Storytelling Workshops & Coaching

Story is at the heart of everything we do. Whether you’re sharing a story on stage, in a presentation, job interview or on a date, nothing will engage people like a well-crafted story. It’s at the crux of human connection.

Telling your own personal story can be a nerve-wracking and vulnerable experience – even for the most seasoned speaker. I know this first-hand. That's why my #1 goal is to make you feel comfortable.  

And as the self-proclaimed Ambassador of Fun, I want you to enjoy the process. Whether we work together in a workshop, class or one-on-one, you can expect each experience to blend a dose of fun with practical, informative and interactive exercises.


Storytelling for Business

Want to connect with clients, colleagues and your audience more authentically? Communicate and sell ideas in a clear and more impactful way? Deliver a more engaging and memorable presentation?

Tell them your story.

In this fun and interactive customized workshop, you will learn how to share your story and your brand's in a compelling way that will engage people, inspire them to take action and leave a lasting impression.

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“Not a single moment wasted in this highly engaging, practical and yes, FUN, storytelling workshop. I literally could have gone on for another four hours.”
— Shana Lory, Leadership Facilitator, Citi

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Storytelling Fun-0-1 Classes

Think you've got a good story to tell on stage, at a job interview or even on a date? In this 6-week class, you will:

  • Learn the 5 essential elements of every story

  • Discover how to mine your experiences for engaging stories

  • Generate a bank of story ideas

  • Structure and develop a 5-7 minute personal story

  • Share your story during a class performance in front of friends and family

  • And more!

SCHEDULE

One-Day Storytelling Fun-0-1 Workshop
November 17, 2018
11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Simple Studios
134 West 29th Street, 2nd Floor, Studio 203
$150 (Click the “Send to a friend” option)
*Please note: Our One-Day Workshop includes all of the same lessons mentioned above minus the class performance.

Upcoming Classes
We will be offering more classes in January. Want to be one of the first to find out? Click below and please indicate whether you’re interested in daytime or evening classes or both.

 
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Robin Gelfenbien is uniquely inspired and inspiring. Her sharp instincts and great humanity emerged organically as she helped me find the heart of my story. Robin is as generous as she is gifted. I could not have invented a better collaborator and coach.
— David S. Cohen, Emmy Award-Winning Writer

Private Coaching

Prefer one-on-one coaching to a classroom setting?

Need more focused help on your story, presentation or talk?

Want to beef up or brainstorm a presentation, story or talk?

Whether you're sharing your story on stage or at a major conference or event, let's talk. I can customize your sessions based on what you need.

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Need a rock star storytelling or presentation coach? Robin is your gal. She helped me amp up and strategize a talk I was giving at SXSW, elicit perfect anecdotes buried deep inside my brain, and made me funnier, more engaging and a better presenter.
— Margit Detweiler (SXSW 2018 Presenter)

About the Instructor

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Robin Gelfenbien is the Host and Creator of the live storytelling series and podcast, Yum’s the Word, that features her homemade ice cream cakes. The show has been named a New York Times and Time Out New York Critic’s Pick.

She has told stories at The Moth, PBS, Mortified, The Story Collider, among others and was a Featured Speaker at New York Social Media Week for a session on storytelling and business.

As a Creative Director/Copywriter, she has spent over two decades creating compelling stories for Colgate, Nikon, Bertolli, SundanceTV, Food Network, Vera Wang, among others. She has also worked at VaynerMedia, Ogilvy, Y&R, McCann and more developing campaigns for their clients.

Robin holds a B.S. degree in Marketing & TV/Radio/Film - Writing from the S.I. Newhouse School of Communications at Syracuse University.