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Beginner’s course in Storytelling

WHY A COURSE FOR STORYTELLING?

There are those moments when something new has entered into us, something unknown –A story perhaps.

Great stories have always inspired the way people think. Great philosophers and motivational speakers use stories to state a fact or to drive home a message effectively.

 

It encourages people to craft their stories to stimulate an emotional and intelligent response from the participants. These stories are engaging and effective because they activate the listener’s imagination, connect them to their own experiences, and help them create new ones.

However, it is not enough just to tell a story. One has to know what one is doing to be effective. The storytelling techniques and skills that the participants learn during the course helps helps them communicate the story effectively using the right language tone and voice.

 

 

Kathalaya Academy of storytelling courses

 

Kathalaya has set up an Academy of Storytelling as an internationally-recognized institute for storytelling –the only Global Storytelling Academy in the World. The philosophy and aim of setting it up was to evoke innovative ideas of learning through its ‘Thinking, Linking and Telling’ programs.

The Academy conducts Certificate, Diploma courses and short-term workshops all over India and the World to spread storytelling as a Life Skill. The certificate is affiliated to the International Storytelling Center, Tennessee, in U.S.A.; Scottish Storytelling Centre, UK; University of Skovde, Sweden.

The International Academy of Storytelling uses the Power of Storytelling as a unique methodology to create a practical, philosophical, and emotional connect within us.

 

Duration: 20 hours over 3 days

Fees: INR 18000 includes 15% service tax, certificate , snacks tea and lunch

Location: At Bangalore

Note: We also offer customized courses for different audiences such as teachers, schools, NGOs, parents, corporates, etc at their location, given a minimum batch of 12-15 individuals. Please contact us for more details.

 

 

Session 1

  • Introduction
  • Listening skills
  • Elements of storytelling

Session 2

  • Pillars of storytelling
  • What is storytelling?
  • Expressing a story

 

Session 3

  • Voice and Voice modulation
  • Body language and movement
  • Story web

Session 4

  • Creating your own story
  • Application of stories
  • Presenting stories by participants

Video of presentation by participant

 

Insights

Our Participants-

  • Educators
  • Parents
  • Change Agents
  • Working Professionals
  • Business Heads
  • Performing Artists
  • Professional Storytellers
  • Students

Learning Outcomes-

  • Effective Communication
  • Holistic Learning
  • Non Competitive Engagement
  • Innovative New Ways of Learning
  • Language Development
  • Self Esteem
  • Knowing One's Potential
  • Self Confidence

Methodology –

  • Experiential Learning
  • Participatory Learning
  • Activity-based Learning
  • Group Learning
  • Interactive Learning
  • Skill based Learning
  • Discussions
  • Individual Involvement

You will be walking away with a bag of stories..

 

What participants have said


 Surreal were the last 3 days…. Feeling is like that of Nirvana…. Thank you Geeta ma’am for waking up the child in me and adding colors in otherwise monochromatic adult life …..Will never let it doze off……GRATITUDE!!!
Sujatha Mehta @ Beginner’s course, Gurgaon
These three days had been a wonderful experience. I wish mam kept narrating those stories and we kept listening to her with added bonus of her added tips and advice.
Participant @ Beginner’s course, Gurgaon

It was very  helpful for my career..After listening to every ones childhood stories felt a bit touchy and emotional,overall it was an superb and excellent feelings.About mam in one word she is awesome…!

—Malini Deepak
Weaving a web of stories is a wonderful experience.I am glad I had it.It not only touched my heart but it touched my soul.Thanks for burning the flame of storytelling in our hearts.
—–Cynthia
Geeta mam was extremely charming and her stories touched a chore in my heart.I am enamoured by her beautiful personality and the ability to tickle the audience enthralled.I loved her ability to tickle my imagination and allowing me to create my own movie in my head.I simply loved the session.I am so inspired and motivated.
—-Madhumita Kapoor

Click here for our Certified Storytellers.

Academy Course Dates 2017

Dates Days Courses Timing
Jan, 17th - 19th Tuesday to Thursday Beginners 9.30 AM- 5.00 PM First 2 days & 9.30 AM-2.30 PM 3rd Day
Jan 21st – 25th Saturday to Wednesday Diploma 9.30 AM – 4.00 PM
Feb, 17th - 19th Chennai Friday to Sunday Beginner's course, Chennai 9.30 AM- 5.00 PM First 2 days & 9.30 AM-2.30 PM
April 15th to 17th Saturday to Monday Beginner's course, 9.30 AM- 5.00 PM First 2 days & 9.30 AM-2.30 PM 3rd Day
April 28th to 30th Saturday to Monday Beginner's course, Chennai 9.30 AM- 5.00 PM First 2 days & 9.30 AM-2.30 PM 3rd Day
April 19th - 23rd Wednesday to Sunday Diploma 9.30 AM – 4.00 PM
May 26th to 28th Saturday to Monday Beginner's course, 9.30 AM- 5.00 PM First 2 days & 9.30 AM-2.30 PM 3rd Day
June 2nd to 4th(Delhi) Friday to Sunday Beginners course- (Delhi) 9.30 AM- 5.00 PM First 2 days & 9.30 AM-2.30 PM 3rd Day
June 15th-17th Thursday- Saturday Beginners 9.30 AM- 5.00 PM First 2 days & 9.30 AM-2.30 PM 3rd Day
June, 19th - 23rd Monday to Friday DIPLOMA 9.30 AM – 4.00 PM
July, 20th-22nd Thursday- Saturday Beginners 9.30 AM- 5.00 PM First 2 days & 9.30 AM-2.30 PM 3rd Day
August 17th-19th

Thursday- Saturday Beginners 9.30 AM- 5.00 PM First 2 days & 9.30 AM-2.30 PM 3rd Day
Sept 22nd to 24th Friday to Sunday Beginners at Delhi 9.30 AM- 5.00 PM First 2 days & 9.30 AM-2.30 PM 3rd Day
Nov, 11th to 13th Saturday to Monday Beginners 9.30 AM- 5.00 PM First 2 days & 9.30 AM-2.30 PM 3rd Day
November 14th to 17th Tuesday to Friday DIPLOMA 9.30 AM – 4.00 PM
Dec 1st to 3rd Friday to Sunday Beginners 9.30 AM- 5.00 PM First 2 days & 9.30 AM-2.30 PM 3rd Day

Our Next Beginner’s Course

September 22nd to 24th- Gurgaon
October 12th to 14th- Bangalore