WORKSHOPS

I teach workshops in the following areas

  • Storytelling
  • Spoken Word
  • Creative and autobiographical writing
  • Presentation and Performance

In my workshops, I promote creativity and authenticity through writing, performance and storytelling, and can customize my approach to meet the needs of private groups, nonprofits and businesses.

I value the collective intelligence of groups and listen to that intently when I teach. It is one of the favorite parts of my job. To find out more about the values I would like to share with my clients, please read here

These are a selection of customizable workshop descriptions.

Business Presentation and Storytelling

Spoken word, storytelling, creative writing and performance workshops are unique in the workplace. My workshops ask participants to tell an original story, sharpen their word choices and strengthen their professional presentation skills. These methods foster team building and growth, and fuel creative instincts that can enhance a group’s collective work. I can teach in German and/or English, so that employees can have the opportunity to practice their communication skills in either/both languages.

Time frame: 1-3 days intensive or shorter sessions that repeat over several weeks
Benefit: gaining self confidence in public speaking

Performance is a critical skill in the 21st century workplace — whether we are presenting in front of our coworkers or to prospective clients, talking to the media, or given a speech at a professional conference. Learn how to access your authentic voice and use effective breath support and body language to enhance your impact. Whether you love public speaking or do everything you can to avoid it, this workshop can help you maintain your personal power while inspiring an audience.

Time frame: 1-3 days intensive or shorter sessions that repeat over several weeks
Benefit: gaining skills in business storytelling and public speaking

Learning to engage and move an audience in the english language.

Personal narrative is powerful. From the stage to a political debate, a story anchored in personal experience can move people from emotions to action. This seminar will teach you how to create powerful personal anchors to shape a story that can galvanize an audience. Learn the tools of this art form to develop your own story, explore together the story-arc, dynamic detail, images, body language, voice and gestures.

Spoken Word, Creative Writing and Storytelling Workshops

Time frame: 1-3 days intensive or shorter sessions that repeat over several weeks
Benefits: gaining creative writing and performance skills

Have you always wanted to bring your stories, monologues, hip hop texts, or poetry to the page? In this workshop, you will have the opportunity to do just that. Through a wide variety of writing techniques and methods, you will be encouraged to find your story and put it to paper. It is not important how much experience you have with writing – instead it’s about enjoying and discovering words.

The moment a writer steps onto the stage, they engage with a new art form, the art of performance. The second part of this workshop will be about learning to captivate an audience with your stage presence. We will build up our performance tool kits with lessons on improvisation, movement, accessing our own voices and stage presence, by learning projection, speech articulation, breath support, memorisation, and confident use of the microphone. The class will offer time to write and individual opportunities to workshop current written work on stage.

Time frame: 1-3 days intensive or shorter sessions that repeat over several weeks
Benefits: reflecting and documenting your life story, gaining creative writing skills

Are you gathering stories in your life that you always wanted to write down… stories that your life writes? Be guided through writing exercises that encourage you to remember these stories and find creative ways to bring them to the page? Moments with family and friends, traveling, learning, losing, finding hope, even everyday occurrences. This workshop will encourage you to express these memories through prose and poetry, teaching you a series of different writing methods and techniques so that writing becomes easy and fun!

Time frame: 1-4 days intensive or shorter sessions that repeat over several weeks
Benefits: learning the oral artform of storytelling

In this course, you will learn the tools for developing your own story. First we will explore the traditional story as way to engage with the craft of storytelling, exploring the story-arc, dynamic detail, images, body language, voice and gestures. Storytelling is about seeing the poetry in the simple moments.

Once we have learned the tools of storytelling, we will make our way to our own stories, produced from our lives. While negotiating the boundaries of autobiographical storytelling, we will evoke images through our words, learn to embody our own story and find our own voice.

This workshop is not a writing workshop. We will be be engaging with the oral tradition of storytelling.

Make your own Workshops for non- profits and educational institutions

Creative methods can be a powerful way to engage people with creativity, self empowerment, education and learning.

Over the years, I have had the privilege to work with a wide range of non-profits and educational institutions to create workshops and courses for young people, adults and elders. I have connected spoken word, creative writing and film and media to a wide variety of learning processes.

• to learn about history
• to educate about bullying
• to strengthen community
• to engage in a dialogue about gender
• to empower identity formation
• to simply learn to speak in front of others
• to strengthen confidence, empowerment and joy

Here you can see a portfolio of projects I have been a part of.

Time frame: 1-3 days intensive or shorter sessions that repeat over several weeks
Benefits: Gaining storytelling skills

Autobiographical storytelling can be a powerful tool to use in anti-discrimination work. The contact hypothesis suggests that when real contact is made between people, biases can be dismantled. While negotiating the boundaries of autobiographical storytelling, we will learn to craft a story that is authentic, engaging, and real.

If you want discuss creating your own workshop with me. Please contact me and we will let our creative minds come up with a perfect idea for you.