Course Overview


Last time, you learned his secrets to storytelling. Now, you’ll discover the intricate art of crafting persuasive and winning stories for the corporate world. In this interactive workshop, you'll learn how to make engaging narratives in business, construct charismatic branding, and spin irresistible sales marketing with the expert know-how Ricky Lee's five decades as a screenwriter and author.

2 DAY VIRTUAL WORKSHOP

3-HOURS PER SESSION

Why This Course

  • Exclusive opportunity to learn from the legendary screenwriter Ricky Lee.

  • Get to know the story selling essentials: the basics, the complexities, and the art of making winning stories with Ricky Lee's extensive storytelling experience.

  • Storytelling is universal—knowing how to sell a story is always an asset.

  • Interactive and in-depth sessions that will transform you!

Who Is This Course For

  • If you’re an aspiring writer, in the field of sales and marketing, or you want to take your writing abilities to the next level, then this course is just for you.

Meet your Instructor

Ricky Lee



For five decades now, Ricky Lee has been the most visionary screenwriter in the Philippine industry, with over 180 scripts, multiple awards, and several books.


One of 100 Centennial Awardees by CCP (1998), Gawad Balagtas for Outstanding Contribution to Literature and Cinema (1983), Cinemanila International Life Achievement Award, (2000), Natatanging Gawad Urian Life Achievement Award (2003), Gawad CCP sa Sining para sa Literature (2015), UP Gawad Plaridel for Film (2015), FAMAS Lifetime Achievement Award for Scriptwriting (2020).


Known for his body of work, Ricky Lee is never afraid to push the envelope. He was one of the first writers to tackle gender, social, and LGBTQ+ issues in the Philippines, 

single-handedly defining the screenwriting profession in the Philippines with an undaunted take on the world and his nuanced stories.


His films have pioneered some of the most enduring filmmaking techniques and styles  today, cementing his place in the pantheon of Philippine cinema with notable works such as Himala (1982), Salome (1981) and Brutal (1980), which he created with visionary directors like Lino Brocka, Ishmael Bernal, and Marilou Diaz-Abaya. He is also the headwriter/creative manager of more than 30 award-winning TV shows like MMK, Maging Sino Ka Man, Lobo, and The Greatest Love.


He has also published 16 books to date, among them the seminal Trip to Quiapo (1998), the country’s premiere textbook on scriptwriting. He has penned 8 plays such as Himala, Kabesang Tales, and DH. His body of work has garnered over 80 awards, including Gawad Pambansang Alagad ni Balagtas (2000), International Film Festival Manhattan (2016), FDCP Film Ambassador (2017), Ani ng Dangal (2017), WOW (Walk on Water) (2018), MMFF Hall of Fame (2019), Camera Obscura Artistic Excellence Award by FDCP (2020).


He has taught in prestigious universities such as UP Diliman, UP Manila, Ateneo, La Salle, and UST.  For years, he has guided and influenced generations of Filipino writers through his screenwriting workshops that encouraged writers to think out of the box; filled to the brim with engaging and unique exercises and lectures. Graduates of his prestigious workshops come from all over the world and have since gone on to become lauded filmmakers, screenwriters, authors, and marketing executives.

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Live Learning Series

What You'll Learn

  • How To Craft Your Perfect Selling Story

  • Effective communication skills that you can apply anywhere

  • Classic and timeless approaches to storytelling.

  • Extensive knowledge on how to create empowering and persuasive narratives, pitches, and stories for business, marketing, branding, PR, and many more!

What you get?

  • Get 2 Sessions of 3-hour in-depth virtual workshops structured to develop successful learners

  • Get unlimited access to downloadable worksheets, lessons & takeways

  • Get unlimited access to Zoom video recording and transcripts

  • Download and share your Digital Certificate

  • Exclusive access to Esme Community of Professional Learners and Educators to network

  • Live Q&A with Ricky Lee

  • Exclusive access to “student only” Ricky Lee community

  • BONUS: Worksheets from "Ricky Lee: The Art of Storytelling webinar"

Testimonials

What their students say

Mark Gerald Foliente

Scriptwriter (BusinessMirror, 2018)

★★★★★
Ricky Lee is more about the heart of the story; where [it’s] coming from. He doesn’t care if the concept is already old, or not commercial enough. All he asks is how true you are [to] your story; where [are you] coming from? Is it really your story? [Is it] authentic to you?

Seymour Barros Sanchez

Writer

★★★★★
“Since acclaimed writer Ricky Lee started holding free scriptwriting workshops to selected individuals more than 20 years ago, he has successfully helped several aspiring writers enter the competitive world of cinema and television with the scripts they had subsequently completed.”

Jelou Galang

ScoutMag

★★★★★
“Don’t write when you’re in the mood. Write to be in the mood,” remains one of the best pieces of advice I got from the Philippines’ most awarded screenwriter. It speaks volumes to budding storytellers like me—the kids who’ll likely experience frequent bouts of self-doubt (and deadass ugly drafts) before whipping up a satisfying script. But we’re the people Lee is not giving up on. That’s why he makes it a point to teach every year.”

Reviews

Ricky Lee: Art of Storytelling

5 star rating

An afternoon with the Guru : Ricky Lee

CORAZON SANICO

My first time to join a webinar from a highly respected and internationally renown writer in the person of Sir Ricky Lee. I have always wanted to be a writer...

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My first time to join a webinar from a highly respected and internationally renown writer in the person of Sir Ricky Lee. I have always wanted to be a writer and to enhance my writing skills but procrastinated until I found this webinar in the internet. I enrolled as this is a wonderful opportunity to learn straight from a guru in the field that I cannot miss. I hesitated though because my writing experience was in an infantile stage ,I would say. When I attended this session, I was amazed by Sir Ricky Lee's humbleness and passion for writing. Wait till he starts his story telling, i can feel my dream being awaken from its slumber. It was a very inspiring, impressive and encouraging session. He shared many tips from his many years of experience and his journey as a writer. It was also a very relaxed session and he was very generous in sharing his knowledge. I felt so privileged to virtually meet Sir Ricky Lee up close, The participants were also very lively and they freely expressed and shared their own experiences too. I am so grateful for the organizer who put up a session like this. I look forward to more learning sessions with Sir Ricky Lee and hopefully be able to be a good storyteller/storywriter in the near future. Thank you very much Sir Ricky Lee for your passion, your inspiration and generosity in sharing your talent. You are a blessing.

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5 star rating

Very apt

Nova Alcantara

I like his organic style, very informative, friendly and di nakaka intimidate.

I like his organic style, very informative, friendly and di nakaka intimidate.

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Spectacular and informative

Glen Nanglihan

Enjoyed the course so much

Enjoyed the course so much

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Ricky Lee: Secrets to Storytelling

Aliane Bonifacio-Morales

I had a lot of learning on this webinar; will definitely attend for another session and hopeful for a masterclass soon!

I had a lot of learning on this webinar; will definitely attend for another session and hopeful for a masterclass soon!

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Journey to the real you

Joel Cacanindin

I learned that to be an effective storyteller you must have the right mindset, skillset and heartset. The gift of storytelling is within us. We simply need ...

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I learned that to be an effective storyteller you must have the right mindset, skillset and heartset. The gift of storytelling is within us. We simply need to open it up to be a blessing to others. Salamat po Sir Ricky Lee for the wisdom. This is the beginning of a new journey for me.

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4 star rating

Dream Come True

Catherine Roque

The webinar is awesome. It's my dream to be under Mr. Ricky Lee. I badly need his help in regards to my storytelling in film. I hope there will be more like ...

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The webinar is awesome. It's my dream to be under Mr. Ricky Lee. I badly need his help in regards to my storytelling in film. I hope there will be more like this with him and I hope there will be more time with this kind of topics. Thank you everyone!

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5 star rating

Best way to spend a Sunday afternoon

Jose Noel Santiago

The opportunity to learn from a master is invaluable and one who is so supportive and humble is a plus

The opportunity to learn from a master is invaluable and one who is so supportive and humble is a plus

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Ricky Lee: Secrets to Storytelling

Ailyn Ronquillo

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Ricky Lee: Secrets to Storytelling

Jamie Santos

The course was very interesting, and Mr Lee was amazing!

The course was very interesting, and Mr Lee was amazing!

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Secrets to Storytelling

Maria Eloisa Anonuevo

Great workshop with a lot of insights. Very inspiring.

Great workshop with a lot of insights. Very inspiring.

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