Everyone’s got a story – but not everyone is adept at telling it.


No doubt, you have arrived at this page because you’d like to brush up on your storytelling skills and learn how to dabble in this black-art.  You might be a Barefaced wanna-be, a leader, an executive, a teacher or perhaps you’re just someone that is struggling to hold a conversation with a colleague by the water cooler for longer than 2mins to tell them about your weekend.  Whatever the reason you are here, know that you are in the right place – especially if you want to learn from the best.


Barefaced Stories co-creator, ABC presenter & comedian Andrea Gibbs lives & breaths storytelling.  Whether she’s in the studio or on the stage it’s what she wakes up for.  And that’s saying a lot because she’s a very heavy sleeper.


“Gibbs is a revelation!” – The Australian


Done right, stories have the power to do some extraordinary things.  They make us laugh, they make us cry.  They move us in ways we can sometimes never predict.  They shine light on our weaknesses and strengths, transport us to strange places and bring us all a little closer together.  And they can suck away hours of our lives. #ThanksNetflix


But, the sad reality is… for every well told story out there, there seems to be a dozen bad ones.  Most people are telling stories badly.  And those stories are the worst.  They are boring, inauthentic, self-indulgent, pointless and impossible to engage with.  They should be herded into a room a reserved for cheesy public speakers and Dads only.*

*This is not all Dads.  Many Dads are great storytellers.  #GeoffGibbs


So, that’s where Barefaced Stories Workshops come in.  We will teach you to tell the BEST stories.  One that will engage, entertain and change the way people think.


This workshop is perfect for dipping your toes into the storytelling waters or crafting new stories as a seasoned pro.  Andrea Gibbs has been a TEDx speaker, a coach and an MC for TEDxPerth for many years and has worked with people from all industries and walks of life. Everyone has a story to tell and everyone is welcome!


Through a series of written & verbal exercises, Andrea Gibbs will help you FIND YOUR STORY; a story that’s worth telling and one that will connect with your target audience.


She will give expert feedback along the way, and very clear steps on how to CRAFT YOUR STORY to make it POP.  Walking you through her personal template for structuring a personal story, you will be armed with the confidence to give it a go yourself.


May 20 & 21  (SOLD OUT!)
August 12 & 13
November 18 & 19




Saturday, 10:30am-2:30pm


Sunday, 1:30pm-5:30pm


Lazy Susan’s Comedy Den

Upstairs @ The Brisbane Hotel




Gift Vouchers Available click here.

Suitable for both beginners & advanced, age 18+.




NOTE: There is an overnight break between sessions to allow students time to develop their stories. The class size is limited to allow maximum individual attention & storytelling practice time for each student.



What people are saying:


“This is more than what I expected and I am going back for seconds!”

“This workshop ticked all the boxes – it was interesting, humorous and challenging”

“Essentially these workshops are designed to make you a better storyteller, but what you walk away with is so much more. New friends, new ideas and dare I say it a sense of enlightenment and self discovery.”

“I learnt so much about crafting a good story. Sharing our stories on Sunday was really a genuinely profound experience. Some of those stories will stay with me forever.”

“It doesn’t matter whether or not you have had acting, writing or story-telling experience or if you were a seasoned pro or not; this workshop is perfect giving you the very clear steps to crafting your story. Andrea will take you out of your comfort zone, exposing the “raw” without you even realising. You will be awe inspired with your fellow attendees because when you tell the real story is when you are able to connect in such a way that is indescribably wonderful.”