Fresh, local food
Plus teas, coffees and snacks throughout the day.
Today's world wants the story behind the story. Whether you have a company mission to share, an audience to entertain or a product to sell, your listeners or readers are far more likely to engage and connect if you deliver a well-crafted story with an emotional core.
During this one-day immersive workshop, story consultant Bobette Buster will reveal how stories actually work by deconstructing master filmmakers and storytellers via film clips, storytelling and interactive discussion with the group, before sharing the fundamental tools and principles that can be applied to your own works.
Participants will have the opportunity to tell a story, with guidance and feedback from Bobette. They will also be given hand-outs and direction for successful next steps. What will you learn?
- The 10 key principles of storytelling
- How to source, structure and shape your story
- Ways to discover its essence
- Why it’s important to form an emotional bond with your audience
- How seminal film directors have used narrative devices to great effect with clips from E.T., The Godfather, The King’s Speech, Shawshank Redemption and more!
Bobette’s legendary workshops have taken place at USC School of Cinematic Arts for over 20 years, at the major studios (Pixar, Disney, Sony), top film programs worldwide, as well as to corporations, business conferences and non-profit organisations all over the world – including the Hay Literary Festival, the Sydney Writers Festival, and the Future of Storytelling Conference. Trial attorneys, psychiatrists, journalists, graphic designers, creative directors, as well as animators, screenwriters and filmmakers have all come away inspired from her course.
Whatever your personal objective – to be a better spokesperson, impart a project’s mission, or simply to communicate more fully – this workshop will demonstrate parting principles that will empower you to take your own storytelling from good…to great.
So, what’s your story?
"Bobette gave an exceptional workshop. It was energizing and inspiring. I was struck by her remarkable ability to listen. Really listen. Then distill our stories and harness them to a single 'gleaming' detail."
- Louisa Thomsen Brits. Do Workshops, London, 2015
"Thank you again for such an extraordinary time on Saturday. It was lovely meeting you and spending time with you and learning from you. I was able to immediately share these concepts. I want you to know the ripple effect your lessons are having on myself and for others."
- Jacqueline Mcmenamin. Do Workshops, London, 2015
“Bobette Buster’s classes have been wonderful. Her insights have been immensely valuable to our ongoing commitment to learning and creativity.”
-Elyse Klaidman. Dean, Pixar University, Pixar Studios