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How to Grow a Story
Leader: Doug Lipman
This course requires an enrollment key
The natural way to find, develop, and practice stories. In this brief course, I will not teach you to “consciously create your story” - that method is all too often a trap that disables the complex workings of your unconscious mind. Rather, I’ll teach you how to consciously create the conditions in which your story can grow!
Hidden Storytelling Skills: the Four Primary Adjustment Sliders
Leader: Doug Lipman
This course requires an enrollment key
Learn the primary "scales" of storytelling, how to use them to round out your storytelling skills, and how to help others break the "concreteness barrier" in their storytelling.
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Doorway to the Hidden Storytelling Skills
Leader: Doug Lipman
Learn the three layers of storytelling skills, how to approach learning and teaching the mid-layer skills, and meet the most important "story slider."
Trusting the Story Vessel
Leader: Doug Lipman
This course requires an enrollment key
Trusting the Story Vessel logoA course for ministers in inspiring, teaching, and commanding attention through storytelling. (Read the complete description.)


Two Minute Stories: A Brief Course in Making Stories Brief
Leader: Doug Lipman
This course requires an enrollment key
No matter where or how you tell stories, the most valuable stories you have include the very short ones—one or two minutes long.

Why? Because these very brief stories are most likely to be widely heard. They are most likely to introduce you to new audiences and to lead directly to new bookings. In short, they are like money in the bank.

In this 4-session telephone and web course, you'll learn (in pithy, 5-minute lessons) the keys to shrinking stories without dessicating them, to compress the beautiful black coal of a story into a much smaller perfect diamond
Beginning Storytelling Toolkit - Deluxe Edition
This course requires an enrollment key
Learn storytelling without leaving your house! This course teaches you the fundamentals of storytelling in 4 lessons and 4 coaching/application sessions, spread over 8 months.


You will gain the abilities to persuade, inform and entertain through this ancient art that speaks to the deep reality of human nature.


This is the Deluxe Toolkit version of the 4-month course "How to Command Attention through Storytelling". This version contains full transcriptions of all recordings, and comes with valuable certificates (individual coaching and more).
Beginning Storytelling Toolkit - Regular Edition
Leader: Doug Lipman
This course requires an enrollment key
Learn storytelling without leaving your house! This course teaches you the fundamentals of storytelling in 4 lessons and 4 coaching/application sessions, spread over 8 months.


You will gain the abilities to persuade, inform and entertain through this ancient art that speaks to the deep reality of human nature.


This is the Regular Toolkit version of the course "How to Command Attention through Storytelling".
How to Command Attention Through Storytelling
Leader: Doug Lipman
This course requires an enrollment key
Learn storytelling without leaving your house! This course teaches you the fundamentals of storytelling in 4 lessons, spread over 2 months.


You will gain the abilities to persuade, inform and entertain through this ancient art that speaks to the deep reality of human nature.