Training: Mobile Storytelling to Showcase Social Impact

Our Mobile Storytelling to Showcase Social Impact is our best-selling digital media skills training. Participants learn skills to film and edit impactful videos using their mobile phone. Based on the principles of mobile journalism, learning covers: what makes a good story, identifying the best shots to tell it, filming, editing, scripting, captions, voiceover and how to share online for a wide reach.

About the trainer:

Veronica Gordon is a former TV news journalist and producer, with fifteen years’ broadcast journalism experience across radio, TV and digital media. She has combined this with her fifteen years’ experience of community activism to create this training programme.

About the training:

Our Mobile Storytelling to Showcase Social Impact is delivered in two options:

Mobile Storytelling for Social Impact Masterclass This CPD accredited, 2½ hour masterclass is for up to eight people. Participants learn the skills to create, film and edit impactful videos using their mobile phone.

This masterclass is best for people who actively engage with their local communities, clients or service users and want to showcase this work, bring projects to life or evidence the social impact of their services. It is particularly popular with community engagement teams, marketing and communications teams, diversity and inclusion teams, social entrepreneurs, community organisers and community activists.

This Masterclass is delivered remotely via Zoom. There is a mix of learning and practical exercises.

Mobile Storytelling to Showcase Social Impact Workshop This two-part workshop is delivered in-house at MAST Mayflower Studios or at the booking organisation’s premises. Each workshop is 2½ hours. Session Two takes place one week after Session One, with participants confident to film and edit after the first session!

This training is popular with organisations – opting to buy the training for their local communities, clients or service users to up-skill them with digital media skills and make videos that authentically showcase the organisation’s work, projects and social impact of their services.

This training works well for staff who actively engage with their communities, clients and service users, enabling them to showcase their organisation’s work in impactful and engaging ways. It is particularly popular with community engagement teams, marketing and communications teams, digital and social media teams, diversity and inclusion teams, social entrepreneurs, community organisers, community activists and community volunteers.


What participants say

“An informative and practical training course to help you create impactful videos instantly on your mobile phone! Veronica was a supportive and encouraging mentor with a strong emphasis on community driven messages, she was insightful and helpful at all times.”

“I had never even tried videomaking until the training. I was taught what type of videos are most likely to make an impact and was practically shown how to create them. After I created and published videos about my projects, people from across the city got in touch to ask how we could work together as they have seen the amazing things we are doing. It feels like I am having new conversations every day with potential collaborators as a result.”

“The workshop was totally focused on the third sector and relevant to the work we do, with so many good suggestions, Veronica did not talk in jargon and was so approachable. I came away feeling that the time spent was so worthwhile.”

“I went into the sessions open minded and came back enlightened. Veronica was very patient and helpful. She kept pushing for excellence and I would happily work with her on future projects. As of result of the training sessions I am now creating more videos for my community projects with the new skills I have learnt.”

“An effective mixture of information and practical activities. Really great doing it in a small group.”