Discover an effective technique for crafting highly magnetic micro-stories for your communication needs.

Micro-Stories

… are exceptionally brief narratives that convey a complete plot in a compact format, such as video clips, photos, posters, audio, or pure text.

Despite their brevity, micro-stories are laden with meaning, depth, and emotion. They are designed to spark curiosity and are ideal for building an engaged audience for your messages and information!

But guess what?

Lots of businesses, organizations, solopreneurs, and content creators out there are snoozing on the storytelling party, missing out on all the cool hacks. 😴 

🏁 Today’s Formula 1-like pit stop media consumer demands ultra-swift, multitasking savvy storytellers.

Buckle up.

Now, you’ve got just a few seconds to grab someone’s attention amidst a whirlwind of distractions. But it’s not only about speed. The audience wants your story to be real, transparent, and consistent across all platforms and touchpoints, too.

Easy, right? 😜

However, that’s why I cooked up this workshop! 

Micro-storytelling is like the espresso shot of content—quick, powerful, and addictively good—giving you cool chances to cut through the noise and make a lasting impression on your followers, fans and future clients.

Are you ready to elevate your storytelling game?

“Long Story Short“ is a One-Day In-House Workshop Experience for Companies and Non-Profit-Organizations.

Unlock your storytelling potential to create bite-sized, shareable micro-stories that captivate audiences across all platforms.

Elevate your stories with our hands-on workshop!

  • Get to know excellent storytelling examples, understand them and appropriate them for your purpose.
  • Discover how neuroscientific insights and storytelling principles can help you craft compelling micro-stories that captivate and engage your audience.

  • Gain access to concrete ideas, actionable insights, ready-to-use templates, and expert tips for successful publication and practical implementation.

Discover What's Happening at the Workshop

Let's kick off with Part One, "The Lightbulb Session", diving straight into the essentials of storytelling.
In this session, we’ll decode sample stories , and spot the dramatic elements that make a story shine.
We'll also delve into some fascinating brain science—think of it as adding a powerful tool to your storytelling kit.
Next, we’ll get into Micro-Storytelling. What exactly is it? What makes it good? Where can you use it to make the biggest impact?
We'll hash out all these questions in a lively “Round Table” discussion, to sharpen your critical eye and open you up to fresh perspectives on storytelling.
The second part of our workshop is called “The Time To Deliver Session.”
Here you work on real world examples with templates that will help you master the Micro-Storytelling Method.
We’ll work together to create a story, then break into groups to derive micro-stories tailored for specific online and offline use cases like YouTube, Instagram/TikTok, LinkedIn, trade show presentations, or ads.
And yes, one of the coolest parts—You'll learn how to use AI as a co-writer to churn out ideas and refine your stories efficiently.
We'll wrap up the day with group presentations, feedback sessions, and some extra tips to keep your storytelling skills sharp.
Plus, you won’t be left hanging after the workshop—there will be a follow-up online meeting a few days later to address any new questions and give feedback on your latest storytelling projects.
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It's high time you learned a super handy skill:

master micro-storytelling for video, photo, animation, PR, or ads.

Your benefits from this workshop:

Please click on the bullet points below for more information.

Gain a deep understanding of the seven essential narrative structures, providing you with the foundational tools to craft compelling stories across various formats.

Develop new micro-storytelling skills, with hands-on experience creating micro-stories tailored for platforms like YouTube, Instagram/TikTok, LinkedIn, as well as non-digital formats.

Become adept at crafting short, impactful narratives suitable for a variety of contexts.

Learn how your brain processes stories to make your storytelling more impactful.

Acquire practical experience using storytelling methods, templates, and checklists, streamlining your writing process and making it faster and more efficient.

Learn how to effectively use AI apps like Chat GPT as a co-writer, enhancing your ability to brainstorm and refine story ideas quickly and efficiently.

Gain the ability to confidently discuss storytelling with content creators, agencies, and filmmakers, and provide them with professional, crystal-clear briefs.

Develop the skills to produce budget-friendly micro-story content on your own.

Do you need this? Let's consider statistics

Imagine what it would be like to engage your customers on a deeper level through micro-storytelling and turn them into loyal advocates.

8 %

of consumers seek emotional connections with brands, and 84% of those who feel emotionally connected make purchases (according to a SproudSocial Study).

15 %

Additionally, 71% of customers prefer buying from companies whose values align with their own (5W Public Relations).

Three Reasons Why Stories Work

Never underestimate the power of a good old story. It doesn’t just convey information—it makes you remember, feel, and act. From your ancestors’ fireside chats to your modern-day Instagram posts, storytelling remains king.

Picture this: it’s ancient times, and your ancestors are huddled around a fire. One of them, tells a story. Everyone’s hooked.

Why?

Because our brains are literally wired to love stories.

Neuroscientists have found that stories activate multiple areas of our brains, making us not just listen but experience the narrative.

When hearing about an ancient chase through a dense forest, your brain’s visual and motor cortices light up as if you were actually there.

Stories have this fantastic way of stirring emotions. They make people laugh, cry, and even feel a pang of inspiration. And when emotions are involved, retention goes up dramatically. Your story? It’s sticking with them.

Humans love narratives because they typically follow a structure: beginning, middle, climax, end. This flows naturally and makes information digestible. Imagine trying to remember 200 random facts versus recalling the plot of your favorite movie.

The Workshop Program

This workshop with a duration of approx. 8 hours (breaks included) is a one-day experience divided into two parts: the “Lightbulb Session“ for some basic and fun storytelling lessons, followed by the “Time to Deliver” session where you get hands-on with materials provided to craft your own stories or to practise with demo content.

Welcome

– Short introduction of the participants

– Overview of the workshop objectives and goals

Part 1: „The Lightbulb Session“

– Unlocking the secrets of great stories: Exploring 7 key structures and the essential elements of captivating narratives

– Neuroscientific insights for your storytelling toolkit: How our brain processes stories

– Your recipe for storytelling success: Adopt proven structures and adapt them creatively

As part of a short, moderated discussion between all participants, the following topics will be covered:

– How and where to apply micro-storytelling in today’s brand communication?

– What are the criteria for the quality of a micro-story? 

Part 2: „Time to deliver Session“

– Introducing the methodology, the working templates, and resources for the hands-on session.

– Exercise: Participants will work in groups to apply different storytelling concepts learned to create micro-stories for assigned goals and scenarios with the help of provided templates and the support of AI.

– Groups will present their micro-stories, followed by a story check, feedback, and discussion.

– Recap of key learnings from the workshop.

– Practical tips on how to incorporate micro-stories into your marketing strategy, and the production of content.

– Opportunity to give feedback, ask questions, and seek further guidance.

Unlock Exclusive Bonuses!

When you enrol in our Micro-Storytelling Workshop you’ll also receive a unique bundle of exclusive bonuses designed to maximize your storytelling potential. These resources will amplify your ability to stay consistent, engage, and publish great stories.

Here’s a sneak peek at what awaits you:

You receive a meticulously crafted handout featuring examples, explanations, a story check method, and other storytelling resources such as triggers, drivers, and motives to aid in the creation process. You’ll be equipped with all the insights needed to elevate your storytelling game.

– Receive customizable story templates tailored for various use cases. These templates are designed to help you craft compelling narratives efficiently, ensuring your stories resonate across all touchpoints.

– Get personalized feedback and guidance with an 60-minute coaching session with our storytelling expert after the workshop. This session is an invaluable opportunity to receive tailored advice, refine your stories, and ensure you’re on the path to success.

– Enjoy lifetime updates to all workshop materials published in the future, including video recordings, worksheets, and resources. Revisit and review the content anytime to refine your skills and keep your storytelling techniques sharp.

Upon successfully completing the workshop, receive a personalized certificate of completion. Showcase your newly acquired skills and add a valuable credential to your professional portfolio.

Now it's the time!

Imagine captivating your audience with catchy, straight-to-the-point micro-stories effortlessly and consistently. Elevate your impact and connect like never before.

This is the only workshop I know of that’s specifically designed for today’s super-relevant micro-stories.

You know that improving your storytelling skills will take you a big step further: in the awareness and popularity of your brand, in opening up new target groups, or in cooperation with agencies and creatives.

So why wait?

The problem is that available time slots in the coming weeks are limited. That’s why it’s important to act now.

So please fill out the form now to schedule a non-binding discovery call and get everything started.

Let’s Discuss Your Workshop!

We’d love to talk with you in person to answer all your questions and customize the workshop content for the best possible results. Please fill out the form below, and we’ll be in touch with you as soon as possible.

Book your non-binding discovery call here!

Who is this workshop for?

