Trans people have a lot of exciting things to tell with which we can achieve a lot. Let’s do it – no previous knowledge necessary and you can be completely “uncreative”.
When I started telling stories about my experiences a few years ago, my listeners sometimes found it appealing, but often they just fell asleep.
At the same time, I have seen successful comedians, speakers, scriptwriters and directors who, at the push of a button, cast a spell over other people and I wanted to be able to do that, too: I’ve read books, attended courses, watched videos, listened to podcasts, stood on stage, taught lessons and had a lot of frustration.
I’m not and never will be a great writer, but I’ve become much more effective with my stories and even teach strategic storytelling – who would have thought that?
Humankind has been telling stories for tens of thousands of years and yet our school system fails us: we only “learn” techniques that don’t help us (“And then you have to build up a tension curve” – oh well) and we lose any creative self-confidence we might have had.
In this training you will experience how you can easily create stories – whether written, spoken or visual. We will discuss some basics with examples and you will write your first stories. You’ll get a handout at the end so you can continue at home.
Please bring your head full of your experiences. You don’t need anything else.
Stefanie Hetjens (she) is president of TGNS, speaker, trainer and slipped into storytelling, although she failed several times in German lessons in school.
Day, Time, and length: So, 13.30 Uhr, 80 Minutes
Room: Raum 1.08
Target groups: Alle trans- und non-binären Menschen, Freund_innen
Goal: Persönliche Er- und Bearbeitung