Pre-Class Questionnaire

Thank you for attending an upcoming workshop with TellPeople!

Please take 5-10 minutes to review and complete this questionnaire. The responses will ensure you get the most out of the workshop. 

At the end of the questionnaire there is some important information about preparing for the workshop and what will happen at the workshop. It will be helpful for you to take 3-5 minutes to review that information.

If you have any questions, please send an email to:


Preparing for the workshop

It will be helpful for you to think of some situations in your life where you want to communicate clearly with other people.  

Specifically, prior to the workshop please think of the following:

  • At least one person with whom you want to communicate better. (Examples include friends, parents, customers, employers, co-workers, people you are presenting to)
  • At least one scenario where it's important that people listen to you and clearly understand what you say. (Examples include talking to parents/friends, customers, employers, co-workers, or telling a story)

Specific examples will be more useful than general examples. (So, instead of, "I need to clearly communicate my ideas in class", think of a specific idea and a specific class.) 


General expectations for the workshop

This is a participatory workshop that runs from 10AM to 3PM (including breaks).  What will happen is: 

  • I will introduce a tool for improving the way you communicate with other people
  • We will break into pairs and practice using the tool for 6-8 minutes
  • We will reconvene to talk about how it felt to practice the tool
  • We will do this five times (once for each of the five tools we will learn)

I will also tell some entertaining stories that we can use, throughout the workshop, to illustrate how the various tools can work. You can ask questions at any time.

Before the workshop starts I will remind you of all of this and also let you know when we will take breaks. It will be very easy for you to calibrate your attention over the course of the day.

You will not be asked to tell a story to the class or otherwise speak in front of everyone.  You will be invited to share relevant experiences/challenges from your own life and work, if you think that would be helpful. 

Some things you may want to bring to the workshop are a pen or pencil and some paper.