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Course Code: DVB030

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Started Thu, eve, 23 Sep - 25 Nov '21

Duration: 10 sessions (over 10 weeks)

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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 course will be online.

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.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
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’.
Depending on the needs of each individual cohort, the course can be geared more towards business storytelling or traditional folk tales but there will be an aspect of both in every course.

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.
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?

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.

Ariella Eshed

Ariella Eshed is a director and workshop leader who has directed productions and facilitated rehearsed readings for many London theatres. She has taught 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.