Public Speaking Storytelling Workshop
Telling stories about our lives is natural and easy. We do it all the time with our friends, with strangers, with people at work. But standing up in front of a crowd and entertaining them with a good story… that can be scary.
The aim of this workshop is to try to get rid of that fear and bring out the natural storyteller in everyone – something that can be of use whether you want to improve your public speaking skills for work or just want to be a more interesting conversationalist.
We’ll break down the elements of creating a good story from what can be a small life incident, and go through the techniques you can use to help you get over the fear obstacle. Much of the event will be given over to workshopping your own stories, working on finding killer first lines, increasing emotional impact, and wrapping up with the perfect last line.
Whether or not you ever decide to narrate your tale in public, at least this workshop will leave you with a story to tell.
James Mackay Brief CV:
James is an assistant professor of British and American literatures at European University Cyprus. He regularly publishes academic articles, mainly on Native American and Indigenous literatures but also on topics as various as Welsh language poetry, digital humanities and even hardcore pornography. Outside academia, he has written for the Guardian and the Cyprus Mail, and has published and edited comic books and poetry collections.
€5 contribution includes a drink