MasterClass – LeVar Burton Teaches the Power of Storytelling
With his iconic roles in Roots and Star Trek: The Next Generation and 23 years as the host of Reading Rainbow, LeVar Burton has left an indelible mark on our culture. Now the Emmy, Grammy, and Peabody winner is sharing his approach to storytelling to help you connect authentically with any audience. Learn how to find intention, use your voice, and mine your experiences to be a more effective and dynamic storyteller.
Audiences first got to know LeVar Burton in his breakthrough role as young Kunta Kinte in Alex Haley’s groundbreaking miniseries, Roots. He went on to play Geordi La Forge in Star Trek: The Next Generation for seven seasons. And he helped instill a love of reading in generations of kids as the host and executive producer of Reading Rainbow for more than 20 years.
An Emmy, Grammy, and Peabody award winner, LeVar has worked throughout his career to champion literacy, the arts, and racial justice. He’s the author of two books, a podcast host, and a director.
Lessons in this online class include:
- Meet Your Instructor
- Authentic Storytelling
- Connect With Your Audience
- Case Study: Roots
- The Importance of Oral Storytelling
- The Imagination Is Our Superpower
- Case Study: Reading to Children
- Performative Storytelling
- Case Study: Reading to Adults
- Make Your Communication More Impactful
- Case Study: Podcasting
- LeVar’s Storytelling Heroes
- Who Tells Your Story
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