We are currently offering 3 courses

For our next offering, however, we partner with the Linklater Center to bring you Story Telling and Personal Narrative

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Foundations 1

Foundations 1 is an introductory workshop for fluent speakers who would like to express themselves more easily and discover their English-speaking persona.

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Foundations 2

Foundations 2 is an intermediate course that builds on the activities of Foundations 1 and incorporates story-telling in a two-day experience of thinking, writing, voice and movement exercises.

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Public Speaking

Public Speaking builds on our foundations workshops to help fluent speakers with the purpose of addressing a specific audience. 

 

Linklater Center for Voice and Language Presents

Beyond Fluency: Storytelling and Personal Narrative

How do you use the language skills you have to tell a story that reveals something of yourself?  What are the building blocks of a strong narrative and how can they help you navigate through moments of uncertainty whether in a casual situation with friends, or in a more formal one such as an interview?  In this workshop you’ll explore how you can use storytelling to engage your listeners in a variety of social environments where your contributions matter.

The first part of this workshop reinforces existing language skills with subconscious connection, imagery, musicality, and physicality.  Drawing from the Linklater voice work, idiomatic language and the stream of consciousness writing of Gertrude Stein, participants find an embodied connection to the pleasure and power of effective wordplay.  In this way, their unique voice carries the nuance of meaning with vocal variety, spontaneity, and presence.

The second half of the workshop segues into structured language and personal narrative.  You will identify the essentials of a good story in order to express yourself with greater impact.  You will practice building on the momentum of a conversation, so that you can make a meaningful connection with others through collaborative dialogue.

All participants will share their writing aloud, and receive individual coaching of a personal narrative. Application of conversational skills will be practiced as a group.

Pearl Studios NYC:

500 8th Ave. 3 rd Floor – Room 306