Online Personal Storytelling

Online Personal Storytelling

First person storytelling shows are all the rage on stages and podcasts across the country.  In this class, you will learn how to take true events from your own life and weave them into engaging performances. We will work on presentation, story structure, different approaches, and creating your own unique style.  Each week, students will be given a new assignment for how to structure a story.  Students choose their own subject matter for their personal stories.  This class culminates in a private online performance (invite only), where each student will get to tell a 3-7 minute personal story.

 

What People Are Saying:

  • I was worried before this class began about having to go and sit in a small room with others, considering how scientists were explaining that was exactly how the novel coronavirus was being spread, but before I could even bring my concerns to Amanda, she already had a solution and had moved our class online. I have now taken this class from her in person and online, and there is no difference from one forum to the other in the thoughtful, careful notes Amanda gives to the storytellers and the way she pushes each person to dig deep to find the truths and purposes in their tales.

    —Erin McGehee

  • Amanda's Online Personal Storytelling class was amazing! I learned about myself and built new skills. It was a cathartic experience. Highly recommend it to anyone!

    —Elizabeth

  • Each week she finds the pearls in each of our stories. Everybody gets help to create their own style of storytelling.   I've taken Amanda's Personal Storytelling class four times and the last time was on Zoom. Sure, it took a class or two to get used to it, but Zoom didn't change her ability to give helpful feedback and guidance to the class.

    —Suzanne Elbon

  • Amanda's online personal storytelling class is the perfect activity for being stuck at home right now. She creates a supportive and inspiring environment to reflect on and share your personal stories. And, she helps you discover the most valuable parts of your story while guiding you in the best way to share them with others!

    —Amelia

  • What an awesome class. I took it three times. It helped me with improv. It helped me focus my thoughts. It helped me find my voice. Amanda creates a supportive, respectful space. You’ll meet wonderful people and learn all kinds of fun things about them. Stories bring people together and have the power to make the world a better place. Share yours.

    —Suzanne Elbon

  • Amanda's story-telling class is fabulous! She teaches you how to take those funny personal stories you've been telling for years and polish them to performance quality. Then she builds your courage to tell them to a live audience.

    —Cindy Olney