Introduction to Storytelling I & II

Introduction to Storytelling I & II

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Goodman Arts Centre

90 Goodman Road

Block E, #03-32, Singapore Book Council Training Room *Please note that there is no lift access to the Training Room

Singapore, 439053

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Interested in storytelling but don't know where to start? These workshops by professional storyteller Sheila Wee are for you.

About this event

If you are interested in storytelling, but don’t know where to start, these workshops facilitated by Sheila Wee, are for you. In two 7-hour modules of hands-on training (over 2 consecutive Saturdays), you will gain a firm grounding in storytelling skills. You will leave with one ready to tell story and the tools and confidence 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.

This workshop is suitable for beginners. The Introduction to Storytelling I & II workshops are in-person programmes and will be held at the Singapore Book Council at Goodman Arts Centre.

For workshop enquiries, please email programmes@bookcouncil.sg

WHAT PEOPLE HAVE SAID ABOUT THIS TRAINING

“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.”

Claimable using SkillsFuture Credit, please request for invoice during Eventbrite check out for the bundle tickets and apply for claim here: https://www.myskillsfuture.gov.sg/content/portal/en/training-exchange/course-directory/course-detail.html?courseReferenceNumber=TGS-2021004442&fbclid=IwAR0J27FUsKsBzlimzZ7Sot6I7Sa7BVtmcwv16xNt2aRA0Xy7fZ1JORgC37c

Facilitator

Sheila Wee is a professional storyteller, and storytelling teacher with 24 years’ experience. Because of her work to pioneer the movement to revive the use of storytelling, she has been described as a Godmother of Singapore storytelling. She co-founded Singapore’s first professional storytelling company and is a founding professional member and the past president of the Storytelling Association (Singapore). As well as running her storytelling business Storywise, Sheila is a founding director of the Federation of Asian Storytellers.  

  Sheila’s storytelling experience is deep and wide-ranging. She has performed for thousands of preschool, primary and secondary students, curated and performed exhibit specific performances for museums, trained tourist guides and docents to use storytelling in their tours, trained teachers and lecturers to use storytelling in their teaching and corporate, military and civil service leaders in the use of storytelling as an organisational tool.

Sheila’s highly practical workshops have garnered consistently high ratings from participants. Her Singapore clients include the ECDA, MOE, WWF, Jane Goodhall Institute, Star Learners Preschool Group, National Gallery, ST Electronics - Centre for Management Development, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy–NUS, Yale-NUS, SMU, SIT, STB, MND, HDB, Ezy-Link, and Aventis Learning Group.

Sheila’s international work as a performer and workshop leader has taken her to Australia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, the UK and Vietnam.

Workshop Schedule:

27th August 2022, 9.30 am – 5.45 pm, In Person (SBC Training Room)

Outline for Introduction To Storytelling I:

  • What is storytelling?
  • Why use storytelling?
  • The benefits of storytelling
  • Performance techniques
  • The different applications of storytelling
  • Vocal expression and vocal energy
  • The story learning process
  • Performance practice
  • Reflections

3rd September 2022, 9.30 am – 5.45 pm, In Person (SBC Training Room)

Outline for Introduction To Storytelling II:

  • Which types of stories works for different age groups
  • Understanding the ingredients for an effective storytelling experience
  • Being in the moment - working on being spontaneous in your storytelling
  • How to use effective story architecture in crafting your stories
  • Discovering your natural storytelling style
  • Going deeper into the story for better performance
  • Reflections

Cancellation:

The workshop can be cancelled or postponed two weeks before the workshop date if the minimum number of participants is not met. Participants will be fully refunded for workshops cancelled by us.

Participants who are unable to attend a workshop they have registered for are to inform us of the reason two weeks before the workshop date. They will be fully refunded in the event of extenuating and mitigating circumstances (E.g. illness, bereavement, accidents) . Those who inform us up to 5 working days before the workshop date will receive a 50% refund. Those who did not turn up at the workshop will not receive a refund.

Upon registration, you are deemed to have read and understood the cancellation and withdrawal policy and accept the terms contained therein.

Please note there is no lift to the venue.

Funding Information:

NTUC members enjoy 50% unfunded course fee support for up to $250 each year (or up to $500 for NTUC members aged 40 years old and above) when you sign up for courses supported under UTAP (Union Training Assistance Programme). Please visit e2i’s website to find out more.

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