Storytelling Workshop for Adults
Would you like to improve your abilities --
To captivate your audience,
both emotionally and intellectually?
To arrest and hold your listeners' attentions
as you paint pictures with words and gestures,
and weave unforgettable tales
about thrilling adventures?
If yes, this Workshop is for you!
Participants would especially be coached
to tell in the "Candid" Storytelling style.
This Workshop's approach to story
is inspired especially by Dr Carl Jung's work with
Symbols, Archetypes, and the Collective Unconscious.
For Additional Info and to Register:
10 weekly sessions, via Zoom.
Sundays -- 20th June to 22nd August 2021.
7pm-9pm India time.
This webpage could be used to determine
the Workshop timing in other time zones.
1) Introduction (20 June).
2) Animal Fables (27 June).
4) Personal-experience Stories (11 July).
5) Fairytales (18 July).
6) Epics, Myths, and Historical Stories (25 July).
7) Creating Stories (1 August).
8) Storytellings by Participants (8 August).
9) Storytellings by Participants (15 August).
10) Storytellings by Participants (22 August).
And again --
3rd October to 5th December 2021
Included in this Workshop --
Training in "Ways to conduct Workshops
and Festivals via Videoconference."
For info regarding Dr Eric's experience with using Videoconferencing to give training in Storytelling,
please click here.
Please especially see the 12-page section of
Storytelling Magazine that Dr Eric guest-
edited, titled, "Ways Storytellers are Using
Links to recordings of 20 videoconferences
Dr Eric has co-facilitated are here.
The Workshop fee (for the 8 two-hour sessions)
is Rs 10,000.
This Workshop is designed especially for Parents,
Educators, Human Resource Trainers, Therapists,
Social Workers, Performers, Creative Writers,
Tour Guides, Home-Schooling Parents, Professional
Storytellers -- and People interested in becoming
any of the above.
The Workshop would be led by
Dr Eric Miller (PhD in Folklore),
Director, World Storytelling Institute,
The World Storytelling Institute's webpage is
Dr Eric's webpage,
containing links to 82 of his writings, is
Links to 19 of these writings
that relate directly to Storytelling are at
Links to 91 newspaper and magazine articles
relating to Dr Eric's work are here -- including
an article about this Workshop.
To discuss the Workshop, and to register,
Two aspects of Storytelling are: the stories themselves; and ways of telling the stories. Workshop topics include:
Types of Stories.
Finding and Creating Stories.
Elements of Stories.
Symbols and Metaphors in Stories.
Story and Place.
Story and Community.
Story and the Past.
Story and the Future.
Storytelling and Personality Development.
Freudian and Jungian analysis of Fairytales.
Therapeutic Uses of Storytelling.
Using Storytelling to Teach Academic Subjects.
Vocal and physical warm-ups.
Breathing/Singing/Moving and Storytelling.
Role-playing by tellers and listeners.
Psychological, verbal, and physical audience-participation.
Stylized speech and movement -- by the narrator, and by story characters.
Timing, pacing, and rhythm; striking a pose; pauses.
Story Mapping / Painting / Drawing.
Storytelling accompanied by Illustrations, Puppets, and Props.
Ways of Coaching Storytelling.
Using stories in inspirational speeches.
Using stories in sales pitches.
Facilitating Story Contests, and Storytelling Festivals.
Storytelling is a form of Public Speaking that may also feature some Acting (when one role-plays and speaks as charatcters). Thus, this is a Workshop in Public Speaking and Acting.
Discovery, Inspiration, Development, and Transformation
of one's self is one
of the Workshop topics. There would be
also an introduction to the field of "Storytelling Therapy" /
"Therapeutic Uses of Storytelling" / "Storytelling for
each story is told,
"Does the story remind you of any of your own experiences, or of any
1) Storytelling for Teaching and Learning.
2) Storytelling for Therapy, Healing, Personality
Development, and Soft / Life / Communication Skills Training.
Facilitating storytelling festivals.
by Dr Eric relating to Storytelling
"Storytelling and Interactive
Workshop participants would receive Certificates of Participation in the Workshop.
Graduates of the 8-session Workshop could also earn Certification as a Professional Storyteller.
This process consists of,
1) The Trainee prepares and tells seven stories to Dr Eric, who gives feedback. The Trainee then also tells these stories to his/her chosen type of audience (children, adults, etc), and leads discussions with her listeners about the stories and the ways they were told.
2) The Trainee plans a Storytelling Workshop (one or more sessions), with assistance from Dr Eric. The Trainee then conducts at least one session of this Workshop with the Trainee's chosen type of students.
3) The Trainee writes a few pages about each of these experiences, and discusses these thoughts with Dr Eric.
The coaching process with Dr Eric occurs along the way via phone, videoconference, email, etc, and/or in-person (at the WSI's space in Alwarpet).
The process occurs over approx two months.
The fee for this training and certification process is Rs 6,000.
Versions of the above-described Workshop could be designed for any duration, for any group size, for people of any age and profession, and to occur in-person or via videoconference.