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Storytelling courses

Storytelling is the process of transmitting a chain of events with the help of words, embellishments, images, improvisation and by conveying information and sentiment into it. Storytelling has been in existence since ancient times in different cultures for the purpose of education, entertainment, cultural preservation and for instilling moral values. Main aspects of storytelling involve a story, characters and narrative perspective.

Storytelling courses - professional benefits

Storytelling is one of the most common methods of communication for a variety of formats, ranging from verbal to written. A well-told story is the most effective in sharing knowledge and interpreting experiences and proves to be very significant for educational purposes. A good way of storytelling helps one connect to the story emotionally and comprehend it easily. Communicating through a story will make it easier to communicate information than other methods as it provides an innate feel to it, provide accuracy and believe-ability. A compelling story helps make the best impression.

Storytelling does not fall under the notion of segmentation of people in terms of their age and is not exclusive to any particular group. Even though storytelling is a very important aspect to communicate information and knowledge to children, it is also important for businesses and organizations as it is a very good technique to get through to people in a social context.

Storytelling courses will enhance job opportunities in various sectors. Business professionals find such courses very useful as this medium of communication is very interesting to the listeners as it stimulates interest in the information that they are trying to convey. A good storyteller will grab more attention than someone who cannot produce well-told stories. Certifications in such courses will be of great help as evidence of experience and achievement.

Content of storytelling courses  

Storytelling courses will cover how stories and the way it is told strengthens the relationship between the listener and the teller. The structure of storytelling and the ethics in storytelling will be covered along with the pressing importance of trust between the listener and the storyteller.

The influence stories have on educating people and its effectiveness will be discussed in the course. The courses come with video lectures, illustrations, presentations, tools, workbooks, tests, exercises and tips for enhancing learning and building great stories.

Who are storytelling courses suitable for?

Storytelling courses will be of interest to entrepreneurs, public speakers, creative professionals, marketers, advertisers, PR professionals, job seekers, teachers and leaders looking to gain this useful skill and incorporate it into their role.

Availability of storytelling courses

Storytelling courses can be available from various colleges, institutions specializing in storytelling, public workshops, seminars, custom workshops, case studies, schools etc. Open storytelling training courses like these formats are popular as they allow students to learn key storytelling skills with the added benefit of being able to learn from the instructor and ask questions in a group scenario.

Many top training providers offer their storytelling courses online, delivered via vlogs, webinars and virtual learning. These are self-paced and benefit those who are geographically dispersed. Some online courses are also free of charge. Working professionals are well suited to these formats because of their convenience and opportunity to focus on the specific aspects of storytelling they are interested most in.

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