Best Free Storytelling Courses

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The Magic of Storytelling: The Gateway to Literacy

Early Childhood Education - Discover Playful Ways to Engage Children in Storytelling

Created by Mary Ann Biermeier, M.Ed. - Instructional Designer


Students: 14259, Price: Free

Literacy begins with telling our story!  Discover playful and creative ways to engage children in speaking and writing about their lives through imaginary play.

This course follows the research of Vivian Paley, examining our adult perceptions of children's learning and the value of imaginary play.  We will examine the work of Vygotsky and Dewey as they describe the child as a social learner, becoming knowledgeable within the context of group work.  Finally we will encourage teachers to take a leap of faith in modeling storytelling based upon the real stories occurring in your classroom.

This course includes over 60 minutes of quality classroom video and pdf article downloads.

2 PDHs with Certificate of Participation upon completion.

Udemy does NOT provide Certificates for FREE course.

LIFT Your Storytelling To Improve Your Public Speaking

Experienced storyteller, writer and standup comedian, Lynn Ferguson, shares her checklist for public speaking.

Created by mark tweddle - Digital Marketing & Video Production in North Hollywood.


Students: 13677, Price: Free

Public Speaking can terrify even the most knowledgeable and well-prepared expert.  

At some point, however, we all have to speak. 

Some get the 'opportunity' to speak to large arena-sized audiences. More often, though, we speak to medium sized audiences at weddings and business presentations. However, the experience can still be terrifying when we speak to just a few individuals, as we interview for a job or present our work to bosses or important clients. 

Lots of people believe the fallacy that it is confidence that is required to be a great speaker. And it's just NOT true. Confidence is just too subjective to be useful and this short course will give you 4 more powerful attributes to improve your public speaking.

In this course the experienced storyteller, writer and standup comedian, Lynn Ferguson, shares her checklist for public speaking. A checklist that will take you minutes to implement and yet will almost instantly improve the way you deliver your next story or presentation, changing the way you approach all public speaking opportunities.

Lynn Ferguson is an award winning writer-performer and a recognized force in the world of comedy. As a regular storyteller for The Moth, Lynn got bitten by the live storytelling bug in a way that she didn't get from other writing and performance experiences.  She created the YouTellYours storytelling school in Burbank California and holds a storytelling event in a small theatre every month.

This short checklist for public speaking tackles the issues Lynn has most observed in her students. These issues have virtually nothing to do with the plot of the story you are about to tell or the more technical aspects of narrative, story arc or inciting incidents. The checklist is a practical method to  help you start well, end well, commit and deliver your message.

No matter what audience you are about to face, this checklist will help you tell your story or deliver your presentation in a more compelling and seemingly more confident manner.

Included in the course are 4 stories from the YouTellYours storytelling school class events that highlight each aspect of the checklist.

Executive Data Storytelling

3 steps to deliver data stories that inspire leaders to act.

Created by Zack Mazzoncini - Data Storytelling Expert | Founder, Data Story Academy LLC.


Students: 4325, Price: Free

Why is executive data storytelling such an important skill to master?

A recent study by The Economist Group revealed these key insights about Executives:

90% of Executives agree:

“Gaining knowledge and becoming better informed is a priority to me.

93% of Executives agree:

“I am open to new ideas and experiences.”

Executives are open to new ways of seeing and understanding data.

But there is a major problem that exists as we show up and try to deliver data stories.

  1. We don’t know our executives.

  2. We don’t understand executive priorities.

  3. We don’t deliver data stories.

In this course you will learn how to identify and craft visual data stories and narratives that work for executives. This course will equip you with new inspiration around how to communicate with and work with your Executives and your leaders as well as provide you with tools and techniques that you can immediately use to tell more effective data stories.

Ready Storytelling slides in Business corporate presentation

No more preaching. Obtain the ready 140+ "picture book type" slides along with the useful case study. Impress your boss.

Created by Shripad Vaidya - Digital Banking expert with international experience


Students: 542, Price: Free

Content: - Go to end section. 140+ ready slides with either images, pictures, messages or templates. 100+ Bonus images.

Tagline: - "Be creative while creating stories from ready slides and templates in your business and corporate presentations"

In the contemporary world, most of the presenters have already acquired skills to present their reports or presentation using Excel, PowerPoint, Graphs, Chart, Infographics, etc.  Many a times, such presentations are successful with your audience . However, at some other time, you may find it very difficult to connect with your audience, as they may be looking for "reading between the lines" from your presentations, or in other words, they may be looking for a true story behind your presentation.

Welcome to this course of "Ready Story-making slides in Business and corporate presentation". This course complements those presenters with a science of "new methodology  and resources" in developing an interesting story out of those routine presentations.

It is important for presenters to generate enough interest in the way you describe any business happenings or real life events. A new wave is thriving within the business or a corporate world and also in a general life, where presenters can complement their routine power points, excels, graphs and charts with an interesting story while presenting these routine presentations.

AND THE GOOD NEW IS - this course gives you 100+ ready slide with royalty-free images and correlated ready messages on each of these slides. In addition, the course also gives you ready 40 title templates from Microsoft.

