Classes and Workshops

Along with producing a monthly storytelling show, the producers of Testify also coach storytellers and teach workshops and classes, from helping beginners get started to helping established storytellers refine their work.

Creatives Meet Business Experience 2018

Setting the Stakes: Getting Your Audience Invested in Your Story

Friday, September 21st, 2:45 PM to 4:00 PM at Soma Vida

Testify producers Kate Caldwell and Paul Normandin will be presenting a workshop at CMBXP focusing on setting appropriate stakes in stories.

Every story has to have conflict, and how you set the emotional stakes around that conflict can mean the difference between an engaged audience of readers or listeners ready to interact further, or a bored (even resentful) group of people who may not remember you.

In this workshop, we will navigate the balance of setting appropriate and authentic stakes in professional stories. Through discussion and activities, participants will examine their own stories to define and articulate meaningful stakes, and will leave with a better understanding of how to connect to their audiences by telling why they should care.

This workshop is being help as part of the programming of the Creatives Meet Business Experience (CMBXP) 2018, a three day event centered around learning and connecting for artists, creatives, and the creative-minded.

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