I expected to learn more about storytelling. What I did not expect was to learn more about life. As my fellow students worked together through the curriculum we shared real stories of life, drama, work, parenting, childhood, success and failure. Each draft of the story we got better. Each new draft we gained a new insight. The possibilities for learning were endless. I feel like my storytelling skills advanced significantly; yet also learned how to connect and build better communities online. I made new friends and new connections across the globe. The Storytelling workshop was easily the best time/money investment I have made in recent years.
The Story Skills Workshop is for anyone who wants to make a difference in their life and the lives of others. Bernadette and Seth help to demystify storytelling. As you participate in the workshop, with vulnerability and bravery, you come to understand, not only that you have a lifetime of stories to tell but that anyone, with the right tools and effort, can tell effective stories.
This workshop gives you the skills and tools to understand how a great story gets told. More importantly, it's a safe space of generous and insightful feedback which pushes you to keep reshaping and retelling so that you can feel when you've got it right.
As a former journalist, I always felt confident about my storytelling abilities, but this workshop allowed me to push through the mindset of an objective observer and into one of empathy. This workshop has helped me become a better marketer, better storyteller and even a better person.
Story Skills is a place to explore the parts of your life that you can turn into compelling stories in order to change the world for the better. There's a framework and a generous community that will challenge you to tell better stories.
It's simple but not easy. You'll never look at a talk or a book or marketing campaign the same way again. Bernadette gives you the tools to understand how to construct an effective story, and by workshoping it with others you learn the craft in less than a month. It's powerful and life-changing if you choose to go deep and tell the stories you haven't previously shared. You'll write until it brings tears to your eyes, and then you'll write some more.
Storytelling is an essential skill and it's not easy to learn. The workshop has grown me in more ways than the degrees I've done thanks to how it's delivered and the incredible people it attracts. I cannot think of a better thing you can do for yourself.
The Story Skills Workshop will help you if you want to tell better stories whether to your kids, to your employees or to a wider audience at work. You will learn how to uncover your best stories and deliver them in a way that is compelling and keeps your audience engaged until the end.
Wow wow wow what a workshop! I can’t believe the transformation in my own understanding of the importance of storytelling. This workshop has been the best part of my days for the last 6 weeks.
I became a better storyteller and that’s not all. I also became a better person because of the workshop, through seeing and hearing things better. I've met many people from the other side of the world who I keep connected with outside the workshop. But the most important thing is the feedback I received. It steered me in a way I’ve long forgotten about. It helped me see the true value in my stories. It gave me confidence, clarity and confirmation.
Taking part in the workshop was like looking for, and finding, buried treasure. I discovered my own stories, hidden gems I'd taken for granted which, thanks to the space offered by the workshop, I was able to polish until they shone.
This is so much bigger than learning to write a story that will get someone to buy what you are selling. It delivers on that, for sure, yet it's the personal growth I experienced in people through the contraction and expansion of storytelling that had the most meaningful and lasting impact on me.
This is a workshop I would sign up for again.
Before The Story Skills Workshop I considered myself a decent storyteller. Now I know that the most evocative, moving, influential stories are comprised of a very particular storytelling DNA and I can now use this new understanding to move others, to serve others with my own stories.