28. October 2019 - 9:00 till 15:00
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Professional Storytelling Course | Sydney Campus, ELI-229 Lecture Room | Monday, 28. October 2019

Improve your communication skills with our Communication courses in Sydney.Learn Communication with our Communication courses in Sydney - short courses open to everyone.People in all cultures have told stories since ancient times as the principal way that knowledge was passed on. People are ‘hard-wired’ for storytelling whether it’s listening to a teacher reading aloud a story to children or a leader talking about success in business. In this professional storytelling course you will learn and apply practical guidelines for creating a persuasive and memorable story, drawn from either your own or other’s experiences. In this storytelling course you will learn how to work your ideas into a convincing storyline to achieve your intended purpose for a specific audience. Negotiating meaning with the listener is core to the storytelling process and this professional storytelling course will enable you to learn new storytelling techniques that will encourage your audience to immerse themselves in your story.Storytelling is inspiring others to transform in some way. What inspires the story teller will be a question explored in this professional storytelling course. Inspiration rouses us to new potentials by letting us rise above our everyday experiences and limitations. Research shows that inspiration can be activated, seized, and shaped through stories leading to change. Often what kick starts change is igniting a person’s motivation and this is often overlooked. Inspiration not only helps with goal attainment but also triggers creativity and helps in engendering a sense of well-being.Learning AimsYour credibility often rests on the stories you tell and the strength of your persuasive skills. For example, through your storytelling do you want to:change how your audience thinks or feels about something? Or motivate them to do something? Or change their thinking and motivate them do something different to what they are doing now?The aim of this professional storytelling course is to teach you how to tell memorable and engaging stories so that your audience is:motivated to listeninterested to learn moreeager to adopt the new learningCourse ContentThis professional storytelling course will cover the following topics:StoriesOrigins of storytelling.Story types.The narrativeCultural appropriation of stories.Functions of storiesIdeating your story.Differing versions of the one story.Contextualising your story.Fundamentals of rhetorical ‘rules’ and ‘dialogos’.Framing and reframing your ideas into compelling and well-structured narratives.Your AudienceHow to ‘emplot’ the storyline to address a specific question.Identify, understand, and engage with different audiences.Activating audience interest.Intended AudienceThis professional storytelling course is suitable for anyone who is looking to develop their storytelling capabilities and is relevant for anyone who has to present to an audience in diverse settings such as business, professional, education or leisure. This storytelling course is also suitable for professionals at all stages of their career who are seeking tips for effective storytelling.Delivery StyleThis professional storytelling course will be delivered as an interactive workshop consisting of an instructor-led lecture, group and individual activities. This training approach allows participants to work through concepts introduced by the instructor in an application-focused teaching environment. Participants will be encouraged to deliver a short story to the group and receive feedback from their peers as well as from the instructor.Course PrerequisitesThere are no prerequisites for this storytelling course.Alternative DatesAdditional instances of this course may be available and published on our website. See Professional Storytelling Course for more information, or to join the waiting list and be advised when we schedule more.