Storytelling in the Tech World


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3 Weeks


Cohort-based Course

Storytelling is like breathing. You become better by being mindful. A 3-week course to spot, shape, and share stories in your conversations

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Course overview

In every interaction, you tell stories. Why not make it impactful?

Storytelling is the art of communicating through stories. It’s an effective tool for influencing your audience and impacting them.

Storytelling is like breathing. It’s natural to you. You become better by being mindful. In this 3-week online course, you’ll learn to spot, shape, and share stories in your conversations. 

We'll have 3 live sessions as part of this course. Each session is 90 minutes long.

We start with the Hero’s journey story framework in the first week. The second week is focused on shaping “sticky” stories. Sticky stories change people's thoughts and behaviors.

During the last week, you’ll narrate stories in various contexts in the world of technology: performance reviews, resumes, LinkedIn profiles, job interviews, workplace presentations, and business stories. Your story narration will be in both oral and written forms.

The course content draws inspiration from Dr.Joseph Campbell’s extensive research on mythological heroes around the world.

You’ll master the universal story framework, “Hero’s Journey.” Once you understand the elements of Hero’s journey, you spot opportunities for storytelling in every interaction. You’ll start enjoying it. 

Are you keen to be an effective communicator through storytelling?

The course is designed with practicality in mind. What you learn here will be immediately useful and applicable in your life.

I look forward to hearing your story - particularly the story about how you decided to sign up for this course! Join us, Hero!

Alumni include:

Personas: Engineers, Engineering Leaders, Product Leaders, Program Managers, Entrepreneurs, and Consultants.

Companies: Google, Salesforce, Oracle, Taulia, Ridecell, EY, PWC, Dell, Fidelity, JCrew and many start-ups.

Bonus material:

- Video recording of all live sessions available via the Maven platform

- Class slides as a PDF

- Opportunity to practice storytelling with technical experts from diverse backgrounds

Who is this course for


Senior Engineers, Tech Leads and Staff Engineers who want to influence without titles


Product Managers and Engineering Managers who paint the project canvas with vision, and pathways to inspire collaboration


Anyone who’s looking to improve storytelling skills as an entrepreneur or aspiring candidate for leadership interviews or teachers/speakers

What you’ll get out of this course

Spot opportunities for storytelling in everyday interactions. With this awareness, you’ll communicate with influence

Shape your stories to make an impact. You’ll develop stories that are relatable, tangible and understandable

Share stories in a variety of contexts: meetings, discussions, interviews, self-review, resume and LinkedIn profile

Learn the rubber band technique to narrate a story in the range of 30 seconds to 120 seconds 

Practice storytelling with peers in a group of 2 or 3; 90 minutes of practice over 3 weeks! You’ll surprise yourself on this journey 

This course includes

3 interactive live sessions

Lifetime access to course materials

20 in-depth lessons

Direct access to instructor

Projects to apply learnings

Guided feedback & reflection

Private community of peers

Course certificate upon completion

Maven Satisfaction Guarantee

This course is backed by Maven’s guarantee. You can receive a full refund within 14 days after the course ends, provided you meet the completion criteria in our refund policy.

Course syllabus

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  • Week 1

    May 23—May 26

    Week dates are set to instructor's time zone


    • Ready

    • Week1 Additional Resources

  • Week 2

    May 27—Jun 2

    Week dates are set to instructor's time zone


    • May



      Thu, May 30, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM UTC


    • Set

    • Week2 Additional Resources

  • Week 3

    Jun 3—Jun 6

    Week dates are set to instructor's time zone


    • Jun



      Thu, Jun 6, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM UTC

  • Post-Course


    • Jun



      Thu, Jun 13, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM UTC


    • Go

    • Week3 Additional Resources


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What students are saying

Meet your instructor

Pramoda Vyasarao

Pramoda Vyasarao

Founder of Changesmith

I joined a Toastmasters club in 2003 to improve my speaking skills. I was introduced to the world of storytelling in an advanced speaking program.

I've harnessed the power of Storytelling in competitive speeches, business presentations, customer engagements, 1:1 coaching, and corporate training.

From my experience, I know this for sure. Storytelling is natural to us, like breathing. We need to become mindful: to spot, shape, and share stories in conversations.

With the right stories at the right time and with the right elements, you can influence, engage, and inspire your audience. Join this course to learn and practice Storytelling!

If you're looking for practical tools to improve your storytelling skills, this course is for you.

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Course schedule

90 minutes per week : 3-week course
  • Fridays

    8 AM to 9.30 AM

    We have three 90-minute sessions. Each session has a theme.

    In every session, you'll get 30 minutes to meet other participants in breakout rooms. You'll narrate and hear stories in these breakout rooms of 2 or 3 people in a room.

Free resource

What is a Hero's Journey? Why does it matter?

Get this curated video links document. You'll learn more about Dr.Joseph Cambell's work.

You'll get access to 3 videos: 3-minute, 11-minute, and 80-minute versions of Hero's journey.

If you feel inspired, watch the inspiring movie "Finding Joe", linked in the document. This is an inspiring movie on Hero's journey.

You're in for a surprise, every story follows the same three phases in a loop!

You'll be a better storyteller with these videos. See you soon.

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Learning is better with cohorts

Learning is better with cohorts

Learning by Storytelling

This course is designed with the intention of doing the work more than gaining knowledge. Transformation is more important than information.

Interactive and peer-focused

You’ll be interacting with other learners through breakout rooms and practice sessions on Storytelling

Learn with a cohort of peers

Join a community of growth-minded people who want to learn and grow alongside you and narrate better stories

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