Corporate Workshops

The Story Studio’s corporate workshops demystify the storytelling process and provide a forum for employees to become clear, confident, engaging communicators.

During a typical workshop, participants will learn how to strip an idea to its core, and communicate that idea in a way that is concrete and emotionally resonant.

All Story Studio corporate workshop participants will learn and practice storytelling skills that make them better communicators. Using techniques adapted from improv, classic storytelling and sketch comedy, participants learn how to craft a story that their audience will remember long after they have gone.

Why corporate workshops?

Our corporate workshops are customized to meet your company’s specific needs and preferences. In the weeks leading up to the event, our team will work with you to understand your goals and logistics. From there, we design a custom workshop that will leave your employees excited and inspired to apply their new communication skills in their work and lives.

How long do the corporate workshops run?

The length of our workshops can vary based on a client’s needs, but usually the minimum length is around 90 minutes, and the maximum is two full workdays. We’ve found that 4 hours (half a day) is the most popular for most companies, but you can let us know what fits your parameters, and we’ll adapt our workshop plan accordingly.

What are some types of workshops you’ve designed in the past?

Topics that we’ve customized in the past include, but are not limited to: classic storytelling, public speaking, improv storytelling, product launch narratives, personal anecdotes for business networking, descriptions of your company’s business model and methods for building rapport with new clients and among team members.

Who have you worked with in the past?

Google, CitiBank, Sunglass Hut, Princeton University, New York Cares, Pfizer, USA TODAY, Deloitte, ZenDesk, IBM, The New York Stock Exchange, American Express, General Assembly, South by Southwest (SXSW), Brown University, and many others.

What are people saying?

I just wanted to shoot off a quick email letting you know how the event went. I can honestly say I don’t think I’ve ever been a part of anything more beautiful in my entire life. I got the chance to experience almost 20 classmates tell open, honest stories of deeply personal experiences. With their stories they tore down the walls that doctors often build because “we don’t get sick”. It was powerful.

Every person who attended your workshop personally told me that you gave them the tools they needed to find their courage. I’m not sure I could have done it without your help.

    – Shayna M., Medical Student, Alberta, Canada

Thank you so much for such an engaging and, frankly, useful workshop today! You were able to get our team thinking about how to craft our messages more carefully, and you’ve given us a lot to process.

    – Cathy G., The Wiley Agency

Your visit left us feeling, inspired, energized and motivated.

    – Lauren D., Professor, NYU

Thank you so much for presenting at the storytelling workshop. It was amazing. I learned a great deal about storytelling which I can use in different situations to persuade others.

    – Kenrick F. Coordinator, Corporate Relations and Finance

The Story Studio’s workshop was a truly enlightening experience. Storytelling is so pervasive in our everyday lives that if we want to be captivating in any context, it’s imperative to know how to tell a great story. I have a much greater sense of awareness and capability for keeping an audience’s attention than I did before.

    – Marc A., Inbound Marketing Consultant, HubSpot

Working with The Story Studio injected high-definition life into my story, and revealed new stories I didn’t know that I had. Not to mention, it was a total blast!

    – Steve H., Inbound Marketing Consultant, HubSpot

That’s our story. Now, tell us yours!

For more information or to book a workshop for your company, please contact our Workshop Coordinator, Cyndi Freeman, at Cyndi@thestorystudio.org

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