Storytelling for business and pleasure 2
Time: 13:00 - 15:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street
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Course Code: DVP063
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Duration: 10 sessions (over 10 weeks)
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.
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?
The course will be delivered in the college. There will be 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 and Using your Voice for Audio Books.
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.