Storytelling for business and pleasure 2

Course Dates: 22/04/21 - 24/06/21
Time: 18:15 - 20:00
Location: Online
Exploring ways of telling stories with language, physicality, gesture 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.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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Full fee £159.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £97.00

Course Code: DVB032

Thu, eve, 22 Apr - 24 Jun '21

Duration: 10 sessions (over 10 weeks)

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What is the course about?

This course is a natural progression from Storytelling for Business and Pleasure 1 but also works as a stand alone course with more emphasis on storytelling from a business aspect, examining the way ‘story’ can be used in ‘branding’; covering topics which include talks, presentations, lectures, and more informal settings.

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?

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.
Characterisation; physicality and gesture.
Working with objects; rhythm and music.

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 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?

In group exercises with some solo attempts to improvise, read, and perform stories. 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 Communicate with Confidence through Voice and Body Language.
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.