Ten Story High: Learning the Art of Storytelling Made Easy
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Ten Story High: Learning the Art of Storytelling Made Easy

Your stories matter! Learn how to craft your own personal stories in this easy-to-follow storytelling masterclass.
4.4 (37 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
906 students enrolled
Created by Josh Withrow
Last updated 1/2017
English
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Includes:
  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • 16 Articles
  • 8 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Successfully learn the aspects of a great story
  • Unlock the power of personal storytelling
  • Improve your natural storytelling ability
  • Engage your audience with easy-to-follow storytelling tips
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Requirements
  • Students will need a place to write down their creative ideas
Description

Storytelling is 4Xs more effective for engaging your audience than just stating facts and figures.

Engage your professional audience or captivate your listeners in small social situations. 

Recognize your own natural storytelling abilities and learn to use your stories to leave a lasting impression. Discover that you don't need to be a TED Talks speaker to communicate well. Gain confidence to give that speech, do that presentation, or just not have so many of those "awkward" moments while mingling with friends and family. 

Here are what students are saying: 

"This is such an interesting course. I really enjoy how personable and excited the instructor is to share the information" --Joshua

"Great course! Instructor is funny and personable and I have been enjoying the storytelling activities."--Luke

Here is how you will master storytelling in this practical, action-ready course!

YOU WILL

  • Discover why stories matter
  • Understand the structure of great stories
  • Accept your own storytelling abilities
  • Learn the steps to crafting your own personal stories 
  • Build confidence to share your stories with any anyone
  • Recognize when to insert stories during social situations

Cultures throughout history have harnessed the power of stories as a way to communicate life's most interesting and meaningful aspects.

Even the progressive study of brain science attests to the fact that storytelling engages a listeners brain 4Xs more effectively than just stating facts and figures. That means that storytellers have 4Xs the advantage to engage their audiences and be remembered. That's 4Xs the advantage in the boardroom or the living room. Whether you are interviewing for a job, or heading out on an awkward first date, there is almost a 100% certainty that you will communicate information about yourself through stories. 

So if we are made for stories, and stories can benefit us in almost every area of our lives, why not learn how to tell the very best stories possible?

In this comprehensive yet easy-to-follow class, let me show you the SIMPLE ACTIONS you need to take to make your own personal stories more engaging, more intriguing, and more memorable.

Through a variety of structured and engaging lessons, you will uncover your own storytelling abilities and learn to captivate any audience in any speaking situation. 

Transform your stories now with this painless and action-ready class. 

And as always, your satisfaction is backed with Udemy's 30-day money back guarantee. 


Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for people who want to confidently communicate their stories to any crowd.
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Curriculum For This Course
73 Lectures
03:27:59
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What to Expect in this Storytelling Masterclass
3 Lectures 04:57
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This is Your Brain on Story
5 Lectures 10:09


Are You a Natural Storyteller?
01:15

The Brain Game: The Dramatic Affect Storytelling Has On the Brain
04:11

Quick Win: Action-Packed Activity 1
00:22
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Understanding the Basic Elements of a Story
7 Lectures 21:04

Before we launch into how to tell stories, you will need to understand the basics of a story. By understanding how a story functions, you will be able to use stories more effectively in your own storytelling. 

What to Expect in This Section
00:29

Understand how strong characters help your personal storytelling. 

Storytelling Element: Character
05:23

Understand how setting helps your personal storytelling. 

Storytelling Element: Setting
02:15

Understand how plot helps your personal storytelling. 

Storytelling Element: Plot
05:45

Understand how conflict helps your personal storytelling. 

Storytelling Element: Conflict
04:43

Understand how resolution helps your personal storytelling. 

Storytelling Element: Resolution
02:14

Basic Elements of Storytelling Quiz
5 questions

Pick a story and fill in this personal story plot line sheet. 

Quick Win: Story Line Practice
00:15
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Understanding the Advanced Elements of a Story
7 Lectures 15:02

Now that you have learned the basics of a story, you can now build on that foundation to continue to create engaging stories. In this next section, you will learn some of the more advanced elements of storytelling. 

What to Expect in This Section
00:29

Understand how imagery helps your personal storytelling. 

Advanced Storytelling Elements: Imagery
02:20

Understand how similes help your personal storytelling. 

