Connect with Anyone: Storytelling Mastery Programme

Become an Engaging Communicator: Connect Deeply, Share Passionately

Connect with Anyone: Storytelling Mastery Programme

Become an Engaging Communicator: Connect Deeply, Share Passionately

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Build skills to become an engaging, fun speaker who keeps everyone hooked. Connect with people in a way that goes beyond the surface, creating meaningful bonds.

And of course, learn the tricks to making your ideas stick, leaving a lasting impact wherever you go, from work presentations to personal stories!

Do you relate to…?

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I struggle to make my ideas heard, and it's really frustrating. It’s difficult for me to create deeper and more meaningful conversations. I can’t convince others even when I have a good point. I’m not sure how to communicate without getting lost in details.
I’m afraid to sound boring and lose people’s attention.
I don't feel confident when speaking to new people or starting conversations.
I don’t know how to leave a positive first impression when networking.
Presenting and keeping conversations ongoing is challenging for me.

Do you relate to…?

Do you relate to…?

I’m afraid to sound boring and lose people’s attention.
I don't feel confident when speaking to new people or starting conversations.
I don’t know how to leave a positive first impression when networking.
Presenting and keeping conversations ongoing is challenging for me.

 or maybe...

Don't worry at all! We've got just what you need!

With our easygoing, skill-building approach, this course will turn you into a confident communicator and vibrant storyteller, no matter where you're starting from.

Say goodbye to those jitters when you're up there giving a presentation or diving into an important conversation. You'll be surprised at the conviction with which you express your thoughts.

Get ready to become calm and collected in any communication situation in no time!

This course is for you if you want to feel confident,
connect with people effortlessly, become memorable in:

Professional settings

Team meetings
Business presentations
Meeting new clients or partners
Job interviews & promotion discussions
Networking
Leadership and team building
Negotiating and persuading
Conflict resolution
Education & training
Podcasts, TV shows, social media

Personal Life

Romantic life
Friendship building
Family communication

Much More!

Any other situation requiring you to communicate effectively!


More than 7000 people have been empowered by Skillsme!

"Amazed by Skillsme Academy. Diana [Academy's Founder] is a high-end professional who puts a lot of energy and knowledge into her programmes. I sincerely recommend Skillsme Academy to those who understand that talking using facts and statements alone is not enough to be an effective communicator, especially if you want people to "buy" what you "sell". Skillsme taught me how to become more convincing and achieve desired results as a communicator while still sounding genuine and humane. It was a top level training."

Krisrina

Kristina S.

Spanish Teacher & Public Speaker

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Why choose our course?

Proven Results


Real-world Applicability


Expert Guidance


Unlike theoretical approaches, this course is founded on the proven principle that practice is the ultimate key to mastering communication skills.

Over 50 Engaging Video Lessons

Filled with practical knowledge and easy-to-implement techniques.

Bi-weekly Practice Opportunities

Converting knowledge into skills with peer-to-peer interactions and feedback.

Personalised Trainer Feedback

Trainer feedback on six stories you will prepare as part of the programme to build on your individual strengths, identify and eliminate any communication barriers.

Exclusive 24/7 Support Group

Access your trainer, peers and our team anytime. Continue transforming your life despite any setbacks.

Course Format & Schedule

Here's how our course is structured:

1) Part 1: On-Demand Video Lessons

Access a treasure trove of knowledge and engaging exercises on storytelling whenever it suits you. 

2) Part 2: Live Practice Sessions on Zoom (Storytellers’ Gym)
available to plans Master of Stories and above

This is where the skill-building happens! Connect with your fellow learners in real-time and practise your storytelling skills on a variety of exciting topics.

Our 1-hour practice sessions take place on alternate Sundays at 18:00 UK time via Zoom (10:00 PT / 11:00 ET / 19:00 CET)

Check the schedule here.

Total Flexibility

100% MONEY BACK GUARANTEE

We're confident you'll love the course, but if you decide it's not for you within 14 days of purchase, we offer a full refund. You can learn more about refund terms at the checkout page.

Course Duration:

It's a 12-week journey, and all it asks of you is 2 hours per week!

Start Date: anytime

Why Join Now?

Secure the Pre-Sale Offer: 

Gain exclusive access to the course at a major 40% discount plus $1000 worth of bonuses by securing one of the first 50 seats.

Bonuses:

Exclusive one-on-one session with Diana Robertson focusing on effective communication for achieving career success (RRP: £215 ~ $270)
Entry to the annual Voice Mastery Workshop along with a Voice Training Workbook (RRP: £90 ~ $113)
Access to Skillsme Video Course “How to Stop Being Nervous When Speaking in Public” (RRP: £50 ~ $70)
Reserved free or heavily discounted seats as a Skillsme community member for any future paid workshops (Value: £500+ ~ $630).
Only 2 spots left with this offer

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How much?

