How to Tell a Great Story

When you read this book, you will learn how to... * Start telling your own story quickly and effortlessly * Construct a fascinating, well-structured story from scratch * Use powerful master storytelling techniques to amaze your family and ...

Author: Aneeta Sundararaj

Publisher: Book Shaker

ISBN: 1907498575

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 172

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How To Tell A Great Story will equip you with powerful storytelling techniques that master storytellers have used throughout time to amaze and engage their audiences. This simple, but powerful beginner's guidebook, makes learning storytelling techniques easy and explains things in simple language. When you read this book, you will learn how to... * Start telling your own story quickly and effortlessly * