Corporate workshops

Corporate communication skills workshop for businesses and institutions

The amateur tells the word
the professional tells the story
but the artist tells the listener!

(origin uncertain)

Communication skills are a key element of successful commercial and managerial development

Good communication means developing listening skills, because a listener understands:

  • Listening to the concerns of others in the company (not just directing)
  • Listening to the concerns of customers (not just advertising)

Good communication means developing interactive skills, so others understand you:

  • understand your perspective within the organisation
  • understand what you have to offer

Good communication means developing para-language:

  • how to use your body language
  • how to use the tonal range of your voice

Yet many people are unaware of the inter-personal, commercial and managerial importance of these factors.
And communication skills are often neglected in company training.

Who needs these workshops

  • Managers
  • Organisations
  • Teachers
  • Anyone who needs to communicate

What happens in the workshops

In varied activities – in small and large groups – participants learn from the art of storytelling how to increase the sensitivity and efficiency of their own communication skills.


The workshops are conducted in English or German.

Group size

The minimum number of participants is around ten.
The maximum number is more flexible. I have often led workshops of over 60 participants: due to the many partner- and small-group phases, this is quite feasible.

Workshop length

Workshops can be of any length (although half a day is the recommended minimum) and for any number of participants.

Clients include

  • Ernst & Young
  • Toastmasters Nuremberg
  • GIZ
Workshop for GIZ, Addis Ababa

English through storytelling workshops

Communication skills for secondary students and adults

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Permission to tell outlines my views on copyright

For those who are teachers: Telling stories in the classroom: basing language teaching on storytelling