From Boring to Captivating: Master Storytelling in Public Speaking

Class will be held at EUR campus Woudestein and will start on November 14th at 17h30.

Do it now, it's free.*

Do you want to create emotional connections with your audience and leave a lasting impact? 🤩

Have you ever given a presentation and felt like you were speaking to a room full of zombies? The truth is, your audience is not the problem. The problem is that you're not using one of the most powerful tools in your public speaking arsenal: storytelling.

In this masterclass, we'll teach you how to harness the power of storytelling to create emotional connections with your audience, deliver strong messages that leave a lasting impact, and stand out in your academic and professional pursuits.

Here's the Masterclass Roadmap

In this 4-session masterclass, you will learn to identify the elements of a successful story, understand why storytelling is important, apply appropriate story formats for a given goal or situation, and craft your own compelling story to be performed in front of an audience.

Session 1: Compelling narratives

In this session, we will explore the importance of storytelling. Understand how you can create compelling narratives that captivate your audience. In addition, we will also learn how to apply short stories in various aspects of our daily lives, such as in our relationships, at work, or in our communities.

Session 2: Elements & Structure

We will cover principles and elements of compelling storytelling, including plot and structure. Additionally, we will learn how to add interest by using humor and suspense in our stories. We will also discuss the importance of developing the setting, which can help create an immersive experience for our audience. 

Session 3: Beyond the words

We will focus on delivery, which includes body language and vocal techniques to maximise storytelling. We will also explore the use of sensory details in our descriptions, which can add depth and richness. 

Session 4: EURx Talks - Storytime

You will have the opportunity to perform live storytelling in front of an audience at our EURx Talks. It is time to tell your 5 minute captivating story to our audience and apply the skills you have learned.

This course is valued at €350 but you can get it for free.

You just have to pay a €20 deposit fee to secure your spot that you get back once you finish the course😉.

Warning: We only have 8 spots available this round.

Be part of the 2nd cohort!

Important Information

Erasmus University Rotterdam students and recent alumni can enjoy the Art and Skill of Storytelling masterclass for free, thanks to the support of the Community for Learning and Innovation at Erasmus University Rotterdam. To secure your spot, a small deposit fee of 20€ is required during registration. Learn more about it here.

Save money

Get 100% free access with a commitment boost! A small deposit of 20€ secures your spot and is refunded upon successful completion.

Commit to success

Devote 4 hours a week, including 1 hour for prep and 2.5 hours for training, to complete the course and achieve success.

Earn recognition

Showcasing your new skills to future employers with a badge in EduBadges, the official extracurricular certification platform from EUR.

Meet your trainer


Tuesdays at 17h30

Kousar is a passionate storyteller. He knows that storytelling is a powerful tool that can connect people and leave a lasting impression. He believes that everyone has the potential to become a great storyteller, and he wants to help you unlock that potential.


Small parts of some sessions might be recorded, or screenshots of the zoom calls might be taken for communication, education and/or marketing purposes.


Applications work on a first-come, first-serve basis; however, time slots will only open if a minimum of 8 students enroll.


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