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Every business, artist, and non profit,
needs attention to move people to action.
Powerful stories motivate people to action by creating emotional connections
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Learn essential techniques and gain valuable
insights from a master storyteller.
Equip Your Team in the Art of Storytelling
Discover the essential techniques of storytelling through multi-day immersive workshops. Led by a seasoned expert, our workshops combine key concepts, hands-on exercises, interactive feedback, and actionable steps to enhance your storytelling prowess.
Ignite a team’s imagination and unlock the power of storytelling
Brian McDonald’s Intensive Storytelling Workshop was a masterclass in the craft, offering insights that are rare to come by.
Brian’s approach is a breath of fresh air in a field often clouded by criticism and rigid formulas. He brings clarity and supportive guidance that unravels the true essence of storytelling. This approach has been a game-changer for me and many others.
In my role, continuous learning is key. Brian’s teachings have been instrumental in refining my directorial skills and enhancing my mentoring capabilities. ‘Invisible Ink’ is now a staple recommendation for my mentees, and its impact on them is unmistakable. Brian’s insights even resonate profoundly with entry-level students.
His deep understanding of storytelling nuances has significantly influenced both my work as a director and as a teacher. I wholeheartedly endorse Brian McDonald’s work for its invaluable contribution to the art of storytelling.
Thank you, Brian, for your monumental contributions and for allowing me the honor to recognize the impact of your work.A founding partner and director at Studio AKA, an award-winning animation studio in London
Self directed learning key concepts that will help you craft better stories that connect with people.
On-demand and live-video sessions with a deeper dive into content from books and podcasts.
In person one day teaching of key concepts, examples, and intro to tools with live Q&A.
- Andrew Stanton
- Jim Taylor
- Paul Feig
- Chris Oatley
Brian McDonald has found yet another fresh and objective way to analyze how great stories function, and emboldens you to face the challenge of scaling whatever story mountain looms before you. If I manage to reach the summit of my next story it will be in no small part due to having read Invisible Ink. – director of WALL-E and Finding Nemo
Invisible Ink is a powerful tool for anyone who wants to become a better screenwriter. With elegance and precision, Brian McDonald uses his deep understanding of story and character to pass on essential truths about dramatic writing. Ignore him at your peril. – Oscar-winning screenwriter of The Descendants and Sideways
If you want to write scripts, listen to Brian. The guy knows what he’s talking about. A very well-thought-out, easy-to-follow guide to the thing all we writers love to pretend we don’t slavishly follow—story structure. – director of Bridesmaids and Freaks and Geeks
There are only a few scholars who seem to truly understand the vital function of storytelling in society and culture. Among them, none can communicate and apply it as clearly as Brian McDonald.
Help your team start telling better stories today
Whether you’re starting from scratch, looking to refine the stories you have, or just want to learn more about telling stories. These courses on storytelling have helped teams establish a common language and move faster together.