This workshop, ideal for brand communicators, marketing professionals, content creators, educators, and solopreneurs, requires no prior storytelling experience. Even seasoned storytellers will gain new skills in crafting impactful narratives, engaging audiences, and communicating compellingly. Contrary to belief, exceptional creativity isn’t required—just a solid methodology, some basic knowledge, and AI support.

If you seek a simple, practical method to elevate your storytelling, this workshop is perfect for you.

Additionally, company workshops can be customized to focus on your specific project needs. A preliminary Zoom meeting will ensure the content aligns with your objectives.

The Ahhh and Ohhh Effect!

Why Ahhh? This workshop acts as a key to a hidden door you never knew existed. After this workshop, you’ll gain a new perspective on movies, articles, presentations, and social media posts. You’ll uncover the structures behind them and learn to recognize quality storytelling.

Why Ohhh? By embracing our micro-storytelling method and utilizing our collection of storytelling elements, you’ll surprise and delight yourself with your newfound abilities.

Who I Am and My Mission for This Workshop

Hey there, I’m Christopher Langen! I’m here to help you master micro-storytelling.

With over two decades as a writer, filmmaker, video producer, and creative agency leader, my mission is to help you captivate your audience and give a voice to those who deserve it. I love good stories and can’t wait to share my methods to enhance your storytelling skills.

Why am I the right fit to guide this workshop?

My journey began as a freelance journalist and city magazine publisher. I studied social science documentary film and German literature, which honed my academic research and dramaturgic storytelling techniques. Over the years, I’ve worked with the World Exhibition ‘Expo 2000’ in Germany, a TV production company, and founded my own video production agency, working with people both behind and in front of the camera, and creating a wide range of storytelling content.

The best projects are those that put the story front and center. My goal isn’t just to share my knowledge, but to empower you to confidently pursue your storytelling goals. Join me to unlock the secrets of screenwriters, neuroscientists, and marketers to craft powerful, bite-sized brand stories.

I am very much looking forward to working with you! Let’s rock those micro-stories together! 🚀

The Preparation of the workshop in 5 steps

The journey begins with an online-meeting where we take the time to understand your company’s unique needs and objectives based on a questionnaire you will receive beforehand.

During this call, we’ll discuss the following:

Opportunities for Improvement: Pinpointing key areas for team growth.

Goals: Defining what you hope to achieve from the workshop.

Team Dynamics: Gaining insights into the team structure and dynamics to tailor the workshop content effectively.

Preferred Topics: Outlining specific topics or areas for crafting stories.

This call ensures that the workshop is fully customized to meet your organization’s requirements, guaranteeing maximum impact and relevance.

Based on insights from the discovery call, we will:

Draft Workshop Content: Create a tailored workshop outline that addresses your specific needs and objectives.

Schedule Planning: Coordinate with you to find the most suitable dates and times for the workshop, ensuring minimal disruption to your daily operations.

Details of Implementation: Finalize logistical details such as duration, venue requirements, materials needed, and any special accommodations.

Once the workshop plan is agreed upon, we will move on to the next step.

To formalize the arrangement, we will provide a binding booking contract that includes:

Workshop Overview: Detailed description of the workshop content and objectives.

Customization Specifics: Specific customizations that have been agreed upon.

Schedule: Confirmed dates and times.

Logistics: Detailed requirements for the workshop implementation.

This contract ensures that all parties are clear on the expectations and deliverables.

On the scheduled date, our experienced facilitator will conduct the workshop at your location. During the workshop, we will:

Engage and Interact: Use a mix of theoretical knowledge and practical exercises to engage participants.

Feedback: Encourage real-time feedback to adjust the session in response to the team’s needs.

Supportive Environment: Create a supportive atmosphere that promotes learning and collaboration.

Our aim is to provide a transformative experience that equips your team with actionable skills and insights.

After the workshop, we offer an online follow-up meeting to ensure lasting benefits. In this session:

Review and Reflect: Discuss the outcomes of the workshop and any immediate changes observed.

Offer Additional Tips: Provide further guidance and tips to help embed the new practices and knowledge.

Answer Questions: Address any lingering questions or concerns to ensure complete clarity and confidence in applying what was learned.

This follow-up meeting helps to reinforce the workshop content and addresses any additional needs that may arise post-implementation.

By following this comprehensive process, we ensure that the in-house workshop meets your expectations, delivering meaningful and lasting benefits to your team and organization.

