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I want to tell you - Become a captivating storyteller

STORYTELLING

"Then I could speak my mind and tell you" - The Beatles

A story is more than the words it contains. Timing, imagery, engagement and flow play a significant role in getting a story across - much like a song.

Being performing artists and songwriters, we breathe the art of storytelling from a musical point of view. 

You’ll be amazed how much performing a song and giving a speech have in common. 

This dynamic storytelling training will help you get your personal narrative to a higher level, with unique methods that sound like music to the ears.

You'll learn:

  • The music in storytelling
  • Play with dynamics
  • Use unique techniques & fresh perspectives
  • Discover your personal story
  • Steer clear of The Snoozing Audience

 

Including:

  • Writing materials
  • Content summary 
  • Coffee and tea 
4 hour workshop

The voice of energy - discover your own sound

VOICE TRAINING

"Hier spricht die Stimme der Energie" - Kraftwerk

Once you’ve found the right words to say, finished your Powerpoint presentation and climbed up that stage or entered the meeting room, the one more thing you’ll need to completely overwhelm your audience with is a steady and pleasant voice.

 

In this workshop, we will help you discover your own unique sound, teach you how to keep your voice in its best condition and provide you with the necessary tips and tricks on how to make the most of speaking in public.

You'll learn:

  • Breathing techniques
  • Color your own sound
  • Exercises for a healthy voice
  • Articulation
  • The musicality of speech 
  • The rhythm of your words
  • Steer clear of The Monotonous Mumble

Including:

  • Content summary
  • Lax Vox tube + water bottle
  • Sound recording of your voice
  • Writing materials
  • Coffee and tea
4 hour workshop

Message in a bottle - boost your creative writing

CREATIVE WRITING

"I hope that someone gets my message in a bottle" - The Police

You know what I want to say. More or less. The message is clear. Well, at least the grammar is on fleek. You get the point, right? Anyway, it’s gonna be fun. You’ll see when we get there. Just sign up this course, ok?

If that was a message in a bottle, the reader would shrug, throw the bottle back in the ocean and stroll away.

You probably realize this is not how you want your written texts to come across. During this workshop, we'll make sure you steer clear of that, and help you polish your creative writing with a fair share of engaging exercises, fresh perspectives and musical examples. 

You’ll get our message. And your readers will get yours.

You'll learn:

  • Writing with impact
  • The power of imagery
  • Where songs and stories meet
  • Train your creativity
  • Exercises that tickle your inspiration
  • Steer clear of The Dozing Reader

Including:

  • Writing materials
  • Content summary 
  • Coffee and tea 
4 hour workshop

Let me entertain you - give a memorable performance

PERFORMANCE

"Your mind gets burned with the habits you've learned" - Robbie Williams

Within thirty seconds from the moment the audience lays eyes upon you, they’ve decided whether they like you or not. Luckily you can influence that. To make sure your speech or presentation comes across in the best way possible, we’ll help you get your performance to a higher level.

 

In this workshop we focus on posture, movements, nonverbal communication, speech and much more, so your audience will be both well informed and well entertained.

 

And there’ll be nothing left for you to fear.

You'll learn:

  • A good and comfortable posture
  • Nonverbal communication
  • Introvert versus extravert presentation
  • Volume control
  • Tension versus relaxation
  • Get rid of unwanted habits
  • Steer clear of The Awkward Toast

Including:

  • Content summary
  • Writing materials
  • Video recording of your performance
  • Coffee and tea
4 hour workshop

More than words - become a captivating storyteller

STORYTELLING & CREATIVE WRITING

"More than words is all you need to do to make it real" - Extreme

Your whole story, from the moment the idea sprouts in your brain until the moment you step out of the spotlight and leave your audience mesmerized.

 

This full day workshop combines creative writing with impact and the art of engaging storytelling, so you won’t miss a thing and both get to write between the lines and speak with more than words.