Advanced Storytelling Elements: Similes
02:22

Understand how analogies help your personal storytelling. 

Advanced Storytelling Elements: Analogies
02:25

Understand how metaphors help your personal storytelling. 

Advanced Storytelling Elements: Metaphors
02:15

Understand how the heroic journey helps your personal storytelling. 

Advanced Storytelling Elements: Heroic Journey
04:48

Test your knowledge of the advanced elements of a quiz. 

Advanced Elements of Storytelling Quiz
5 questions

Quick Win: Examining a Poem
00:23
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Examples of Great Stories: Fairy Tales
13 Lectures 01:08:41
Fairy Tales and Good Communication
05:19

Defining a Fairy Tale
06:24

Story Text & Audio for Snow White
15:50

Learn What Snow White is All About
03:12

Introduction to some of the themes found in The Magic Mirror (Snow White)

Preview 00:55

Story Text & Audio for Little Red Riding Hood
03:13

Learn the themes of Little Red Riding Hood and how you can apply them to your own storytelling. 

Learn What Little Red Riding Hood is All About
03:25

An introduction to some of the themes in Little Red Riding Hood. 

Explore the Themes for Little Red Riding Hood
01:27

Story Text & Audio for Beauty and the Beast
24:33

Learn What Beauty and the Beast is All About
02:18

An introduction to some of the themes in Beauty and the Beast. 

Explore the Themes for Beauty and the Beast
01:18

Quick Win: Action-Packed Activity 2
00:29

Fairy Tale Resources
00:16
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The Great Creativity Debate
4 Lectures 02:13
What is Creativity?
01:48

What Causes Creativity?
00:00

20 Original Ideas About Creativity
00:00

Take a Creativity Quiz
00:23
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Be in the ‘Know”—5 things to consider while crafting a personal story
11 Lectures 38:20
Overview of "Be in the Know"
00:55

Know Your Purpose for Storytelling
07:25

Know Your Purpose Recap
01:11

Know Your Constraints for Storytelling
04:21

Know Your Constraints Recap
02:11

Know Your Audience for Storytelling
07:15

Know Your Audience Recap
01:43

Know Your Desired Outcome for Storytelling
05:36

Know Your Desired Outcome Recap
01:27

Know Your Story for Storytelling
04:22

Know Your Story Recap
01:54
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5 Steps to Writing an Engaging Personal Story
12 Lectures 16:22
Overview of the 5 Steps
01:09

WHAT is a Story Bank?
01:42

HOW to Build a Story Bank for Master Storytelling
01:36

WHAT is a Detail Storm Cloud?
01:40

HOW to Build a Detail Storm Cloud for Master Storytelling
01:25

WHAT is a Personal Action Story?
01:01

HOW to build a Personal Action Story for Master Storytelling
01:52

WHAT is Making the Main Point the Main Point?
01:09

HOW to Make the Main Point the Main Point for Master Storytelling
02:01

WHAT is Preparing a Story for All Seasons?
01:06

HOW to Prepare a Story for All Seasons for Master Storytelling
01:41

Quick Win: 7 Steps to Speech Preparation Infographic
00:00
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Practical Tips for Telling Master Stories
9 Lectures 30:05

Now that you have a good foundation for building your own stories, let's look at some practical storytelling tips. These simple yet helpful tips will give you an edge to connect and engage better with your audience. 

What to Expect in This Section
00:29

How To Use These Stories in Public
02:24

Storytelling in Action: Pace
05:11

Storytelling in Action: Pause
07:03

Storytelling in Action: Emphais
06:24

Storytelling in Action: Tone
06:11

5 Takeaway Points for Personal Stories and Storytelling
01:44

Quick Win: 10 Easy Steps for Overcoming Public Speaking Fear
00:00

Quick Win: Action-Packed Activity #3
00:38
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Your Next Step
2 Lectures 01:45
I Need Your Help
01:45

Quick Win: TRY THIS!
00:00
About the Instructor
Josh Withrow
4.3 Average rating
591 Reviews
15,944 Students
5 Courses
Creator of The Wise Imagination

I want to help people creatively tell their stories by giving them the tools to engage other people with captivating ideas. My 14 years of classroom teaching and my master's degree in English Literature give me the experience to make my classes both creative and informative. People don't need a degree to enjoy learning -- but sometimes a little guidance goes a long way.