Stay in the loop!

If you would like to receive occasional emails from us about storytelling, workshops, trade shows, and our projects, just sign up here.

FAQ

In the following, you may find answers to questions we are frequently asked by our customers and partners. 

**1. What is the duration of the workshop?** The workshop will be a full-day event, typically lasting from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

**2. What topics will be covered during the workshop?** The workshop will encompass subjects related to the theory and practice of micro-storytelling. Please refer to the workshop program for a detailed list of topics.

**3. Who can participate in the workshop?** Companies or organizations that book this workshop can offer up to 12 spots for participants. We recommend it for anyone in marketing, sales, customer support, social media content creation, solopreneurs, and all stakeholders involved in communication tasks.

**4. Do participants need to prepare anything in advance?** Participants are encouraged to bring their smart phone or laptop. Any specific pre-workshop preparation requirements will be communicated in advance.

**5. Will there be breaks and lunch provided during the workshop?** Yes, there will be breaks in between sessions and a lunch break will be provided. Snacks and refreshments will also be available throughout the day.

**6. What should participants wear to the workshop?** Participants are encouraged to dress comfortably. Business casual attire is usually suitable for in-house workshops.

**7. Will there be interactive activities or group work during the workshop?** Yes, there will be interactive activities, group discussions, and group exercises incorporated into the workshop agenda to enhance participation and learning.

**8. Will certificates be provided upon completion of the workshop?** Certificates of participation will be provided to all attendees at the end of the workshop.

**9. Are there any specific learning objectives for the workshop?**  Yes, the workshop aims to achieve the following learning objectives. These objectives will be communicated at the beginning of the workshop.

  • Understanding the fundamentals of storytelling principles.
  • Insight into best practices for leveraging micro-storytelling to captivate online audiences and build brand authenticity.
  • Proficiency in applying key storytelling elements into your video strategy.
  • Hands-on experience in creating engaging stories through interactive exercises. Working with a micro-storytelling methodology to create quality content.
  • Ability to discuss storytelling at eye level with content creators, agencies, and filmmakers and brief them professionally or to produce content on your own on a budget. 

**10. How can participants provide feedback on the workshop?** Participants will be provided with feedback forms at the end of the workshop to share their thoughts, suggestions, and comments about the workshop content, organization, and facilitation.

**11. Will materials and resources be provided to participants?** Yes, participants will receive workshop materials, handouts, and any necessary resources to support their learning during the workshop.

**12. Who will be facilitating the workshop?** The workshop will be facilitated by Christopher Langen, who is an experienced professional in the field of video strategy, storytelling, and video production.

**13. How can participants contact the workshop organizers for any additional inquiries?** Participants can contact the workshop organizers at hello[at]bureauofstories.com and under the phone number +34 678 080 914 for any additional information or inquiries.

**14. By the end of the workshop, participants will be equipped to effectively incorporate impactful micro-story content into their communication responsibilities. They will learn how to:

  • Know and apply the most important storytelling rules through a storytelling method and template for both crafting and analyzing stories.
  • Create professional and effective storytelling briefings for colleagues, coworkers, and external content creators.
  • Sculpt bite-sized, shareable stories out of a large amount of complex data and information.

Is this workshop the right fit?

Are you torn between different options for enhancing your team’s communication and engagement skills? Let us guide you to the best choice through a simple breakdown of your alternatives.

You might consider trying to develop storytelling skills internally, relying on existing resources and informal guidance.

What’s the catch?

  • Limited Expertise: Without specialized knowledge, you may only scratch the surface of effective storytelling.
  • Time-Consuming: The trial-and-error approach can drain valuable time and resources.
  • Risk of Inefficiency: Miscommunication and lack of focus can hinder the learning process.

Another option is enrolling in broad communication or public speaking courses.

What’s the catch?

  • Lack of Specialization: General programs often don’t delve into the unique art and science of storytelling.
  • Generic Content: The one-size-fits-all approach may not address your specific needs and industry nuances.
  • Overwhelming Information: An overload of various techniques can leave your team confused rather than confident.

Attending industry events to gain insights from speakers and workshops is another route.

What’s the catch?

  • One-Off Sessions: Short sessions may provide instant inspiration but lack continuous, personalized support.
  • Limited Interaction: Large audiences restrict hands-on practice and individualized feedback.
  • Inconsistent Value: The wide range of speakers means you might not always hit the jackpot with relevant content.

