Introduction to Storytelling Workshop 2015
- Performing & Visual Arts
- Singapore, Singapore
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
Storywise is run by Sheila Wee who has been a full time professional storyteller since 1999 and has been described as a Godmother of Singapore storytelling. She co-founded Singapore’s first storytelling circle and its first professional storytelling company. She has taught or mentored most of the storytellers now active in Singapore and is a founding professional member and past president of the Storytelling Association (Singapore).
Sheila began telling stories to children, but quickly moved into telling stories to adults and was a pioneer in bringing storytelling to adult audiences in Singapore. She is comfortable telling to audiences of more than a thousand 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 work has been wide ranging and has included working with museums to curate and perform exhibit specific performances and train heritage guides. She has brought National Arts Council endorsed performances and workshop programmes to countless primary and secondary school students and has trained the numerous teachers and lecturers in the use of storytelling in the classroom.
Much of Sheila’s work now revolves around two very different areas. She works with the Early Childhood Development Agency to train early childhood teachers in story reading and storytelling skills, and she trains corporate and military leaders in the use of story as an organisational tool. Sheila’s highly practical and inspirational workshops have garnered consistently high ratings from participants.
Sheila also works internationally, and has performed and conducted workshops in Australia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and the UK.
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