San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
If you are interested in storytelling, but don’t know where to start, this workshop facilitated by Sheila Wee, is for you. In 9 hours (over 2 Saturdays) of hands-on training, it will give you a firm grounding in storytelling skills. You will leave the workshop with one ready to tell story and the tools to learn and tell more stories.
In a warm and supportive group environment you will learn why storytelling is such a powerful form of communication; how stories can be structured to hook listener’s attention and discover your own personal storytelling style. Through group, partner and individual exercises, you will be guided through a step-by-step method of learning to tell a story without memorising the words. You will also discover how to add details to make the story uniquely yours, and learn effective story rehearsal and performance techniques.
“A fantastic workshop. Every second is worth a million! Thanks a lot for waking up the storyteller in me.”
“Sheila came across as very sincere and passionate about sharing her expertise in storytelling. She not only taught us how to tell stories, but inspired us as well. The workshop was also well paced with a very relevant and well planned programme.”
“Would recommend it to others. A solid introduction. Inspiring.”
The 9-hour workshop (over two Saturdays) is for anyone interested in learning to tell stories: whether at work or at home, to adults or children, just for fun, or as a step towards telling professionally.
Trainer: Sheila Wee
Saturday 5th October 2013 from 2pm – 5pm
Saturday 12th October 2013 from 10am – 5pm
Venue: The Seminar Room, 21 Tan Quee Lan Street. (Just around the corner from Bugis MRT).
For enquires please contact Sheila Wee on:
Tel: 6258 3307
When & Where
Sheila Wee has been a full-time professional storyteller for 17 years and has been described as a Godmother of Singapore storytelling. She co-founded Singapore’s first storytelling circle and its first professional storytelling company and was instrumental in the development of the Asian Congress of Storytellers. She has taught, or mentored most of the professional storytellers now active in Singapore and is a founding professional member, past vice-president and president of the Storytelling Association (Singapore).
Sheila was a pioneer of storytelling to both child and adult audiences in Singapore. She is comfortable telling to large audiences and is adept at varying her storytelling style according to her audience. Her storytelling has been described variously as warm, engaging, elegant and captivating.
Sheila’s storytelling experience has been deep and wide ranging. She has curated and performed exhibit specific performances for museums, trained art and heritage guides, worked with a variety of educational institutions in the use of storytelling in teaching, and taught military commanders and corporate leaders in the use of storytelling as an organisatiobnal tool. Her National Arts Council endorsed programmes have brought storytelling performances and storytelling skills workshop to countless primary, secondary, junior college and polytechnic students since 2003.
Sheila’s highly practical workshops have garnered consistently high ratings from participants. Her clients include Singapore Technologies, Ministry of Education, Prime Minister’s Office, Singapore Management University, Sentosa Development Corporation, Early Childhood Development Agency, Seed Institute, Knowledge Universe and Aventis Business School..
She has been running the Introduction to Storytelling Course since 1999.
Sheila also works internationally, and has performed and conducted workshops in Australia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and the UK.