The Clear Winner: Our Tailored Storytelling Workshop.

Here’s why our storytelling workshop stands head and shoulders above the rest:

Our workshop dives deep into the art of storytelling, guided by an experienced professional who understand the nuances of crafting compelling narratives with more than 20 years history in the video marketing industry.

We work with you to tailor the content specifically around your industry, projects, and team needs, ensuring relevant and immediately applicable learning.

Our workshop emphasizes active participation, with practical exercises and individualized feedback to guarantee your team acquires and hones their storytelling skills.

Beyond the initial workshop, we offer a one-hour follow-up Zoom meeting to empower your team in consistently applying their storytelling practices. This is included in the workshop fee. Additionally, we offer ongoing consulting support, which can be purchased separately.

Many companies have transformed their communication strategies through projects and cooperations with Bureau of Stories, boosting both internal cohesion and external impact. 

Make the decision that’s best for your team’s development. Choose our specialized storytelling workshop and watch as your communication skills soar, fostering ease, confidence, and lasting professional growth.

If your question is not covered here, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. Thank you!

Please leave your name and email address in the form below, and write your question in the message box. You can also leave your phone number if you prefer to receive a response via phone.

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Are you ready to elevate your storytelling game?

“Long Story Short“ is a One-Day In-House Workshop experience for companies and non-profit organizations.

Discover and learn an effective technique for crafting highly magnetic micro-stories for your communication and advertising needs.

Micro-Stories

… are exceptionally brief narratives that convey a complete plot in a compact format, such as video clips, photos, posters, audio, or pure text.

Despite their brevity, micro-stories are laden with meaning, depth, and emotion. They are designed to spark curiosity and are ideal for building an engaged audience for your messages and information!

But guess what?

Lots of businesses, organizations, solopreneurs, and content creators out there are snoozing on the storytelling party, missing out on all the cool hacks. 😴 

🏁 Today’s Formula 1-like pit stop media consumer demands ultra-swift, multitasking savvy storytellers.

Buckle up.

Now, you’ve got just a few seconds to grab someone’s attention amidst a whirlwind of distractions. But it’s not only about speed. The audience wants your story to be real, transparent, and consistent across all platforms and touchpoints, too.

Easy, right? 😜

However, that’s why I cooked up this workshop! 

Micro-storytelling is like the espresso shot of content—quick, powerful, and addictively good—giving you cool chances to cut through the noise and make a lasting impression on your followers, fans and future clients.

Elevate your stories with our hands-on workshop!

  • Get to know excellent storytelling examples, understand them and appropriate them for your purpose.
  • Discover how neuroscientific insights and storytelling principles can help you craft compelling micro-stories that captivate and engage your audience.

  • Gain access to concrete ideas, actionable insights, ready-to-use templates, and expert tips for successful publication and practical implementation.

Discover What's Happening at the Workshop

Let's kick off with Part One, "The Lightbulb Session", diving straight into the essentials of storytelling.
In this session, we’ll explore sample stories to uncover the seven essential narrative structures and identify key dramatic elements.
We'll also delve into some fascinating brain science—think of it as adding a powerful tool to your storytelling kit.
Next, we’ll get into Micro-Storytelling. What exactly is it? What makes it good? Where can you use it to make the biggest impact?
We'll hash out all these questions in a lively “Round Table” discussion, to sharpen your critical eye and open you up to fresh perspectives on storytelling.
The second part of our workshop is called “The Time To Deliver Session.”
Here you work on real world examples with templates that will help you master the Micro-Storytelling Method.
We’ll work together to create a story, then break into groups …
… to derive micro-stories tailored for specific online and offline use cases like YouTube, Instagram/TikTok, LinkedIn, trade show presentations, or ads.
And yes, one of the coolest parts—You'll learn how to use AI as a co-writer to churn out ideas and refine your stories efficiently.
We'll wrap up the day with group presentations, feedback sessions, and some extra tips to keep your storytelling skills sharp.
Plus, you won’t be left hanging after the workshop—there will be a follow-up online meeting a few days later to address any new questions and give feedback on your latest storytelling projects.
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It's high time you learned a super handy skill:

Micro-storytelling for video, photo, animation, PR, or ads.

Your benefits from this workshop:

Please click on the bullet points to display further information.

