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Storytelling in the 21st Century

About This Course

Often times, we use statistics to show how authentic our say is. We then forget that we have our own relatable stories to tell instead. The best messages we remember are the stories we heard when we were young. It is so because morals/messages were packaged into stories and that is how the message was not lost as time changed.

This course uses various examples to illustrate the different tools being taught. It also has assignments at the end of each section to ensure proper learning taking place. The aim of this course is to understand story-telling as an enlightening technique in establishing ideas so that the message would not only last in the minds of the audience but be transferred from one to another.

What you will learn:

1. Understanding the significance of storytelling in 21st century and why we need them now, more than ever before

2. Learning the key to using rhetoric and how you can apply it in your story

3. Learning the three steps to tell your powerful story and also apply it to writing

4. Share your story to receive feedback on areas that require improvement

Who should take this course?

This course is for anyone who wants to use a powerful speech as part of their speech. No prior experience in public speaking is required.

Fees and Scholarships

This course has a fee of 1500 taka. However, the first 1000 students who sign up for this course shall receive full scholarship. There is no separate application needed.

Some scholarships are still available. Enroll now.

Course Staff

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Zainab Syed Ahmed

Zainab is currently working as an Assistant Manager in the Curriculum Development team. Since 2016, she has trained about one thousand youths, and mentored 26 one-month long social projects to improve the health, education, and employment status of the underprivileged communities of Dhaka city, especially women and children. In addition to this, she is involved with training women from marginalized communities with leadership skills required for job. Similarly, she has provided leadership training to the American Center Girls’ Club, JAAGO Foundation, Physically challenged Development Foundation (PDF) as well as Bangladesh Brand Forum. Furthermore, she is involved with developing online courses (in Bengali) at the online educational platform called BYLCx platform. Along with this, she is developing a leadership curriculum that is reproducible, engaging and mobilizes youth in leading change. She was a participant of BYLC’s Youth Leadership Bootcamp, 2015.

She graduated with the highest distinction in Bachelors of Pharmacy (Honors) from BRAC University, and was awarded the Chancellor’s Gold Medal for obtaining the highest CGPA from all the undergraduate programs at its 11th Convocation.

Zainab has completed IGCSE and A levels from Bangladesh International School (English Section), Jeddah (BISESJ). Through her endeavor to achieve great heights in academics, she ranked 1st in the world in the GCE subject “Food and Nutrition” in IGCSE for which she also received an honorary award at the Cambridge Outstanding Achiever Awards Ceremony.

She believes in creating a positive change in the society through leading change, and thus, inspire the next generation of youth to become aspiring changemakers. This is why she believes that if each of us step in with our potentials or expertise, and collaborate together, we can then co-create a better Bangladesh together and be testimony for all the generations to come.