TESTIMONIALS

STORYTELLING TEACHING

“Mike does a wonderful job making everyone feel comfortable, recognized and valued and gives on point feedback. I’m a huge fan of his storytelling.”

Dyane Neiman, founder & MC of The Bear, Berlin’s favorite bilingual storytelling show https://www.thebear-storytelling.de/ https://www.moving-speaker.com

“Mike gives really, really clear advice – he nails it and is really souverän. I came to realize what an art form storytelling is.”

Katja Tannert (Berlin actress & mime) https://www.katjatannert.net/en/

Dear Mike. Thank you for your lovely storytelling workshop. The intimacy of the atmosphere throughout encouraged me to tell intimate stories, which I normally hold back out of fear of embarrassment. The warm-up ritual at the beginning of each session was a great idea, adding to the intimate atmosphere. Your leadership qualities come from a real compassion for STORYTELLING as an art form. And that is so inspiring! Please do it again!

Sylvia Schöningh-Taylor, novelist

“Mike is a gifted storyteller. His storytelling class was incredibly helpful. We explored effective storytelling techniques and I got great feedback from Mike (and the other workshop participants) on my story. Definitely recommended!”

Angela Ross, PhD, writer/editor

Mike is like a dry, witty uncle with hilarious stories to tell. In Mike’s workshop, he facilitates a safe, inviting, and fun environment in which to learn what makes stories work well. I had such a great time — even over Zoom! — and I expect to use the skills I learned in his workshop not just for storytelling, but also for writing scholarship applications and pitching future projects to investors!

Jesse Pinho, USC Screenwriting MFA Student & software engineer) https://jessepinho.com/

FILM ACTING

“Thanks so much for all your hard work this weekend. It really was a pleasure to shoot with you and I’m very aware that the weekend could have panned out quite differently had you not been so excellent with your lines. So we were very lucky with you!”

Claudia Lee, Head of production at Regiepapst MedienProduktion GmbH (referencing a film I was the lead role in)