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
Next Storytellers meetup featuring a new Guest Storyteller telling a new story: fresh never tasted so good! Stay tuned, more details coming soon.
PROGRAMME for Monday[masked]:00 Congregate in Community Salon (exclusively for our MU)
18:30 Warm-up activity
19:00 Guest Storyteller: TBA
19:30 Grill the Guest: Q&A
19:45 Drinks pause
20:00 Members' Storyslam* (voluntary participation)
21:00 Good byes**
* members’ Storyslam modeled after "The Moth" style storytelling
** attendees asked to "pay-what-it's-worth" to help sustain this meetup
Amazing and Crazy Category
Since hitting 1000 members in mid-March, our membership topped 1150 at last count! Welcome newest members Julia, Carsten and Virginie – good luck getting your name drawn from the Storyslam Hat. BTW, we're looking for an alt venue for our growing numbers. If you know something hip cheap and local, shout.
See you soon,
Kristen Vermilyea ([masked]/ [masked])
Joel Blom ([masked] / [masked]