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Storytelling Training

Picture of Dr. Milbre Burch, who will conduct storytelling seminars in conjunction with the Mizzou 3MT Contest.

Dr. Milbre Burch will conduct storytelling seminars in conjunction with the Mizzou 3MT Contest.

What is Storytelling?

From ancient times, storytelling has been a primary means of sharing and preserving cultural history across generations.

Storytellers' narratives served many purposes: transmit knowledge, preserve traditions, inculcate morals and values, or simply, to entertain. Through the use of compelling words, gestures, movement and visual images, storytellers evoke emotion and inspire action.   

Storytelling can improve your presentation skills 

It is incumbent upon grad students and postdocs to share research findings with both scholarly and lay audiences. Storytelling techniques will help you develop a speaking style that will ensure that you capture - and hold - your audience's attention. Further, you increase the likelihood that the audience with remember your key points because you successfully engaged them in a remarkable learning journey.   

Learn How: Professional Development Opportunities

Storytelling Seminar

Presented by Dr. Milbre Burch

Upcoming sessions: 

Tu Sept 12 from 1PM-3PM in 304 Memorial Union South

Th Sept 21 from 10AM-12PM in 304 Memorial Union South

Th Oct 5 from 1PM-3PM in Stotler III Memorial Union

You must pre-register via Survey Monkey here:

You must read this Storytelling handout.

Seating preference given to Mizzou 3MT Contestants.

Digital Storytelling

The MU School of Journalism hosted a terrific interdisciplinary digital storytelling conference in September 2015. Learn more.