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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 our Bangalore or Chennai branch

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


 It was fascinating to connect storytelling with the philosophy of life. I learnt a lot about myself attending these sessions. I would love to be a part of this institution in whichever way it is possible. My gratitude to each and everyone connected/associated with Kathalaya. – Anjana Chatterjee
 It is so very inspiring to listen to Geeta Ma’am. Not only her storytelling but her whole philosophy and person. – Mette Jorgensen
 I enjoyed all the activities and specially the moments when Geeta talked about telling stories like a meditation and the importance of listening to the audience. – Aldana Tenaglia 
 The journey came to an end but I look forward to the one that will start now. I don’t think you should ask for any feedback. You don’t ask for feedback after one has taken a spiritual journey. I am indebted to Geeta Ma’am for what she has given me. She’s a Guru now. May God bless her with good health. I thank Deiva, Kalpana, Manjusha, Meera for making me feel at home. Your smiles make Kathalaya, KATHALAYA. Thanks for the delicious food and snacks. – Karthikay Gupta 

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
My 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 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 to Saturday Beginners 9.30 AM- 5.00 PM First 2 days & 9.30 AM-2.30 PM 3rd Day
Sept 7th to 9th Thursday- Saturday Beginners 9.30 AM- 5.00 PM First 2 days & 9.30 AM-2.30 PM 3rd Day
October 5th to 7th Thursday to Saturday Beginners 9.30 AM- 5.00 PM First 2 days & 9.30 AM-2.30 PM
October 9th to 13th Monday to Friday Diploma 9.30 AM – 4.00 PM
Nov, 24th to 26th Friday to Sunday Beginners 9.30 AM- 5.00 PM First 2 days & 9.30 AM-2.30 PM 3rd Day
Dec 7th to 9th Thursday to Saturday Beginners 9.30 AM- 5.00 PM First 2 days & 9.30 AM-2.30 PM 3rd Day
Dec 11th to 15th Monday to Friday Diploma 9.30 AM – 4.00 PM

Our Next Beginner’s Course

February 17th to February 19th(Chennai)