Tales of Science: An informal Introduction to Storytelling (Niek d'Hondt)
What you do matters. Your job, in one way or another, is important. However, you struggle to convey what it is you do. You want to share, but don’t know how; you want to explain, but only confuse. Have you tried telling a story? Your story?
Stories have the power to transmit an abstract or complex message in a way that it is understood, remembered and shared. Stories transform the learning process into a learning experience. Telling a great story can have an impact on how the people around you see you and your work. It can help you get funding. And it shows you are invested in helping people understand and involving them in your world.
But how could that possibly work for you? You, with all your data and graphs and ten syllable words? It can work and here you’ll learn how.
In this workshop, I’ll introduce you to the basic elements needed to tell a story and how to apply them. I’ll teach you how to use the structure of films as a guideline for your own story. These ingredients, coupled with a number of creative writing exercises will ensure you leaving with all the tools needed to get your story out there.