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
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
Kristen Vermilyea ([masked]/ [masked])
Joel Blom ([masked] / [masked]