Introduction to Storytelling Workshop 2013
Saturday, 5 October 2013 at 14:00 (SGT)
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
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 the 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 describe variously as as warm, engaging, elegant and captivating.
Sheila’s work in Singapore includes performances for museums, schools, conference openings, community events and storytelling skills courses and workshops for adults, teens and children. She also conducts workshops that cover a wide range of storytelling applications, including storytelling for intergenerational bonding, language and literacy development, special needs education, character education, and leadership in organisations.
Sheila is enthusiastic about passing on her skills and her highly practical and inspirational workshops have garnered consistently high ratings from participants. One of the main focuses of her work has been in schools, working with both teachers and students inspire them to want to tell stories and to give them the skills to do so.
As well working with educational and cultural organisations and in the wider community in Singapore, Sheila also works internationally, and has been featured storyteller and speaker at many festivals and conferences and workshops in Australia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and the UK.