GBP (£)

USD ($)

Hello Storyteller

Dive into our easy-to-follow 50+ video lessons at your own pace.
Learn storytelling with clear explanations, useful tips, and fun exercises in every lesson. These videos are great for building your skills on your own. 
Keep in mind: This plan is all about learning by yourself. It doesn't come with group practice, trainer feedback, or extra help.

£99

or 3 interest-free instalments of £33

Master of Stories

Get the full course with this plan! You'll get over 50 video lessons plus six 1-hour classes to practice with others.
These practice sessions are key to really getting good at storytelling. Plus, you'll be part of our WhatsApp group for extra support.

£249

or 3 interest-free instalments of £83

Storytelling Pro

most popular

Get the most out of the programme! You'll get 50+ video lessons, 6 x 1h practice sessions plus personal feedback from your trainer on storytelling exercises after each chapter.
This expert feedback helps make sure you're headed in the right direction.
You're also invited to an exclusive graduation party too!

£399

or 3 interest-free instalments of £133

Elite Storyteller

Get a programme made just for you! This plan is all about one-on-one sessions with the trainer, tailored to fit your specific needs and job.
This is perfect for busy professionals who want to see quick results.

£1199

or 3 interest-free instalments of £399

The prices are in USD for reference only; you'll be charged in GBP. 
Your bank's exchange rate and fees may vary. Please check with your bank for details.

Hello Storyteller

Dive into our easy-to-follow 50+ video lessons at your own pace.
Learn storytelling with clear explanations, useful tips, and fun exercises in every lesson. These videos are great for building your skills on your own. 
Keep in mind: This plan is all about learning by yourself. It doesn't come with group practice, trainer feedback, or extra help.

$126

or 3 interest-free instalments of $42

Master of Stories

Get the full course with this plan! You'll get over 50 video lessons plus six 1-hour classes to practice with others.
These practice sessions are key to really getting good at storytelling. Plus, you'll be part of our WhatsApp group for extra support.

$316

or 3 interest-free instalments of $105

Storytelling Pro

most popular

Get the most out of the programme! You'll get 50+ video lessons, 6 x 1h practice sessions plus personal feedback from your trainer on storytelling exercises after each chapter.
This expert feedback helps make sure you're headed in the right direction.
You're also invited to an exclusive graduation party too!

$507

or 3 interest-free instalments of $169

Elite Storyteller

Get a programme made just for you! This plan is all about one-on-one sessions with the trainer, tailored to fit your specific needs and job.
This is perfect for busy professionals who want to see quick results.

$1525

or 3 interest-free instalments of $508

What you'll learn in each chapter

Just press on each chapter to see what's inside

 CHAPTER 1: 

 THE POWER OF STORIES (WEEKS 1-2)

Unlock the transformative power of storytelling! In this chapter, you'll learn how storytelling can be a game-changer and help you achieve your goals.

What you’ll learn

The six applications of storytelling with real examples from Michelle Obama, Steve Jobs and Trevor Noah
Strategic storytelling: how to tell stories that influence people's opinions and decisions

Skills you’ll be building

Crafting stories with persuasive power
Communicating your ideas clearly through storytelling

Where you can apply this

Convince potential employers why you're the ideal candidate during job interviews
Negotiate a raise or promotion with confidence

 CHAPTER 2:
 STORY CREATION: THE BASICS (WEEKS 3-4)

In this chapter, you'll dive into the building blocks of compelling stories.

What you’ll learn

What qualifies as a story and the key ingredients of most stories
The most important element in storytelling that determines how interesting your stories are

Skills you’ll be building

Sharing personal experiences in a way that engages and inspires your listeners
Finding story-worthy events even in mundane everyday occurrences

Where you can apply this

Create captivating and inspiring stories for presentations, keynote speeches, podcasts, and interviews
Enhance everyday conversations and social interactions

 CHAPTER 3:
 STRUCTURING STORIES THAT STIR EMOTIONS (WEEKS 5-6)

In this chapter, you'll be structuring and telling stories that evoke strong emotions.

What you’ll learn

The storytelling structure used in Hollywood movies
How to build rapport and develop deep connections with your listeners

Skills you’ll be building

Evoking and managing emotions effectively within your narratives
Presenting ideas clearly, without overwhelming your audience with details

Where you can apply this

Enhancing public speaking skills to inspire and motivate audiences
Building stronger connections in personal and professional relationships

 CHAPTER 4:
 PAINT A PICTURE WITH YOUR WORDS (WEEKS 7-8)

In this chapter, you'll master techniques to deeply immerse your listeners in your stories.

