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Stories for Success (storytelling as a lifeskill)


Programme IDAEP0420515
Programme TypeWorkshops
Recommended Size 10 - 30
Language English
Programme Format On-site, Blended (mix of on-site and digital)
Cost $325.00 Per session
Primary Art Form - Sub-Genre Literary Arts - Storytelling
Student Profile Primary Upper, Secondary Lower, Secondary Upper, JC/CI, ITE
Secondary Art Form - Sub-Genre -
Venue (where applicable)


Programme Synopsis What career are your students considering? Sales, Business, Healthcare, Lawyer, Educator, Designer, Tourism, Politics, Entrepreneur? A leadership role in anything? Whatever path they choose to follow, the ability to tell a good story, a story that they need their audience to hear and respond to, will make them more effective in their role (and probably more popular too!) Stories help us connect. They make abstract ideas concrete, giving us a clear idea of what things like ‘integrity’ or ‘excellence’ or ‘going the extra mile’ look like. This course focusses on two keys learning points 1 What makes for a good story? 2 How to make your telling of a story more compelling. The sources for stories are all around us – both our own life experiences and what we see, hear and read about what's happening in the world. But life is not organized like a story – there’s no obvious beginning/ending. It’s the storyteller who shapes and makes a series of events into a story. As Graham Greene write, "A story has no beginning or end: arbitrarily one chooses that moment of experience from which to look back or from which to look ahead.” So how do you find and shape a story? The course combines both traditional stories (‘wisdom tales’) and the students’ own personal stories. Once you have got a story you want to tell, then the art of a storyteller is to make it come alive. Good storytellers enable the audience to visualize what’s happening in the story and to empathise with the key character(s) – and this kind of visualizing has nothing to do with powerpoint (probably one reason why audiences love storytellers!) This part of the course involves practical pair and small group work practicing telling and working on both verbal and non-verbal communicators (gesture, facial expression etc) While the preference is for on-site delivery, it is possible to offer this in a blended format, in which case guidance to telling to a web cam - which poses its own unique challenges!) will be provided (pre-recorded video)
Focus Areas Acquire Skills & Knowledge, Articulate Thoughts & Ideas
Point of Emphasis Life Skills
Lesson Goal #1 Understand that storytelling is a life skill, that we all tell stories. Storytelling is not 'just for kids'. '
Lesson Goal #2 Understand that I tell stories too - and with practice (this course!) I'm going to get better.

If any sessions are run on zoom, the school will set up the meeting with their account for multiple screens as required.

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Offered by:

Roger Jenkins Storyteller

Promoting Mr Jenkins services (& independent artists as required), in Storytelling, Puppetry, Creative Writing, Poetry & Reader's Theatre. Given his theatre experience, he also offers Improvisation & Mask training. Sessions can be live, live via zoom, or pre-recorded on www.storystream.com.sg


Roger Jenkins 91761499 roger@rogerjenkins.com.sg   Visit provider page

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