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Storytelling for Business

Become an engaging storyteller

Do you need to come up with a great story idea for your video, organisation or pitch? Discover the power of storytelling that engages attention and invites empathy in this course covering the creative techniques that filmmakers use to connect with their audience on an emotional level.

This one-day course can be taken online with two half-day sessions delivered a week apart, or in-person at AFTRS. Both classes have a maximum of 10 participants.

The five key elements of a powerful story that will capture an audience

How a story can make a message stick in a compelling and memorable way

How to translate these techniques to deliver your own clear and irresistible call to action

Is the Storytelling for Business course right for you?

Storytelling is now considered an essential skill for anyone who needs to communicate effectively with prospects, customers, leaders or peers. This workshop uses practical exercises to ensure you can apply these creative communications skills directly to your work. For 50 years, AFTRS has taught Australia how to tell compelling stories that have the power to move and inspire and we can help you do the same.

The upcoming class will be delivered by Nick Bolton.


What participants have said:

“The facilitator was great – excellent content and resources to take away. Added a lot of value to what I already do. Thanks!” – Philanthropy Manager, Not-for-profit

“Made me think differently about the way I develop and present my content. Really opened my eyes to the importance of thinking about how the audience receives it and the way they digest it.” – Marketing Co-ordinator, Environmental consultancy

Meet Your Tutors

Nick Bolton

Nick is an award winning strategic thinker in the digital and online video space, consulting for corporate and government organisations,…

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Jess Milne

Jess is the co-founder and Artistic Director of content production company TEN ALPHAS. She has extensive media, strategy and hands-on…

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What you will need

This course is suitable for anyone from absolute beginner to master communicator. In advance of the session, we ask that you submit the idea that you will work on in the session.

For the online course, you will need access to a desktop or laptop computer with a camera, sound and good internet connection, as well as a quiet place to participate.

Once enrolled we will send you further instructions.

This course is only open to students aged 18 +.

Storytelling For Business Offerings


05 Jun 2024 to 12 Jun 2024

2x consecutive Wednesday mornings 9:30am - 1pm

Early Bird Course Price:

This is the standard course price including the early bird discount, as it is currently more than 14 days from commencement of the course.

You will need a computer with speakers, a microphone & webcam (built-in, USB plug-in, or wireless Bluetooth).

For more information please email shortcourses@aftrs.edu.au or call 1300 223 877 or to register for future offerings click here



Register your interest to stay up-to-date on future offerings, application or enrolment dates, and more information on this course.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: AFTRS reserves the right to cancel any course for any reason at any time. In the event of a course being cancelled a full refund of course fees will be provided. If you are planning to travel to attend a course, please confirm with us via email that the course will be proceeding before you make your travel bookings. AFTRS is not liable for any travel costs incurred due to course postponement, cancellation, or any other circumstance.

If an attendee wishes to withdraw from a course, they may do so up to 15 days before the course commences and get a full refund. Cancellations 14 days or less before course commencement will incur a fee.

Find out more information about discounts and refunds here.

For more information email business@aftrs.edu.au or call 1300 223 877.