What you’ll learn

The five "painting" techniques to bring your stories to life
The art of scene creation and dynamic storytelling through acting

Skills you’ll be building

Crafting vivid, picturesque descriptions that captivate your audience
Elevating engagement by skilfully acting out mini-scenes within your stories

Where you can apply this

In networking events to make a memorable first impression and stand out
During social gatherings to entertain and hold the attention of your audience

 CHAPTER 5:
 EDITING & PROHIBITED TRICKS (WEEKS 9-10)

In this chapter, you'll learn the ethical approach to refining and editing stories.

What you’ll learn

Techniques for beginning stories with intrigue and concluding them powerfully
The three major pitfalls to avoid in story editing

Skills you’ll be building

Effectively lengthening or condensing any story while retaining its essence
Elevating engagement and maintaining interest through skilful story editing

Where you can apply this

In team and client meetings to communicate more effectively
At romantic and social dinners to captivate and connect with your audience

 CHAPTER 6:
 DYNAMIC CONVERSATIONS AND DELIVERY (WEEKS 11-12)

In this chapter, we delve into seamlessly weaving stories into your conversations while enhancing your delivery skills.

This chapter offers a series of elective lessons, allowing you to tailor the learning experience to your individual needs.

The topics covered include:

Maintaining dynamic conversations
Speaking with confidence and charisma
Employing vocal variety to enrich your conversations
Mastering body language and eye contact for impactful delivery
Effectively expressing emotions when speaking
Strategies for staying focused and concise when talking
Techniques for speaking confidently in front of groups
Developing the skill of impromptu speaking without overthinking

 CHAPTER 7:
 YOUR STORY PROJECT (WEEK 12)

Here comes the grand finale! In this ultimate chapter, you'll apply everything you've learned throughout the course to create a captivating story of your choice. 

This story isn't just an assignment; you can reuse it later as your ticket to shine in real-life situations!

While the course spans 12 weeks, it only requires up to 2 hours per week.

We've designed it to be flexible, fitting seamlessly into your busy schedule

If you're still wondering: why does it take this long? 
It's because acquiring communication skills takes time! Doing a little every week, as opposed to a lot at once, will guarantee much better and sustainable results that can stay with you for life!

MEET YOUR TRAINERS:

Chapter 1:
The Power of Stories (weeks 1-2)

Introduction to how the course works and getting to know your trainer.

Chapter 2:
Story Creation: The Basics (weeks 3-4)

Learn where and how impromptu works while re-discovering yourself and your speaking styles.

Chapter 3:
Structuring Stories That Stir Emotions (weeks 5-6)

Learn the basic tools behind authentic public speaking. Solidify the learned techniques with practices and exercises along the way.

Chapter 4:
Paint a Picture with Your Words (weeks 7-8)

Learn how to build on the mindset of facing uncertainties. Discover your own and other people’s speaking styles. Build and refine yours.

Chapter 5:
Editing & Prohibited Tricks (weeks 9-10)

Learn how to turn your speech from something ordinary to extraordinary, from something chunky to something memorable, from a speech to The Speech.

Chapter 6:
Dynamic Conversations and Delivery (weeks 11-12)

Learn to impress and dazzle your stage, any stage. Find and identify your speaking purpose. Discover how one’s speech can be passed on as an everlasting legacy.

Part 7:
Your Story Project (week 12)

Learn about the power of empathy in words, sensitivity and cross-cultural understanding. Take the next steps  from being an impromptu speaker to becoming a confident leader through the art of public speaking.

Chapter 1:
The Power of Stories (weeks 1-2)

Introduction to how the course works and getting to know your trainer.

Chapter 2:
Story Creation: The Basics (weeks 3-4)

Learn where and how impromptu works while re-discovering yourself and your speaking styles.

Chapter 3:
Structuring Stories That Stir Emotions (weeks 5-6)

Learn the basic tools behind authentic public speaking. Solidify the learned techniques with practices and exercises along the way.

Chapter 4:
Paint a Picture with Your Words (weeks 7-8)

Learn how to build on the mindset of facing uncertainties. Discover your own and other people’s speaking styles. Build and refine yours.

Chapter 5:
Editing & Prohibited Tricks (weeks 9-10)

Learn how to turn your speech from something ordinary to extraordinary, from something chunky to something memorable, from a speech to The Speech.

Chapter 6:
Dynamic Conversations and Delivery (weeks 11-12)

Learn to impress and dazzle your stage, any stage. Find and identify your speaking purpose. Discover how one’s speech can be passed on as an everlasting legacy.

