Beyond Borders Storytelling

Stories for Wanderlusting Adventurers.


Storytelling Workshop
March 13
Hostelling International USA Offices
1160 Battery St East, San Francisco
$12 online | $15 at the door

Eventbrite - Beyond Borders Storytelling Workshop

Storytelling is more than just entertainment. It's an effective technique to connect with people, inspire, motivate and convey complex ideas in a memorable way.

We will show you how to tell engaging stories that draw on your personal life experiences. We will cover storytelling basics and not-so-basics including how to hook an audience, building suspense, techniques for adding color, humor, and pathos, and delivering a powerful ending.

Workshop participants also have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience by telling a 5-10 minute personal, true story before a live audience at one of our upcoming Story Jams. Presented in Partnership with Hostelling International USA

Presented in partnership with the fantastic, fun folks at Hostelling International USA. Check them out at:


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