The Great Courses coupon is good for 80% off the class series The Art of Storytelling.
I love Christmas. It's such a great time of year. Everyone gathers around for food and for drink. People tell all kinds of stories. Stories from the Bible, stories from past gatherings, even stories from college. Some stories are great -- you could even listen to them time and time again without growing tired of them. Other stories, from the get-go, are just terrible.
The one common thread to why you might want to hear a story over and over is that it is a good story.
How do you create a good story? How do you keep people engaged, wanting to hear what you have to say? How do you, in fact, keep your own family wanting to hear what you have to say?
That's where The Art of Storytelling comes in.
This course can teach you about what makes a good story. How to construct a narrative. It will teach you about 3rd person, 1st person, and all the "persons".
The course is taught by Hannah Harvey, an award-winning professor that provides an entertaining way to think about the power of narrative. She has cool insights into the meaning and psychology behind different narrative types and can instruct on both oral and written skills in telling a story. It's a pretty powerful course.
Just think about being the engaging one at your next holiday gathering. I think that's a pretty cool goal to have -- and one that you can now make a reality.
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