Origin Stories: Crafting Your Personal Narrative

Hillary Rea, Founder of Tell Me A Story

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10 Videos (15m)
    • Introduction

    • About Your Class Project

    • What is an Origin Story?

    • Finding Your Focus

    • Five Word Life Story

    • Story Goals

    • Brainstorming

    • Drafting Your Story

    • How to Practice and Record

    • Next Steps


About This Class

Everyone needs an Origin Story. Cultivating and sharing a true experience from your life will help you to communicate and connect like never before. Use this story in job interviews, at networking events, and public presentations. 

In this 15 minute class, I will introduce you to brainstorming techniques and a preparation process designed to help you craft a true story from your life. I will guide you through a series of exercises that answer the question, "How did you get to where you are now?" We'll turn this prompt into a story with a beginning, middle and end. 

By the end of this class, students will have a written draft of their Origin Story that they will put into practice. 





Hillary Rea

Founder of Tell Me A Story

Hillary Rea is an award-winning storyteller and founder of Tell Me A Story. She is the producer and host of Tell Me A Story's live show and a New York City Moth StorySlam winner. Her stories have been featured on How I Learned Series, Story Collider, The Soundtrack Series, UCB's Animated Stories and more. Hillary is a 2016 Independence Foundation Fellow in the Arts and was a 2011 Artist-in-Residence for Elsewhere Artist Collaborative in Greensboro, NC.

Through Tell Me A Story, Hillary...

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