Frequently Asked Questions
for our Workshops
General Workshop Questions:
+ I am new to Tell Me A Story. Where do I start?
+ Why is Crafting Your Personal Narrative a pre-requisite to all of the other workshops?
Crafting Your Personal Narrative is our signature workshop. It will immerse you in the TMAS method of storytelling and help you to reframe the narrative of how you got to where you are now. You will also go through a brainstorming process that will result in a list of many stories to work on in the future, and you will learn a story preparation process that you can take yourself through time and time again. Once you take this workshop, you are more than welcome to take another one. If you are looking to up your presentation game at work or in front of a keynote audience then [The Storytelling Approach: Giving Presentations with Style and Grace] is the one for you. If you are developing your pitch for investors or future clients and collaborators, you should take [Tell Your Story: Crafting an Authentic Elevator Pitch That Works].
+ How large is the group size for workshops?
All of our workshops are done in a small group setting and range between 6-12 participants.
+ Where is my workshop taking place?
Our workshops take place at several venues throughout the city of Philadelphia. Please refer to each workshop page for specific venue locations. If you are registered for a workshop, you will receive an email with location and building access information prior to the start of the session.
+ When does registration close for workshops?
Registration for all workshops closes ONE WEEK PRIOR to the workshop's start date. All participants must register in advance of the workshop.
+ Is it possible to set up a payment plan for the workshop?
We give every participant the option of paying for the workshop in three installments. The first installment is due upon registering and the remaining installments will automatically charge your same method of payment in two three week intervals. Check the main workshop page for the links to register.
+ What do I need to bring with me to a workshop?
You really only need to bring yourself! We will have pens, notebooks, and worksheets for you. A lot of our exercises involve writing things out by hand. If this is an issue for your wrists, feel free to bring a tablet or laptop. If you are registered for a Deep Dive, you will need a computer/tablet/smart phone with a camera and high speed internet for the two Story Lab sessions. These are conducted through a website called Zoom. In advance of each Story Lab, you will get instructions on how to access these virtual sessions.
+ My company reimburses me for professional development opportunities. Does this count?
Yes! We teach both the art and the practical application of storytelling as a communication tool. Our specialty is helping you discover and share the stories that wills serve you professionally. We have had several past workshop participants and one-on-one clients get their company to cover the cost. If you need any additional documentation to provide to your employer, just reach out.
+ Do you offer scholarships for the workshops?
We have one scholarship slot per workshop that reduces your total investment by 50%. If you are interested in applying for a scholarship, [reach out to us].
+ I know 6-12 people who would want to take this workshop with me. How can we make that happen?
If you have a group of 6 to 12 people ready to take this workshop, we can take this workshop to you. Please email us to discuss further.