Become an expert Storyteller.

Find your voice. Share your tale or someone else’s. Be present and engaging.

During class, you’ll learn how to be more confident sharing a true, personal story whether at your next happy hour or for a paying audience.

Other Details

  • Each class meets for 2-hour sessions via Zoom.
  • Each class is taught by award-winning storyteller, Paul Normandin, host of TestifyATX and Drinking with the Saints
  • Students get performance opportunities

Online Storytelling 101: Finding Your Process (Parts A & B)

Part A: This class will help you be a better prepared and more confident storyteller, whether you want to hear yourself on the next Moth Radio Hour, compete in a StorySlam, or just be more confident when you share a true, personal story at your next happy hour. Publicly presenting your story is more than writing it down. This class will provide you with the tools you need to find a story, develop it, learn the art of giving and receiving feedback, and then telling your story in public. The process you develop for this class will be unique to you, but the tools you gain and concepts you learn will prepare you for sharing your story in public to any audience, anywhere, at any time.
Part B: Building on the skills developed in the previous class, part two will give you insight into how to better connect with your audience as a true, personal storyteller. This class will offer you tools on how to prepare and be more comfortable in front of any audience. You will develop insight into transforming your memories into a story ready to share while learning communication techniques to enhance your performance. You will develop an understanding of what the audience wants from a story, a teller, and their telling. There is a student showcase at the end of the class offering you the opportunity to share your story with a live audience via Zoom.
(4 meetings. Class size limit = 12)

Online Storytelling 101 (part A)
Wednesdays 7-9 pm
April 7th – April 28th
with Paul Normandin
Price: $100
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Online Storytelling 101 (part B)
Wednesdays 7-9 pm
May 5 – May 26th
with Paul Normandin
Price: $100
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Register with a friend and BOGO class 1/2 off!

Online Storytelling 201: Tightening Your Stories (Part A)

This class will provide you with the tools you need to refine your stories for any audience and any length of time. It will focus on providing you the skills to tighten your true, personal stories for telling in public. The ultimate goal is to prepare you to be a more confident storyteller. This class will prepare you to hone any of your stories to fit in the allotted time, stated theme, and rise to the expectations of the audience.

Online Storytelling 201 Part A
Saturdays 1-3 pm
April 3 – April 24th
with Paul Normandin
Price: $100
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Online Storytelling 301: Following One Thread

This advanced class will help you develop skills that will allow you to follow a single thread all the way through any story. We will focus on the idea that a single story can have multiple frames, multiple points of view, and multiple endings, each for a different audience. It will provide you the skills needed to tighten your true, personal stories for telling in public. The ultimate goal is to prepare you to be able to adjust any story to serve multiple themes and purposes. We will dissect one of your stories to include the context, characters, plot, structure, moral argument, and desired purpose you have for sharing the story. Each component of the story to include the order it is told will be shared from distinct perspectives and new directions to better understand the full potential of a given story.
(6 meetings. Class size limit = 12)
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Your Storytelling Instructor: Paul Normandin

An award-winning storyteller, producer of the Austin monthly shows TestifyATX and Drinking with the Saints, and an all-around theater/performance nerd. Paul started telling stories on stage in 2010, and has won two Moth StorySlams and a Moth GrandSlam, as well as winning the first-ever Texas State StorySlam as part of the annual Tejas Storytelling Association Conference.

Paul has a BA and MA from Texas A&M University in Speech Communication, is a Project Management Professional, and is the former Senior Planning and Project Advisor to the Assistant Commissioner for Laboratory and Infectious Diseases for the State of Texas, now retired. When not on stage (or Zoom) telling stories or performing with his Improv troupe In Our Prime, Paul can be found playing Ultimate (frisbee football) with other people who love Austin’s three seasons of sunshine and 90-plus degree weather, except during a pandemic when he just rides his bike instead.