April 19, 2023

Introduction to Storytelling Course I & II 2023

Filed under: Storytelling Workshops,Uncategorized — Sheila @ 2:11 pm


If you are interested in storytelling, but don’t know where to start, these workshops facilitated by Sheila Wee, are for you. In two 7-hour modules of hands-on training (over 2 consecutive Saturdays), you will gain a firm grounding in storytelling skills. You will leave with one ready to tell story and the tools and confidence to learn and tell more stories.In a warm and supportive group environment you will learn why storytelling is such a powerful form of communication; how stories can be structured to hook listener’s attention, and discover your own personal storytelling style. Through group, partner and individual exercises, you will be guided through a step-by-step method of learning to tell a story without memorising the words. You will also discover how to add details to make the story uniquely yours, and learn effective story rehearsal and performance techniques.

Introduction to Storytelling Course I

Date: Saturday 13 May 2023

Timing: 9.30am – 5.45pm

Venue: The Singapore Book Council Training Room
90 Goodman Road, Blk E #03-32, Goodman Arts Centre, (S) 439053


  1. What is storytelling?
  2. Why use storytelling?
  3. The benefits of storytelling
  4. Performance techniques
  5. The different applications of storytelling
  6. Vocal expression and vocal energy
  7. The story learning process
  8. Performance practice
  9. Reflections

Introduction to Storytelling Course I

Date: Saturday 20 May 2023

Timing: 9.30am – 5.45pm

Venue: The Singapore Book Council Training Room
90 Goodman Road, Blk E #03-32, Goodman Arts Centre, (S) 439053


  • Which types of stories work for different age groups
  • Understanding the ingredients for an effective storytelling experience
  • Being in the moment – working on being spontaneous in your storytelling
  • How to use effective story architecture in crafting your stories
  • Discovering your natural storytelling style
  • Going deeper into the story for better performance
  • Reflections

About the Facilitator – Sheila Wee

Sheila Wee is a professional storyteller, and storytelling teacher with 25 years’ experience. Because of her work to pioneer the movement to revive the use of storytelling, she has been described as a Godmother of Singapore storytelling. She co-founded Singapore’s first professional storytelling company and is a founding professional member and the past president of the Storytelling Association (Singapore). As well as running her storytelling business Storywise, Sheila is a founding director of the Federation of Asian Storytellers.

Sheila’s storytelling experience is deep and wide-ranging. She has performed for thousands of preschool, primary and secondary students, curated and performed exhibit specific performances for museums, trained tourist guides and docents to use storytelling in their tours, trained teachers and lecturers to use storytelling in their teaching and corporate, military and civil service leaders in the use of storytelling as an organisational tool.

Sheila’s highly practical workshops have garnered consistently high ratings from participants. Her Singapore clients include NHB, ECDA, MOE, WWF, Jane Goodhall Institute, Star Learners Preschool Group, National Gallery, ST Engineering – Centre for Management Development, NUS Businesss School, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy–NUS, Yale-NUS, SMU, SIT, STB, MND, NHB,HDB, Ezy-Link, and Aventis Learning Group.

Sheila’s international work as a performer and workshop leader has taken her to Australia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, the UK and Vietnam.

  • 20% off buddy tickets (min 2 tickets)
  • 20% off past participants of SBC Academy
  • 20% off for Storytelling Association members
  • 10% off for Kinokuniya Privilege Card members * These dicounts are only available for Introduction to Storytelling I as large discount is already built in when you attend both days.

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