What we're about

Zurich Storytellers is a meetup of people who want to learn (more) how to craft good stories and an opportunity to practice telling them in a supportive friendly atmosphere.

Gain advice from experienced storytellers how to craft and tell your story in a compelling way.

Stories shape the way we perceive our own causes and whether others will care about them. By giving purpose to our actions, the stories we tell ourselves (and others) are at the core of our success – or lack of it.

Our meetup's format varies but generally time is divided between learning/sharing techniques of crafting story and discussing the stories members tell at the meetup. Member stories can be prepared in advance or improvised on the spot.

Here are 10 tips to help guide story design from beginning to end:

Hook us. Make us care about you. Paint the scene. Clearly state your fears, desires, the dilemma. Make us invested in the outcome. Introduce the conflict. Make us worried for you. Impress us with observations that are uniquely yours. Pull us into the moment when it all goes down. Conclude as a different person: Victorious? Defeated? Bewildered? Enlightened? …CHANGED.

FORMAT (can vary month to month)
18:00 Drinks and networking
18:30 Guest storyteller(s), group exercises and discussion
20:00 Member storytelling and group feedback
21:00 Good byes & networking


Upcoming events (1)

Listen, learn and practice telling (true) stories

Café Auer&Co. - Impact Hub Zurich

Hey Storytellers - Next meetup Monday[masked] Guest Storyteller TBD (nominations are welcome) Typical Programme (subject to change) 18:00 Salon Room open for members 18:30 Warm-up games 19:00 Guest Storyteller story/stories 19:45 Grill the Guest – Q&A with guest storyteller 20:00 Drinks pause 20:15 Storyslam (5 minute max) 21:00 Curtain calls See you at the next meetup Your co-organizers Kristen Vermilyea ([masked]/ [masked]) Joel Blom ([masked] / [masked]

Past events (22)

Listen, learn and practice telling (Starting Over) stories

Café Auer&Co. - Impact Hub Zurich

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