"As a guest storyteller for my graduate course in Storytelling for Lesley University, Ingrid enthralled my students for an hour, sharing her story of Antarctic explorers by designating various tables in the room as geographic points and describing the trials and tribulations of various explorers by referencing their adventures in time and space so that our classroom became transformed into a landscape of frozen ice and snow for their adventures ... She is an accomplished workshop leader too, able to translate storytelling content into appropriate follow up activities for students that are thought-provoking and meaningful. Ingrid is a professional and entertaining performer and teacher."
Meg Lippert, EdD, former National Faculty and Storytelling Mentor, Lesley University, Cambridge, MA
Ingrid Nixon ~ Storyteller
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Workshop students sharing their new stories with peers.
If it were fiction, it'd be over the top: Endurance, caught in the ice in the Weddell Sea; Sir Ernest Shackleton, "The Boss".
Student Reviews for Shackleton:
"Your storytelling was different (in a good way) and fun. Usually, I would be very bored and distracted if someone was talking. But I was gripped to the story . . . " ~ Aaron
"You were very clear and you made it so your story was fun and entertaining. Great information. Awesome narrating. Please tell the story next year . . . " ~ Preston
"You put it in detail. I could picture the ice closing around the ship . . . " ~ Cece
Programs and Workshops
Ingrid can assemble a program to fit your needs. She also offers these programs and workshops. Stories in each program vary according to audience and age.
Stories in the Stars: Exploring Our Constellations Through Folktales & Myths
Length: 50 minutes. Ages: 12 and up.
Around the World in Seven Stories: One Story from Each Continent
Length: 75 minutes. Ages 12 and up.
Get Down on Your Knees and Pray for Shackleton: Leadership and Endurance in Antarctica
Length: 60 minutes. Ages: 12 and up.
Oo-oo, That's Creepy! Ghost Stories
Length: 30 - 60 minutes. Ages 8 and up.
Story Evolution By Way of Creative Selection~ Length: 3 hours
Are you sure that only the strongest crafting and techniques remain in your stories to be shared in your telling? This interactive workshop aims to generate a lot of creative ideas so you can choose from among the best so only the fittest survive!
Make It Stick! Helping Audiences Find Connections By Using Stories ~ Length: 3 hours
This interactive workshop explores using stories effectively to help make key concepts more memorable for audiences. It is perfect for interpreters, docents, environmental educators, and researchers.
Serve 'Em Up Fresh~ Length: 1.5 to 3 hours
In this interactive workshop, we’ll play with characters, plots and other story spices that will allow you to whip up traditional tales following your own special recipe. Audiences will be clamoring for more!
Clearing the Way: Refining Presentation Skills So Key Messages Shine Through~ Length: 1 to 3 hours
This interactive workshop helps presenters of all kinds to anticipate and avoid pitfalls of public speaking that distract audiences and undermine important messages.