(All conducted as workshops or presentations. Durations determined on an individual basis)
Available for overseas travel
Discover the crucial importance of 'digging deep' by using the processes of storytelling. Story Think doesn't only deepen your own storytelling ability, but the skills are transferable to everyday life. They enhance critical thinking, problem solving and creativity. Great emphasis is placed on curiosity, asking questions, and stripping back assumptions.
The nuts-and-bolts of researching, planning, constructing and telling a story. This includes writing in its many forms, and visual production. Story Create taps into the expertise of authors, camera operators, producers, editors, and photographers. As with all programs, the workshops/presentations can be as little as a brief summary (conducted during a class period) to an ongoing conception-to-delivery project.
Guest speaking presentations & keynotes about the power of storytelling. Depending on the brief, audiences can range from schools (including staff development); to literature festivals, sports associations, businesses, charities...Story Present has themes to cover all audiences.
Research has shown the values of narrative as a healer and a conduit between people. Story Connect encourages participants to share stories in group settings. These can either be free-range discussions or based on topics. The whole idea is to encourage conversation. Story Connect not only helps participants become more confident in speaking, but it builds such character traits as respect, empathy, and greater understanding of others. Importantly, much emphasis is placed on positive messages, encourgaement, belonging, and fun.
'He picked a random object in the room and got the Drama boys to build a story, with the object as the starting place, by asking each other questions. Somehow, they managed to get from an ordinary desk chair to a love story between a French ballerina and a man off the streets of Paris...
Coming out of the session one of the students remarked, "It was really inspiring to hear how these little interactions with people had affected his life in such a major way."'
Year 10 Student,