So, you’ve been to a couple of Story Slams and think you’d like to tell a story yourself, but aren’t sure how to prepare. Maybe you’re not certain you even have a story. We believe everyone has a story to tell. Every. One. Whether you’ve never told a story live onstage or you’ve stepped to the mic a few times but would like to learn new tips on effective storytelling, let us help you.
Two Hour Storytelling Workshop
This one-night class will give you the tools to draft your story and tips on how hold the audience's attention. The session consists of classroom instruction and interaction. Topics include: What Makes a Good Story, Basic Story Structure, and Creative Language. All attendees will receive an email with stories to watch before the class.
We offer this workshop twice a year, usually in April or May, once in West Chester, PA and once in Lancaster, PA. We are also available to facilitate custom workshops, whether it's for a nonprofit organization, a business, a 55+ community, or your religious community. To learn more about options and pricing, please email Jim at email@example.com.
Other options for aspiring storytellers include:
Lancaster Story Slam offers private tutoring on storytelling. Maybe you want to weave a story into your business presentation or would like guidance in preparing a story for a Story Slam or a Wedding Toast or another big event. Prices are reasonable, just email Jim at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Storytelling for Business
Are you looking to get members of your organization telling stories that support your company’s mission? Do they see the link between their daily work lives and the company’s big focus? Storytelling for Business can help your team think about how their daily talks with co-workers and customers can transform your business and their careers. Email Jim at email@example.com to chat about the possibilities.
Jim Breslin is the founder of the West Chester Story Slam, a monthly storytelling event in its 8th year. Over 750 stories have been told in front of thousands of audience members. He is also the co-founder of Lancaster Story Slam and StartUp StorySlam and has been a featured storyteller at the Scranton Story Slam and Liberation. Jim is a writer, editor, publisher and television producer. He is the author of the novel SHOPLANDIA and the short story collection Elephant: Short Stories and Flash Fiction. He spent seventeen years as a producer at the home shopping network QVC and lives in West Chester, PA.
Terry Heyman is a wife, mother, former lawyer, former entrepreneur and former university instructor. Currently writer, frequent story slammer, occasional comedienne, and a lifetime member of Weight Watchers. And she’s phenomenal at making a mountain out of a molehill. She was featured in the 2013 Wilmington production “Listen To Your Mother," the 2014 Women in Comedy Festival in Boston, and Philadelphia's Tell Me A Story. You can follow her blog at Greetings from Insanity.