Introduction to Storytelling II

By Sheila Wee

1 June 2019 (Sat)
9:30am – 5:45pm

Singapore Book Council Training Room (no lift to this venue)
Goodman Arts Centre
90 Goodman Road, Block E, #03-32, Singapore 439053
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Course Fee: $388.00
Eventbrite Registration Fee: $11.69
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The second of a two-part workshop, this is available as part of a bundle for participants who have attended Introduction to Storytelling I and would like to further develop their storytelling skills. This course is eligible for SkillsFuture.

Synopsis
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.

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

About the trainer: Sheila Wee

Sheila Wee

Sheila Wee has been a professional storyteller for 20 years and has been running the Introduction to Storytelling Course in various forms since 1999. 

As well as running Storywise, her storytelling business, Sheila is a Director of the Federation of Asian Storytellers (FEAST), a Director of the Singapore based non-profit Story Connection and a former President and current Executive Committee member of the Storytelling Association (Singapore).

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.

Registration Details

SkillsFuture

Some workshops are eligible for the SkillsFuture Credit.

All Singaporeans aged 25 and above can use their $500 SkillsFuture Credit from the government to pay for a wide range of approved skills-related courses. Visit the SkillsFuture Credit website www.skillsfuture.sg/credit  to choose from the courses available on the the SkillsFuture Credit course directory.

Participants can disburse partial or full course fees (excludes registration fees) in SkillsFuture Credits. 
For using the full course fee in SkillsFuture, please register for the course in Eventbrite and select 'Send Invoice' at the end of the online registration page.
For disbursement of partial course fee in SkillsFuture, please contact [email protected]

If you use your SkillsFuture for the full course fee (exclude registration fee), please register for this workshop first and select 'Send Invoice' as payment mode. You are required to make cash payment of the Eventbrite registration fee at the workshop.

If you use partial SkillsFuture of the course fee, please sign in to your SkillsFuture account and after which email to [email protected] with the remaining course fee (including Eventbrite fee) you will make payment for.

Kinokuniya Privilege Card Members

Kinokuniya Privilege card members can enjoy 10% off the workshop fee.
Please provide your membership number and workshop title to [email protected] for the discount code before online registration.

Registration is on a first-come-first-served basis and workshop fees must be paid before the workshop. If the minimum number of participants is not met for the class, the organisers will inform all participants about possible postponement and cancellation, two weeks before the workshop date.

Cancellation & Substitution

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 five (5) working days before the workshop date will receive a 50% refund. Participants can also attend another course at the same value within the same year.

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

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