In all the years I’ve taught storytelling, the comment I hear most often is “I don’t have a story to tell.” This usually means “I haven’t done anything worth talking about.” But here’s the thing: If you got out of bed this morning, you’ve got a story to tell. You just need to know how to tell it.
Working with me, I can help you become stage-ready to tell an engaging narrative. And learn the skills you need to craft many more.
Your “stage” might be at a performance venue, shared with fellow storytellers. Or it could be the dining room table, a board meeting, or a fundraising event. You might use your story to market your business, build relationships, or move a community to change.
I’ll help you mine for stories then teach you how to apply the key elements of storytelling to confidently deliver a compelling narrative.
Working with you one-on-one, I can provide in-depth coaching and a polished end product. I do this by:
- helping you to identify your voice, discover your talents, and rediscover old ones
- giving feedback on story development and delivery
- teaching principles and techniques
- provoking and challenging
- preparing you practically and emotionally
The curriculum includes:
- teaching storytelling fundamentals; reviewing your inventory of stories; selecting the story to develop
- delivery of first rendition of your story; review of theme, narrative arc, stakes; more exploration of story resources
- delivery of your revised story; continued polishing towards stage-readiness
- review of and flushing out other possible vignettes; discussion of venues
The program includes 4 two-hour sessions conducted over Zoom plus additional support as needed.
Please contact me to schedule an initial conversation.