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All in the Telling: Story-Centered Public Speaking Workshop

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Name: All in the Telling: Story-Centered Public Speaking Workshop
Date: October 20, 2018
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM CDT
All in the Telling: Story Centered Public Speaking
Event Description:

You have heard about storytelling, and you may have watched storytellers perform personal stories.

Have you ever thought about becoming a storyteller yourself?

Or have you ever wondered how to use storytelling techniques to enhance your public speaking?

In this interactive workshop with professional storyteller/performing artist Ada Cheng, you will explore some techniques for storytelling and how storytellers use them. You will also explore how you can integrate storytelling techniques whenever you speak in public. You'll also have an opportunity to apply these techniques and to practice a speech/monologue.

If you're nervous about speaking in public,  this workshop is for you!

Registration is limited - reserve your spot today!

About The Instructor

Originally from Taiwan, Dr. Ada Cheng is a college professor-turned storyteller. After studying at Chicago’s famed Second City Comedy Club, she left her job as a tenured professor of Sociology at DePaul University to follow her dreams of becoming a professional performing artist. Based in Chicago, Ada has performed at theatre and storytelling festivals all over the U.S. and in Canada. She is also a teaching artist, author, and producer of three ongoing storytelling podcasts.

Ada believes that storytelling is critical in helping diverse groups of people to better understand each other. While my discipline (sociology) values the cult of objectivity and detachment and trains its members to present impassioned arguments with data," she says, “I have always known that it is the stories, the complex and conflicted ways people make meanings out of their experiences and make sense of their world, that have far reaching power to connect with people both cognitively and emotionally.”

Ada's personal motto is: Make Your Life The Best Story You Tell. CultureALL is happy to partner with the Des Moines Social Club in bringing her to Des Moines to teach and perform.

Location:
Des Moines Social Club - Culinary Loft
900 Mulberry Street
Des Moines, IA 50309
Date/Time Information:
Saturday, October 20/1:30 pm
Contact Information:
CultureALL
Fees/Admission:
$15 - Pre-registration required
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