Interpretive Impact Story Workshop (Norwalk)

  • Friday, August 23, 2024
  • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk, 10 N Water St, Norwalk, CT 06854
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  • Contribute to affordable programming throughout the year with your ticket purchase.


Interpretive Impact Story Workshop

Are visitors having light-bulb, can’t-wait-to-tell-people moments when hearing  your museum’s stories? Get the tools to generate that word-of-mouth buzz with our Interpretive Impact Story Workshop!

Whether you are looking to boost attendance, appeal to new audiences, or become essential services in your community, the richest visitor experiences involve real humans offering purposeful, immersive, and above all relevant programming. This half-day program will help you and your teams level up your skill in the art of museum storytelling for relevance, impact and engagement! 

Students in this half-day class will walk away with an array of tools that can be immediately applied to existing programs as well as a foundational approach to create whole new purposeful programs. Subjects covered include:

  • How interpretation is different from guiding, lectures, narratives, or stories
  • Interpretive storytelling techniques that create audience investment
  • Creating inclusive spaces that foster belonging
  • Story arcs and when to strategically interrupt the story to create audience engagement
  • Interactive strategies and relevance techniques to facilitate visitors having "light-bulb moments" of realization and connection
  • Aligning your narratives with your goals for both your audience and your organization

Transform your museum into a living lab of cultural, historical, and scientific experiences visitors won’t be able to stop talking about. Register now and elevate your interpretation skills!

Photograph of Kristin Robinson


Kristin Robinson,
Certified Interpretive Trainer

Kristin Robinson is the owner of Stage Naked, an interpretive training and coaching company focusing on empowering guides, educators, and presenters of all types with tools to tell stories that are memorable because they matter! Her passion for the past two decades has been working with storytellers and crafting ‘sticky’ stories that audiences love because they are complex, thought provoking, and relevant. As a Certified Interpretive TrainerTM, she trains new and veteran presenters at organizations like the Audubon Society, Telfair Museum, National Park Service, Smithsonian, Nature Conservancy and the International Museum of Art and Science. She is also the Training Advisor for the International Association of Tour Directors and guides and has divided her career between international tourism, cultural institutions, and spent 10 years as a tour director manager at Tauck. She holds an M.A. in Performance Anthropology and is a former theatre artist, but once she started bringing heritage to life and watching guests get excited about the stories she told, she never looked back.

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Central Connecticut State UniversityDepartment of History
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New Britain, CT 06050
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