Gain a deep understanding of the seven essential narrative structures, providing you with the foundational tools to craft compelling stories across various formats.

Develop new micro-storytelling skills, with hands-on experience creating micro-stories tailored for platforms like YouTube, Instagram/TikTok, LinkedIn, as well as non-digital formats.

Become adept at crafting short, impactful narratives suitable for a variety of contexts.

Learn how your brain processes stories to make your storytelling more impactful.

Acquire practical experience using storytelling methods, templates, and checklists, streamlining your writing process and making it faster and more efficient.

Learn how to effectively use AI apps like Chat GPT as a co-writer, enhancing your ability to brainstorm and refine story ideas quickly and efficiently.

Gain the ability to confidently discuss storytelling with content creators, agencies, and filmmakers, and provide them with professional, crystal-clear briefs.

Develop the skills to produce budget-friendly micro-story content on your own.

Do you need this? Let's consider statistics

Imagine what it would be like to engage your customers on a deeper level through micro-storytelling and turn them into loyal advocates.

8 %

of consumers seek emotional connections with brands, and 84% of those who feel emotionally connected make purchases (according to a SproudSocial Study).

15 %

Additionally, 71% of customers prefer buying from companies whose values align with their own (5W Public Relations).

Three Reasons Why Stories Work

Never underestimate the power of a good old story. It doesn’t just convey information — it makes you remember, feel, and act. From your ancestors’ fireside chats to your modern-day Instagram posts, storytelling remains king.

Picture this: it’s ancient times, and your ancestors are huddled around a fire. One of them, tells a story. Everyone’s hooked.

Why?

Because our brains are literally wired to love stories.

Neuroscientists have found that stories activate multiple areas of our brains, making us not just listen but experience the narrative.

When hearing about an ancient chase through a dense forest, your brain’s visual and motor cortices light up as if you were actually there.

Stories have this fantastic way of stirring emotions. They make people laugh, cry, and even feel a pang of inspiration. And when emotions are involved, retention goes up dramatically. Your story? It’s sticking with them.

Humans love narratives because they typically follow a structure: beginning, middle, climax, end. This flows naturally and makes information digestible. Imagine trying to remember 200 random facts versus recalling the plot of your favorite movie.

The Workshop Program

This workshop with a duration of approx. 8 hours (breaks included) is a one-day experience divided into two parts: the “Lightbulb Session“ for some basic and fun storytelling lessons, followed by the “Time to Deliver” session where you get hands-on with materials provided to craft your own stories or to practise with demo content.

Welcome

– Short introduction of the participants

– Overview of the workshop objectives and goals

Part 1: „The Lightbulb Session“

– Unlocking the Secrets of Great Stories: Exploring 7 key structures and the essential elements of captivating narratives

– Neuroscientific insights for your storytelling toolkit: How our brain processes stories

– Your recipe for storytelling success: Adopt proven structures and adapt them creatively

As part of a short, moderated discussion between all participants, the following topics will be covered:

– How and where to apply micro-storytelling in today’s brand communication?

– What are the criteria for the quality of a micro-story? 

Part 2: „Time to deliver Session“

– Introducing the methodology, the working templates, and resources for the hands-on session.

– Exercise: Participants will work in groups to apply different storytelling concepts learned to create micro-stories for assigned goals and scenarios with the help of provided templates and the support of AI.

– Groups will present their micro-stories, followed by a story check, feedback, and discussion.

– Recap of key learnings from the workshop.

– Practical tips on how to incorporate micro-stories into your marketing strategy, and the production of content.

– Opportunity to give feedback, ask questions, and seek further guidance.

Unlock Exclusive Bonuses!

When you enroll in our Micro-Storytelling Workshop you’ll also receive a unique bundle of exclusive bonuses designed to maximize your storytelling potential. These resources will amplify your ability to stay consistent, engage, and publish great stories.

Here’s a sneak peek at what awaits you:

You receive a meticulously crafted handout featuring examples, explanations, a story check method, and other storytelling resources such as triggers, drivers, and motives to aid in the creation process. You’ll be equipped with all the insights needed to elevate your storytelling game.

– Receive customizable story templates tailored for various use cases. These templates are designed to help you craft compelling narratives efficiently, ensuring your stories resonate across all touchpoints.

– Get personalized feedback and guidance with an 60-minute coaching session with our storytelling expert after the workshop. This session is an invaluable opportunity to receive tailored advice, refine your stories, and ensure you’re on the path to success.

