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visual Storytelling workshops

with Tara Todras-Whitehill

VISUAL STORYTELLING WORKSHOPS FOR YOUR COMMUNICATIONS TEAM

BECOME a squad of powerful VISUAL storytellers

  • Are you part of a communications team that works on important issues?

  • Do you want to tell an amazing story with photos or video?

  • Are you frustrated that your team is made up of great people but they don’t know how to effectively tell a good story for Instagram or Facebook?

  • Do you find it hard to figure out what to focus on for visuals in order to maximize engagement?

  • Get your audience to feel connected. It’s time your hard work makes a bigger impact!

I create exclusive bespoke workshops for companies and non-profits

I HAVE WORKED FOR

The NY Times, The Washington Post, Buzzfeed, the International Rescue Committee, UNICEF, the Associated Press and Reuters, among many others.

We will create a 1 or 2-day workshop for your team

which can include sessions on:

  • Learning photo and video techniques relevant to your organization's needs

  • Aligning your storytelling with your organization's mission and values

  • Getting authentic stories by applying journalist ethics

  • Identifying, planning and shooting the elements of a visual story

  • Creating evergreen content that you and your team can continue to use

  • Learning Facebook and Instagram skills that can easily integrate into your team’s workflow

  • Scheduling your organization’s stories on the right mediums

  • Analyzing your needs and planning the best way to reach your audience

  • Preparing and coordinating for shoot days, either in the field or at the office

my Story

Hi, my name is Tara Todras-Whitehill

I’m an award-winning photojournalist and storyteller.

When I was 28 years old, I moved to the Middle East to become a photojournalist. I landed in Beirut on February 14th, 2005. Ten hours later, a massive car bomb went off and killed the former Lebanese minister Rafik Hariri. Right then, I had to make a decision: Run toward the massive explosion or run away. I ran toward it. I took a lot of pics at the scene of the bombing, but I couldn't sell even one photo to the news agencies. Why? I had a couple of good images of the attack, BUT I didn’t know how to tell the whole story of what was happening around me. I was disappointed but not discouraged. After a lot of hustle, two years later I became a staff photographer with the Associated Press. My job focused on breaking news and I honed my storytelling chops. But I wasn’t doing what I loved -- I wasn’t able to spend time working deeply on a project. So after several years I quit and started a creative media agency that helped NGOs tell more impactful visual stories.

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Prices start at $1,500 for a workshop, depending on your needs and size of your team.

I want to make sure you get maximum impact for your time. Let’s talk and figure out what will best suit you and your team.

FAQs

How can this program help my communications team?

Many communications teams struggle with creating engaging visual stories. It can be a combination of reasons: lack of time, not understanding the most impactful mediums for your stories, or not planning out what you need from your team. If this sounds familiar then a workshop is for you.

When can I expect results?

I’m not going to say that your team will be fantastic visual storytellers overnight, but there are a lot of skills we can put into action immediately. That way everyone will be working in lockstep to create awesome, engaging content.

How many people can attend a workshop?

We can create a workshop for as many or as few people as you want. Depending on the size there may be more than one instructor to make sure everyone gets the individual attention they need.

Can other people outside our communications team attend the workshop?

Certainly! We will adjust to the people attending to make sure everyone comes away with actionable skills. It can be very helpful to have other people at your organization come to the workshop so that everyone is working in sync to create great visual content.

Still have questions? Set up a 30 minute consultation

to discuss what is right for you and your team

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