You'll learn:

  • Discover, write & tell  your personal story with impact
  • The powerful use of imagery, rhythm & dynamics
  • Where songs and stories meet
  • Train your creativity & tickle your inspiration with unique exercises & fresh perspectives
  • Steer clear of The Dozing Reader & The Snoozing Audience

Including:

  • Writing materials
  • Content summary 
  • Coffee and tea 
  • Lunch
1 day workshop training

Tiger in a spotlight - unleash the stage tiger within you

PUBLIC SPEAKING

“You're doin' somethin' drastic - chasin' the fantastic” - Emerson, Lake & Palmer

After taking this one day course you’ll feel more in control of your performance and speech. Taking the spotlight isn’t that difficult anymore once you know how to use your voice, where to keep your hands while speaking and which way to look (“Oh no, they’re all staring at me!”).

 

Anytime and anywhere, you’ll be able to train and prepare yourself with some easy exercises. Be ready to unleash the stage tiger within you! 

You’ll learn:

  • Find & color your own sound
  • A good posture & breathing techniques
  • Nonverbal communication
  • Introvert versus extravert presentation
  • Volume control, articulation, rhythm & intonation 
  • Tension versus relaxation
  • Exercises for a healthy voice (Lax Vox)
  • Steer clear of The Awkward Toast & The Monotonous Mumbler

Including:

  • Writing materials
  • Content summary 
  • Coffee and tea 
  • Lunch
  • Lax Vox tube + water bottle
  • Sound recording of your voice
  • Video recording of your performance
1 day workshop training

I want it all - join our day and weekend events

PUBLIC SPEAKING & STORYTELLING

"I want it all, and I want it now!" - Queen

At the end of the day, it’s the whole package that counts. In this two-day training, it’s the whole package we offer.

We'll be working intensely on your personal development as a public speaker, combining the art of creative writing and storytelling with training your voice and performance. Focusing on your innate abilities, you'll collaborate in engaging exercises, all with a musical approach and an original viewpoint. 

You’ll be vividly writing and telling stories, and passionately speaking and performing. You'll work hard, gain much and above all - have a lot of fun. We want you to want it all - so are you ready to dive deeper and expand your knowledge?

You'll learn:

  • Where songs and stories meet
  • Combine captivating storytelling with powerful performance
  • Write with impact and speak with full control of your voice
  • Eye-opening exercises
  • Steer clear of The Fear Of Missing Out 

Including:

  • Writing materials
  • Content summary 
  • Lax Vox tube + water bottle
  • Sound recording of your voice
  • Video recording of your performance
  • Lunch
  • Coffee and tea
2 day training workshop weekend

1-ON-1 SESSION

"It's not a public inquiry" - Dire Straits

You know exactly what you want to learn and we know exactly how to teach you.

If you have specific ideas, individual questions or simply too much ambition for just one workshop, we‘ll turn the spotlight on you and only you.

With these one-on-one coaching sessions, you’ll make the most of our knowledge.

 

We offer to teach you:

  • Manage your unique sound
  • Make your story memorable
  • Develop your personal performance
  • Train your creative writing style
  • Emphasize your innate qualities
  • Steer clear of The Copycat

Including:

  • All necessary materials 

workin' together - book our incompany trainings

INCOMPANY TRAININGS

"Workin' together, we can make a change" - Ike & Tina Turner

The Pitchshifters collaborate for good reasons, and the more the merrier is not the least one of them. So why not you?

We’d love to share our knowledge with the whole office so everyone’s on the same page.

If you and your colleagues are eager to improve your presentations and meetings, and curious to see and help each other grow, we will gladly organize one for the team.

You'll learn:

  • Interactive public speaking exercises for the whole team 
  • Musical tips & tricks for everyday use
  • Enhance written & verbal communication on the work floor
  • Work on personal growth in a cooperative atmosphere
  • Steer clear of The Odd One Out

Including:

  • Writing materials
  • Content summary 
  • Lunch
  • Coffee and tea 
  • Lax Vox tube + water bottle
  • Sound recording of your voice
  • Video recording of your performance