– Enjoy lifetime updates to all workshop materials published in the future, including video recordings, worksheets, and resources. Revisit and review the content anytime to refine your skills and keep your storytelling techniques sharp.

Upon successfully completing the workshop, receive a personalized certificate of completion. Showcase your newly acquired skills and add a valuable credential to your professional portfolio.

Now it's the time!

Imagine captivating your audience with catchy, straight-to-the-point micro-stories effortlessly and consistently. Elevate your impact and connect like never before.

This is the only workshop I know of specifically designed for today’s super-relevant micro-stories.

You know that improving your storytelling skills will take you a big step further: in the awareness and popularity of your brand, in opening up new target groups, or in cooperation with agencies and creatives.

So why wait?

The problem is that available time slots in the coming weeks are limited. That’s why it’s important to act now.

So please fill out the form now to schedule a non-binding discovery call and get everything started.

Let’s Discuss Your Workshop!

We’d love to talk with you in person to answer all your questions and customize the workshop content for the best possible results. Please fill out the form below, and we’ll be in touch with you as soon as possible.

Book your non-binding discovery call here!

Who is this workshop for?

This workshop, ideal for brand communicators, marketing professionals, content creators, educators, and solopreneurs, requires no prior storytelling experience. Even seasoned storytellers will gain new skills in crafting impactful narratives, engaging audiences, and communicating compellingly. Contrary to belief, exceptional creativity isn’t required—just a solid methodology, some basic knowledge, and AI support.

If you seek a simple, practical method to elevate your storytelling, this workshop is perfect for you.

Additionally, company workshops can be customized to focus on your specific project needs. A preliminary Zoom meeting will ensure the content aligns with your objectives.

The Ahhh and Ohhh Effect!

Why Ahhh? This workshop acts as a key to a hidden door you never knew existed. After this workshop, you’ll gain a new perspective on movies, articles, presentations, and social media posts. You’ll uncover the structures behind them and learn to recognize quality storytelling.

Why Ohhh? By embracing our micro-storytelling method and utilizing our collection of storytelling elements, you’ll surprise and delight yourself with your newfound abilities.

Who I Am and My Mission for This Workshop

Hey there, I’m Christopher Langen! I’m here to help you master micro-storytelling.

With over two decades as a writer, filmmaker, video producer, and creative agency leader, my mission is to help you captivate your audience and give a voice to those who deserve it.

I love good stories and can’t wait to share what I have learned over years to enhance your storytelling skills.

Why am I the right fit to guide this workshop?

My journey began as a freelance journalist and city magazine publisher. I studied social science documentary film and German literature, which honed my academic research and dramaturgic storytelling techniques.

Over the years, I’ve worked with the World Exhibition ‘Expo 2000’ in Germany, a TV production company, and founded my own video production agency, working with people both behind and in front of the camera, and creating a wide range of storytelling content.

The best projects are those that put the story front and center. My goal isn’t just to share my knowledge, but to empower you to confidently pursue your storytelling goals.

Join me to unlock the secrets of screenwriters, neuroscientists, and marketers to craft powerful, bite-sized brand stories.

I am very much looking forward to working with you! Let’s rock those micro-stories together! 🚀

Stay in the loop!

If you would like to receive occasional emails from us about storytelling, workshops, trade shows, and our projects, just sign up here.

FAQ

In the following, you may find answers to questions we are frequently asked by our customers and partners. 

**1. What is the duration of the workshop?** The workshop will be a full-day event, typically lasting from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

**2. What topics will be covered during the workshop?** The workshop will encompass subjects related to the theory and practice of micro-storytelling. Please refer to the workshop program for a detailed list of topics.

**3. Who can participate in the workshop?** Companies or organizations that book this workshop can offer up to 12 spots for participants. We recommend it for anyone in marketing, sales, customer support, social media content creation, solopreneurs, and all stakeholders involved in communication tasks.

**4. Do participants need to prepare anything in advance?** Participants are encouraged to bring their smart phone or laptop. Any specific pre-workshop preparation requirements will be communicated in advance.

**5. Will there be breaks and lunch provided during the workshop?** Yes, there will be breaks in between sessions and a lunch break will be provided. Snacks and refreshments will also be available throughout the day.

