Advanced Talent Building Skills
1 to 2 hours
storytelling experience or public speaking experience is a prerequisite
for this workshop.
We use an instant feedback during story presentations technique
which can be a stressful experience for a novice.
Ego stroking results
from nailing a skill and spontaneously evolves from the workshop.
The storyteller / speaker
acquires the skill to stop and restart a story during their performance.
They also learn an array of other skills available to add zest,
zeal and effectiveness during their performances.
This workshop includes
hearing a new story and retelling the story and active participant
presenting of three to five minute stories before the workshop group.
The workshop leader stops a teller during the presentation when
a technical error occurs. This includes patterns observed which
do not support the story flow. Basic patterns include energy, vocal
stress, pauses, gestures, movement, rhythm, pitch, and volume.
||The presenter will also
be stopped whenever the voiced emotion or body language (para-language)
does not support and advance the words and flowing image of the story
moment. (Paralanguage is considered a primary transmitter of information
in oral communication). A story presenter is also stopped when group
brainstorming is needed to improve the presentation of a passage or
create dialogue with simple character voices and paralanguage
||Whenever the presenter
is stopped, the group then discusses the point which results in the
whole group learning from the experience. (Observers benefit
from observing the active participants). We also share techniques
used to enter the flow when telling a story.
||THE PRIMARY OBJECTIVE
is to raise the conscious awareness of talent skills that can be acquired,
provide new insights, introduce new skills and relate motivation to
effort to talent.
||THE SECOND OBJECTIVE
is for the group to acquire sufficient information to continue (once
or twice a month) to developing their talent and progressing from
a teller presenting to allowing the story's characters tell the story.
|THE THIRD OBJECTIVE
is to present techniques for the final step of moving into the flow
where the Teller sets aside all orchestration control and the unconscious
intelligence takes over the presentation with the characters and a
narrator presenting the story. For those who have not experienced
the flow in storytelling it occurs in the advanced levels of many
skill activities. The most common type of flow experience occurs when
one is driving an automobile and shifts from their unconscious intelligence
driving the car back into the conscious discernment of presence without
remembering the last few minutes (or more) of driving and sometimes
passing through key intersections. The only difference is that in
telling a story the teller is listening along with the audience.