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This group is for anyone that wants to be confident on stage and be able to talk to any size audience without any script or holding desperately onto a lectern.

Learn how to enchant your audience with the power of Storytelling. You will learn the psychology and neuroscience behind Storytelling, the fundamental techniques used and have regular opportunities to stand up and talk to a group of people as our ancestors did tens of thousands of years ago.

Storytelling is instinctive. So learn how to harness that power and become an unforgettable public speaker.

Upcoming events (5+)

Enjoy Public Speaking with Storytelling

Artizan Street Library & Community Centre

£10.00

Details Each week there is a feature topic. Feedback from previous sessions: "My first experience at the workshop is great. As a foreigner I feel more confident now and believe I can stand up in front of people without feeling shy." "Great advice on storytelling technique. Very warm and compassionate teacher. I really enjoyed and connected with the knowledge and the science behind storytelling." "Excellent interaction and stage exercises." "Brilliant workshop that really helped me overcome my fear of public speaking. This is just the beginning." "The session was very enjoyable and allowed me to learn new ways of getting my mind to think creatively." "A good mix of warm-up and practical friendly, open environment games that challenge the way you think so you use more of your imagination when thinking on the spot." "Very interactive in a safe-kind environment with lots of chances to put things into practice." About Andy Copps Andy Is a public speaking coach and storyteller and works with all ages, from very young children to elders. Andy has worked in the corporate world for over 20 years and understands the pressures that are placed upon society, particularly when it comes to communication. His approach in encouraging people, that are naturally averse to standing up in front of people, is very supportive and uplifting. Andy upholds discretion in creating a safe environment for people to 'have a go and try things out'. Andy will use the fundamental principles of Storytelling within the framework of the workshops to create interactive, uplifting and fun sessions to help people overcome the challenges of speaking in public, whether it is a one-to-one conversation or speaking to a group. Andy will help to answer the questions 'What is Storytelling?', 'Why is Storytelling so effective?' and 'How can I use Storytelling on a daily basis?' A recent testimonial: "I was fortunate to attend one of Andy's workshops. What an experience!" As someone to whom public speaking does not come naturally, I found Andy to be inspirational and charismatic with a unique gift to draw the very best out of people. Andy is a compassionate, respectful and caring person and anyone who is lucky enough to cross his path will benefit greatly." Ann, Accountant

Enjoy Public Speaking with Storytelling (4-hour workshop)

Honeywood Museum

£60.00

Many people have a fear of Public Speaking in some shape or form in which a person becomes very concerned that he or she will look visibly anxious, maybe even have a panic attack while speaking. As much as people try to protect themselves by doing their utmost to avoiding public speaking, they know that it is an important skill to have, whether it’s in the work-place, in the home and within society in general. Andy’s approach in encouraging people, that are naturally averse to standing up in front of people, is very supportive and uplifting. He upholds discretion in creating a safe environment for people to 'have a go and try things out'. Andy will use the fundamental principles of Storytelling within the framework of the workshops to create interactive, uplifting and fun sessions to help people overcome the challenges of speaking in public, whether it is a one-to-one conversation or speaking to a group. Key areas covered: 1. 'What is Storytelling?', 'Why is Storytelling so effective?' and 'How can I use Storytelling on a daily basis in my communication?' 2. Creating the story narrative and preparing a script. 3. Fundamental voice and breathing exercises. 4. Understanding the concept of The Mind’s Eye and the importance of Imagination in communication 5. How to practice delivery of your talk using Storytelling techniques. 6. How to eliminate vocal pauses (‘umms’ and ‘errrs’). 7. What to do if you lose your train of thought or get stage fright. 8. Practical tips to maintain engagement with the audience.

Enjoy Public Speaking with Storytelling

Artizan Street Library & Community Centre

£10.00

Details Each week there is a feature topic. Feedback from previous sessions: "My first experience at the workshop is great. As a foreigner I feel more confident now and believe I can stand up in front of people without feeling shy." "Great advice on storytelling technique. Very warm and compassionate teacher. I really enjoyed and connected with the knowledge and the science behind storytelling." "Excellent interaction and stage exercises." "Brilliant workshop that really helped me overcome my fear of public speaking. This is just the beginning." "The session was very enjoyable and allowed me to learn new ways of getting my mind to think creatively." "A good mix of warm-up and practical friendly, open environment games that challenge the way you think so you use more of your imagination when thinking on the spot." "Very interactive in a safe-kind environment with lots of chances to put things into practice." About Andy Copps Andy Is a public speaking coach and storyteller and works with all ages, from very young children to elders. Andy has worked in the corporate world for over 20 years and understands the pressures that are placed upon society, particularly when it comes to communication. His approach in encouraging people, that are naturally averse to standing up in front of people, is very supportive and uplifting. Andy upholds discretion in creating a safe environment for people to 'have a go and try things out'. Andy will use the fundamental principles of Storytelling within the framework of the workshops to create interactive, uplifting and fun sessions to help people overcome the challenges of speaking in public, whether it is a one-to-one conversation or speaking to a group. Andy will help to answer the questions 'What is Storytelling?', 'Why is Storytelling so effective?' and 'How can I use Storytelling on a daily basis?' A recent testimonial: "I was fortunate to attend one of Andy's workshops. What an experience!" As someone to whom public speaking does not come naturally, I found Andy to be inspirational and charismatic with a unique gift to draw the very best out of people. Andy is a compassionate, respectful and caring person and anyone who is lucky enough to cross his path will benefit greatly." Ann, Accountant

Enjoy Public Speaking with Storytelling

Artizan Street Library & Community Centre

£10.00

Details Each week there is a feature topic. Feedback from previous sessions: "My first experience at the workshop is great. As a foreigner I feel more confident now and believe I can stand up in front of people without feeling shy." "Great advice on storytelling technique. Very warm and compassionate teacher. I really enjoyed and connected with the knowledge and the science behind storytelling." "Excellent interaction and stage exercises." "Brilliant workshop that really helped me overcome my fear of public speaking. This is just the beginning." "The session was very enjoyable and allowed me to learn new ways of getting my mind to think creatively." "A good mix of warm-up and practical friendly, open environment games that challenge the way you think so you use more of your imagination when thinking on the spot." "Very interactive in a safe-kind environment with lots of chances to put things into practice." About Andy Copps Andy Is a public speaking coach and storyteller and works with all ages, from very young children to elders. Andy has worked in the corporate world for over 20 years and understands the pressures that are placed upon society, particularly when it comes to communication. His approach in encouraging people, that are naturally averse to standing up in front of people, is very supportive and uplifting. Andy upholds discretion in creating a safe environment for people to 'have a go and try things out'. Andy will use the fundamental principles of Storytelling within the framework of the workshops to create interactive, uplifting and fun sessions to help people overcome the challenges of speaking in public, whether it is a one-to-one conversation or speaking to a group. Andy will help to answer the questions 'What is Storytelling?', 'Why is Storytelling so effective?' and 'How can I use Storytelling on a daily basis?' A recent testimonial: "I was fortunate to attend one of Andy's workshops. What an experience!" As someone to whom public speaking does not come naturally, I found Andy to be inspirational and charismatic with a unique gift to draw the very best out of people. Andy is a compassionate, respectful and caring person and anyone who is lucky enough to cross his path will benefit greatly." Ann, Accountant

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Enjoy Public Speaking with Storytelling

Artizan Street Library & Community Centre

£10.00

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