**6. What should participants wear to the workshop?** Participants are encouraged to dress comfortably. Business casual attire is usually suitable for in-house workshops.

**7. Will there be interactive activities or group work during the workshop?** Yes, there will be interactive activities, group discussions, and group exercises incorporated into the workshop agenda to enhance participation and learning.

**8. Will certificates be provided upon completion of the workshop?** Certificates of participation will be provided to all attendees at the end of the workshop.

**9. Are there any specific learning objectives for the workshop?**  Yes, the workshop aims to achieve the following learning objectives. These objectives will be communicated at the beginning of the workshop.

  • Understanding the fundamentals of storytelling principles.
  • Insight into best practices for leveraging micro-storytelling to captivate online audiences and build brand authenticity.
  • Proficiency in applying key storytelling elements to your video strategy.
  • Hands-on experience in creating engaging stories through interactive exercises. Working with a micro-storytelling methodology to create quality content.
  • Ability to discuss storytelling at eye level with content creators, agencies, and filmmakers and brief them professionally or to produce content on your own on a budget. 

 

**10. How can participants provide feedback on the workshop?** Participants will be provided with feedback forms at the end of the workshop to share their thoughts, suggestions, and comments about the workshop content, organization, and facilitation.

**11. Will materials and resources be provided to participants?** Yes, participants will receive workshop materials, handouts, and any necessary resources to support their learning during the workshop.

**12. Who will be facilitating the workshop?** The workshop will be facilitated by Christopher Langen, who is an experienced professional in the field of video strategy, storytelling, and video production.

**13. How can participants contact the workshop organizers for any additional inquiries?** Participants can contact the workshop organizers at hello[at]bureauofstories. com and under the phone number +34 678 080 914 for any additional information or inquiries.

**14. By the end of the workshop, participants will be equipped to effectively incorporate impactful micro-story content into their communication responsibilities. They will learn how to:

  • Know and apply the most important storytelling rules through a storytelling method and template for both crafting and analyzing stories.
  • Create professional and effective storytelling briefings for colleagues, coworkers, and external content creators.
  • Sculpt bite-sized, shareable stories out of a large amount of complex data and information.

Is this workshop the right fit?

Are you torn between different options for enhancing your team’s communication and engagement skills? Let us guide you to the best choice through a simple breakdown of your alternatives.

You might consider trying to develop storytelling skills internally, relying on existing resources and informal guidance.

What’s the catch?

  • Limited Expertise: Without specialized knowledge, you may only scratch the surface of effective storytelling.
  • Time-Consuming: The trial-and-error approach can drain valuable time and resources.
  • Risk of Inefficiency: Miscommunication and lack of focus can hinder the learning process.

Another option is enrolling in broad communication or public speaking courses.

What’s the catch?

  • Lack of Specialization: General programs often don’t delve into the unique art and science of storytelling.
  • Generic Content: The one-size-fits-all approach may not address your specific needs and industry nuances.
  • Overwhelming Information: An overload of various techniques can leave your team confused rather than confident.

Attending industry events to gain insights from speakers and workshops is another route.

What’s the catch?

  • One-Off Sessions: Short sessions may provide instant inspiration but lack continuous, personalized support.
  • Limited Interaction: Large audiences restrict hands-on practice and individualized feedback.
  • Inconsistent Value: The wide range of speakers means you might not always hit the jackpot with relevant content.

The Clear Winner: Our Tailored Storytelling Workshop.

Here’s why our storytelling workshop stands head and shoulders above the rest:

Our workshop dives deep into the art of storytelling, guided by an experienced professional who understand the nuances of crafting compelling narratives with more than 20 years history in the video marketing industry.

We work with you to tailor the content specifically around your industry, projects, and team needs, ensuring relevant and immediately applicable learning.

Our workshop emphasizes active participation, with practical exercises and individualized feedback to guarantee your team acquires and hones their storytelling skills.

Beyond the initial workshop, we offer a one-hour follow-up Zoom meeting to empower your team in consistently applying their storytelling practices. This is included in the workshop fee. Additionally, we offer ongoing consulting support, which can be purchased separately.

Many companies have transformed their communication strategies through projects and cooperations with Bureau of Stories, boosting both internal cohesion and external impact. 

Make the decision that’s best for your team’s development. Choose our specialized storytelling workshop and watch as your communication skills soar, fostering ease, confidence, and lasting professional growth.

If your question is not covered here, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. Thank you!

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