Storytelling for Beginners

Storytelling for Beginners 

There are two components of this course: recorded lectures which include Jenni telling a story + online learning circles. You can sign up for one or both.

Beginners Lecture Videos 

Jenni delivers fundamental concepts for oral storytelling in 6 videos 10 – 30 mins long.

Learn why

  • storytelling is powerful for all ages and how it differs from being read to and

learn how to:

  • reconnect to the enchanted realm of vivid imagination
  • choose, memorise and retell a story in your own way 
  • transform nervous energy into extra volts
  • speak from the heart and deeply connect with your audience
  • create an optimal environment for good telling and deep listening


Beginners Story Circles 

Join a weekly learning circle that will follow on from the story lectures to discuss the ideas and work on a story in a safe space with a limited number of people. Includes access to the story recordings and lecture videos.

WHEN: 6 Thursdays, 7- 8.30pm. September 1- October 6



ONLINE Beginners Storytelling Workshop 6 weeks

via ZOOM

6 week journey through the basics of storytelling

ONLINE Beginners Storytelling Workshop

via ZOOM

6 week journey through the basics of storytelling

BOOK NOW for both OR if you can’t attend the Story Circles, buy the recordings only.

I highly recommend Jenni Cargill-Strong for her experience as an engaging storyteller, for her skill at facilitating workshops, and for her eye on successful outcomes.
Joe Vandermeer

Director, The Swedenborg Centre, Swedenborg Association of Australia

Again, thank you for holding the space for the workshop. I enjoyed it very much and the experiences were new, fun, integrating and I learned practical ways to move forward with writing. The connections made in the break-outs felt very collaborative, and witnessing the beauty of each person was deeply nourishing. Precious time together. I really like what you are doing, the passion, commitment, and style you bring to it. The workshop was excellent value, and your presence was so strong, loving, compassionate and caring. And the range of books – wow. Thank you, dear sister.  



You led the workshop with consummate artistry and skill. I greatly enjoyed myself… You were very spontaneous and went with what the group wanted. I also loved playing ‘Mr Wolf’, which I haven’t played since I was six years old! 

Anne Di Lauro

President, Qld Jung Society

Jenni has worked on the unit EDU00355 Storytelling since 2010 and her contributions to this unit have been outstanding. The students have engaged with the unit inspired by Jenni’s passion and knowledge. Jenni has been involved in the writing of material for the unit as well as creating videos to scaffold students’ learning. Jenni has marked the assignments and given positive and informative feedback that has supported students’ learning. Her professionalism is evident in all aspects of her work at SCU.

Rebecca Deagan

Unit Assessor, School of Education, Southern Cross University