Impress your boss, colleagues, customer, students, management in either corporate sector, your office, at customer place, school, college or any other stakeholder's place. This is a great way to have ready answer to a question such as "how to impress your boss" "how to make good presentation" "how to engage your stakeholders" "how to tell a story" with ready pictures.

But do we stop at merely offering you the free ready slides? :-

Well, the Answer is -NO.

Along with various ready images, messages and pictures in this video lecture sessions, this course also guides you on - "how to create such slides with pictures and messages?", "where can you acquire  such free images or pictures?", "basics about the copyright on the images", "design idea automation available with Microsoft Office Intelligent services esp using MICROSOFT OFFICE 365", etc.

This course complements your own intelligence while generating great stories, along with the real life examples in the business world as well as life-in-general.

Do I need to be a creative person as a prerequisite before developing Storytelling presentations using "ART  OF STORYTELLING" methodology?  :- 

Well, the the answer is -NO.

You need not necessarily possess any inbuilt creative or artistic or literary skills, but you can learn the techniques of developing creative presentations from this course. Moreover, nature has already given various positive in-built strengths to a human being which he or she can  extrapolate.

Once you go through this course, it may open your mind and your natural insticts can help you to become - a good presenter, a good storyteller, a person who can engage his audience throughout the presentation journey.

In addition to various learning videos in this course, we have created a simulated case study for better understanding of utilizing the resources such as slides and methodology given within the course.

For example,  a case study within the course describes as to how  COVID19 pandemic has become a "blessing in disguise" for an Oxygen concentrator manufacturer,  so as to potentially grow it's business as a true global player as against just a regional outfit. This Story describes as to how a proposal was made by the company's top management to its board of directors and investors, using "ART OF STORYTELLING"   methodology and resources.

The following is a detailed description of the course

1. Introduction to this Storytelling course.

2. Art of storytelling which includes

• Human Nature of story-telling since early childhood and creating "the best"  out of that positivity.

• Replace those "boring, number crunching or mere descriptive presentations" in the business world or in an office environment,  with a "story creation" theme.

• Importance of storytelling in the corporate, business or any office.

• Design your ideas for various pictures and images using automation , provided by Microsoft Office Intelligent services and Office 365

• Copyright basics

• Royalty-free Images

• How to create good messaging correlating to each picture or an image.

3. Navigating the difficult terrain with ready slides and messages on topics such as

• Competition

• Difficulties or encumbrances or hurdles

• Deadline

4. Managing the journey with ready slides and messages on topics such as

• Focus

• Travel or destination

• Pro-activeness

5. Technology and Innovations with ready slides and messages on topics such as

• Technology

• Innovation

6. Positive results with ready slides and messages on topics such as

• Team Work

• Money

• Achievement

• Success

7. Microsoft 365 ready templates 

• 40 ready slides - Ready Title template from “Microsoft Office Intelligent services”

8. An illustrative case study of how top leadership team such as Chairman, CEO, and CFO of an Oxygen concentrator Manufacturing company  have used "Art of storytelling" methodology in presenting  an investment proposal to the Board of directors and investors, especially, when COVID19 has become a "blessing in Disguise" for them.

Downloadable slides

A. 100+ ready slides with pictures/images and messages on 16 different topics such as

• Competition

• Difficulties or encumbrances or hurdles

• Deadline / Work pressure

• Focus

• Travel / destination

• Proactive

• Technology

• Innovation

• Team Work

• Money

• Achievement

• Success

• Listening

• Meetings

• Work From Home

• Opportunity

B. 40 ready slides - Ready Title template from “Microsoft Office Intelligent services”

C. Bonus Download for you: - 100+ ready Bonus slides for this course.

Storytelling for Yellow Tulip Project

Step into your story to unleash the power within for creating change!

Created by Suzanne Fox - Executive Director of YTP


Students: 233, Price: Free

An Alchemist is a person who is able to turn any material into gold… So what is "Storytelling Alchemy"? Storytelling Alchemy strives to transform the difficult experiences from your life into a source of strength and inspiration for you, and for others.

In this course you will be guided to:

  • Skillfully navigate the stories you tell yourself about yourself;

  • Learn and utilize the Storytelling Alchemy framework to create and deliver your most powerful stories;

  • Join a community of care, commitment, and mutual empowerment;

  • Practice and master the delivery of your transformative stories;

  • Become more embodied and empowered as you share your stories;

  • Graduate from Storytelling Alchemy as a peer mentor to future course students.

This course is designed in two parts: Half of the course will be offered through live Zoom video calls, and half offered through pre-recorded classes here on Udemy. There will be assignments and supporting materials for you to explore, express, and flourish through this class.

There will be assignments and supporting materials for you to explore, express, and flourish through this class. YTP has always been about community and this course is no different. You will become part of YTP’s storytelling community. You will support each other and learn from each other every step of the way. At the end of the course you will become a part of the YTP’s storytelling community and be prepared to speak at future YTP events. You’ll also have the opportunity to share your story on the TEDed platform for changemakers who are interested.

There are two mistakes you can make -- Not to start and not to finish. The expectation is that you will show up to all live zoom classes as well as do the pre-recorded classes in advance. We will send weekly emails with reminders and progress updates.