Personal Storytelling Workshop

Event has passed (Wed Jan 23, 2019 - Wed Jan 23, 2019)
Hostelling International Offices
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Class / Workshop, Theater / Performance Arts


Join Beyond Borders for a storytelling workshop. This workshop is for anyone who wants to become a better storyteller and learn how to spice up their public speaking. Storytelling is more than just entertainment, it is a powerful technique to connect with people, establish credibility, inspire, motivate and convey complex ideas in a memorable way.

We will cover storytelling basics and not-so-basics, including how to hook an audience, building interest and suspense, techniques for adding color, humor, and pathos, and delivering a powerful ending. In addition, workshop participants can take advantage of the opportunity to get practical experience at one of our regular story jams at PianoFight in San Francisco.

Presented in Partnership with Hostelling International USA

Beyond Borders Storytelling features wanderlusting adventurers with a story to tell. Originally founded by three former Peace Corps Volunteers in 2013 as a way to share stories about living overseas, Beyond Borders now serves up regular story jams featuring unique perspectives from all those interested in creating understanding through the art of storytelling, whether you're building bridges at home or abroad, across cultures or under the same roof.

In addition to our flagship story jams, we offer workshops, coaching, and corporate events to help aspiring and experienced storytellers hone their craft. Every other month, we put on story jams featuring storytellers sharing 5-10 minute personal, true stories told without notes before a live audience on the Main Stage at PianoFight in San Francisco.

Our workshops cover the basics of creating and telling a story. Our story coaches can offer more advanced training and feedback as you progress through developing your story.


  1. Hostelling International Offices

    1212 Market Street, Third Floor, San Francisco, CA