News: Storytelling Master Classes with Story Studio Instructor Cyndi Freeman

Cyndi Freeman
As part of the Gotham Storytelling Festival, FRIGID New York and The Story Studio are presenting two storytelling master classes with Story Studio Instructor Cyndi Freeman. Freeman has over 20 years of experience as a storyteller and 10 years of experience as a storytelling instructor, leading classes in storytelling for business, performance, and personal growth.

An expert teacher of storytelling for business, she has presented storytelling workshops for a range of organizations including Fortune 500 companies, small businesses and nonprofit groups around the world. Past clients include GE, ZenDesk, Janssen: Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, UNICEF – USA, The 9/11 Tribute Museum, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and The New York Public Library.

In addition to her work with The Story Studio, an organization that teaches the art of storytelling with help from some of the most accomplished storytellers across the country, Freeman has won numerous grants, which have allowed her to work with the elderly, teaching them to craft stories as a way of encouraging them to share their life experiences with others. Her performing credits include performing solo shows at festivals around the world and telling stories at live shows like RISK!, The Moth and The Liar Show. Her television credits include Stories from The Stage (PBS) and The Colbert Report (Comedy Central).

The two master classes will take place at The Kraine Theater (85 E 4th St, New York, NY 10003), and tickets will be $15 per class. The classes are:

90-minute Storytelling Master Class
Sunday, 11/10/19, 10:00AM – 11:30 AM
Tickets: https://www.frigid.nyc/events/storytellingmasterclass

This class covers the basics of storytelling for performance. It is perfect for dipping your toes into storytelling waters for the first time, or a quick brush up on your skills if you’re a seasoned pro.
The class consists of exercises that will help you identify and refine a story. Everyone will get to practice telling a story with a partner, and a few volunteers will get the chance to perform their stories for the full group and receive in-depth feedback from their instructor and classmates.

90-minute Storytelling for Business Master Class 
Sunday, 11/10/19, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Tickets: https://www.frigid.nyc/events/storytellingforbusiness

This class covers how and why storytelling is an invaluable tool for communication in business settings. Participants will be guided in applying the principles of compelling storytelling to communicate more effectively on the job. Brief lectures and hands-on exercises focus on bringing an emotionally resonant arc to brand biographies, personal anecdotes for professional networking, and vision-into-action stories. Whether it is used for talking about important projects, selling a product, selling oneself to a client or hiring manager, crafting stories for grant proposals, or talking to the press, storytelling is a tool that helps people deliver important messages in a way that is clear, compelling and memorable.

The class consists of exercises that will help you identify and refine a story. Everyone will get to practice telling a story with a partner, and a few volunteers will get the chance to perform their stories for the full group and receive in-depth feedback from their instructor and classmates.

For more information about the Gotham Storytelling Festival, visit https://www.frigid.nyc/tags/gotham

The Story Studio, founded in 2011 by Kevin Allison, the host and creator of the critically acclaimed RISK! podcast,  holds regularly scheduled classes in New York City, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, and online. Corporate workshops and other specialty classes are held throughout the world. For more information about The Story Studio, visit www.thestorystudio.org

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