Frequently Asked Questions
Master Classes and Deep Dive Workshops
General Workshop Questions:
Can I wait until the day of the workshop to register?
No. All participants must register in advance of the workshop. Due to our small group size, they will likely sell out.
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.
How large is the group size for workshops?
Deep Dive workshops are limited to 8 participants. Introductory workshops are limited to 18 participants.
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. They are conducted over Zoom video conference 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.
Where is my Master Class taking place?
Our Master Classes take place at WeWork 1601 Market. If you are registered for a workshop, you will receive an email with building access information prior to the start of the session.
Will there be food?
Yes! We will have dinner for you and lots of La Croix.
I have a meeting that runs into the start time of the workshop. Can I still attend?
To get the most out of the experience, we encourage you to join us in class for the full two hours. However, we will allow a 15 minute grace period for arrival.
Deep Dive Workshops:
I can attend the Small Group Intensive but am not available for both Story Lab sessions. Should I still sign-up?
Although it is highly encouraged that you attend both Story Lab sessions, as a follow-up to your Small Group Intensive, you can still register for the workshop and only attend one. We will record each Story Lab make the videos available to the full cohort. Keep in mind, that your presence will only make the group stronger.
How do I schedule either my 30 min one-on-one session or my three additional one-on-one sessions?
At the end of the first Story Lab session, Hillary will send out a link to a calendar to schedule our one-on-one sessions. We block out a certain amount of time slots each month for you to schedule. If you cannot make any of those time slots, we’ll work with you to find a time that fits both of our schedules.
What is the The Meeting Space at Fireball?
The Meeting Space at Fireball is a beautiful studio space that we are renting out for our Small Group Intensives. The Meeting Space is located on the second floor with stair access only. It is located in the East Kensington Neighborhood of Philadelphia, just off of Frankford Ave. Here is a map.
Note: If you have questions about our workshop, please do not contact the venue directly. All questions should be directed to Tell Me A Story.
How do I get there?
Arrive via public transportation: This space is accessible via SEPTA's Market-Frankford Line. You can take the subway to the Huntingdon Station and it is about a 6 minute walk.
Arrive via car: You should be able to find street parking on Coral Street, Frankford Ave or one of the surrounding residential blocks.
Will there be food?
We will have lunch, light snacks and lots of La Croix. If you are someone who needs coffee or tea in the morning, please bring it with you.
I have an appointment that cuts into the Small Group Intensive. Can I arrive late or dip out early?
No. This workshop requires that you be there for the full duration of the Small Group Intensive. We open the doors at 9:30am and give everyone a 30 minute window to arrive, eat snacks, and get settled. The workshop will begin promptly at 10am and we will need everyone there and ready to go by then. We will end right at 4:00pm and expect everyone to stay through to the end.