Part 7:
Your Story Project (week 12)

Learn about the power of empathy in words, sensitivity and cross-cultural understanding. Take the next steps  from being an impromptu speaker to becoming a confident leader through the art of public speaking.

Lead instructor:
Diana Robertson

Diana Robertson is an award-winning speaker, communication skills trainer, TEDx* speaker & coach and founder of Skillsme Academy.

Diana's story

Diana's journey began with shyness and a struggle to express her ideas, particularly in high-stakes situations such as job interviews and sales presentations, where she often left without success. However, after years of dedicated effort to improve her personal communication skills, she not only overcame her challenges but also wanted to share her insights with the world. Her passion led her to deliver a TEDx speech, speak at numerous conferences and establish Skillsme Academy, a pioneering virtual school dedicated to practical communication skill-building rather than just theoretical knowledge.

Experience, qualifications and awards

Diana has 12 years of teaching experience and 5 years of communication training experience
Presented her TEDx speech on developing communication skills at TEDxYouthBrookGreen in October 2022 and coached multiple other speakers at the same event
Award-winning public speaker: South UK’s Humorous Public Speaking Finalist and second-place winner at the International Public Speaking Championship at Division Level (London) in 2021. Awarded by Toastmasters International
Worked with reputable organisations like the UK Government, Deliveroo, CIMA, PMI and many others
Held skill training workshops for over 30 universities in the UK and the US
Organised the largest public speaking conference in Europe in 2020
A frequent guest at radio shows and podcasts
Public Speaking Diploma from St Petersburg School of TV, Certificates in Drama, Improv, Standup Comedy and Business Storytelling
Presentation Mastery, Engaging Humour and Competent Communicator qualifications from Toastmasters International

Trainer:
Irina Suvorova

Irina Suvorova is an award-winning public speaker and trainer, Distinguished Toastmaster, storyteller, B2B sales specialist and TEDx* Coach. Irina will help you build your skills at the virtual practice sessions (the Storytellers’ Gym).

Irina's story

Before becoming a public speaker and a coach, Irina has been working in a male-dominated tech industry where she didn’t feel heard and was struggling with self-esteem. Later, however, not only was she able to become a confident speaker, but also started to help others to do the same. She is also a kundalini yoga practitioner and can help you with energy management, focus and reduce communication-related stress with powerful breathing techniques.

Experience, qualifications and awards

Irina has over 5 years of communication training experience
Distinguished Toastmaster (Toastmasters International)
Award-winning public speaker (Toastmasters International)
Coached several speakers at TEDxYouthBrookGreen in October 2022
Delivered communication workshops at reputable organisations such as Multicultural Communication for 3f Gops, and Copenhagen Business Breakfast Community, Sri-lanka International English School and others

And you'll get
a certificate!

Add Skillsme certificate to your CV! Impress your employers with a qualification in soft skills. Every students who completes all the video lessons and attends at least six practice sessions receives a certificate of completion.

Frequently Asked Questions

When can I start the course?

Once purchased, your plan will automatically start on 15th January 2024 which is the official release date for this course. If you wish to commence from a later date, please inform us before 15th January of your preferred start date, which can be anytime within 6 months after the course begins.

When and where does the programme take place?

The video lessons are available on demand through a secure platform to which you will gain access.

If you are on a plan that includes practice sessions, your 1-hour practice sessions will take place on alternate Sundays at 18:00 UK time (10:00 PT / 11:00 ET / 19:00 CET) via Zoom. See the schedule here.

What happens if I miss a practice session?

You won't miss any theoretical knowledge as you'll have access to video lessons containing the theory that you can watch at your convenience. If you miss a practice session, simply attend another one! We recommend participating in at least 6 practice sessions for optimal results. Please note that the practice sessions are not recorded.

Can I upgrade my plan after buying?

Yes, just contact our team after starting the programme.

What is the course format?

The course consists of two parts: theory and practice. The theory comes in the form of videos that you can watch at your own pace. Bear in mind that learning the theory without applying it isn't enough to gain any skill, which is why joining practice sessions is vital for the most effective communication training. The practice sessions are held once every two weeks online in real-time on Zoom. Hello Storyteller plan only includes the theoretical part, while Master of Stories and Storyteller Pro include both theory and practice. Students on Elite Storyteller plan may join practice upon request.

What are the technical requirements?

A stable internet connection. For practice sessions you'll also need a device with working camera and microphone and an installed Zoom app downloadable for free from here.

How do I get the certificate?

To qualify:
- complete all video lessons from the course
- submit at least 6 story exercises OR attend 6 practice sessions OR a combination of both.

Ready to change your communication skills forever?

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The course will start on January 15th.
All sessions before then are for current students already studying storytelling with us.

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