Take a class to tell your story! We love giving conference workshops, keynotes, or speaking to service clubs. Our audiences range from businesspeople to genealogy buffs to church groups. We often give 20-30 minute presentations to service organizations at no charge, since our mission is to share inspiration and tools for this important work.
Course descriptions are below the class listings. Please sign up today. Don’t see one in your area? Let us know and we will schedule one near you!
August 5 – We will be teaching The Art of Family Storytelling class at the Vernal, Utah Family History Center. 10:00 Saturday August 5. Address: 480 W. 500 N., Vernal Utah. Free and open to the public.
September 9 – We will be teaching two classes at the Ogden FamilySearch Library Conference at Weber State University. We will be teaching The Art of Family Storytelling and Video Stories. We will update times and location as it becomes available.
October 14 – Springville Family History Fair, Hobble Creek Stake Center 495 South Canyon Road in Springville. We will be teaching The Art of Family Storytelling starting at 10. The fair is free and open to the public.
Topics below will be customized to meet the needs of a particular audience:
Families preserve stories to convey values and inspire future generations. We also know this…truth is better than fiction. A dynamic workshop, peppered with real-life examples that will bring family writing alive. Bonus: learn a technique to discover any story’s arc (thanks, Hollywood).
Help! My story is stuck:
Many family story writers get stuck. We know, we’ve been there! Maybe you don’t know how to begin, or you worry that your story isn’t interesting enough. Maybe you have technology questions or you’re bogged down organizing files. Is productive procrastination your style? Bring your thorniest issues because this workshop is peppered with our real-life writing experiences. We will allow plenty of time for Q&A.
An intermediate workshop on the easiest, most budget-friendly tools for preserving family stories with audio. This focuses on one of the most timeless and intimate formats, voice. Touching on interviewing tips, the class then delves into saving, sharing, transcribing, editing and combining audio with photos, music and free video tools. Ample time for Q&A.
This class is for video novices and features the easiest, free tools for combining photos, audio, video clips and music. Create engaging stories that are sharable on social media, one of the best ways to reach younger family members. No fancy equipment or software required.
Interviewing is an art that can be learned by anyone. Connecting with another person and listening to their story is a shared gift to the speaker, hearer, and anyone who may benefit from the product. Learn from our decades of experience in newspaper reporting, public relations, and family history work. We love freely sharing tricks of the trade, and will provide a straightforward method to get started or improve your game.
- Service clubs such as Rotary, Exchange, or Chambers of Commerce
- Organizational teams
- Church groups
- Genealogy or Family History Conferences
- Book Clubs and Writing Groups
Business and Nonprofit Presentations:
We can also create in-depth workshops for organizational teams to give employees confidence to tell the story. Our founder, Rhonda Lauritzen has a business background (an MBA), has served as a corporate CEO and Vice President of a technical college and has worked extensively with education and nonprofit groups.
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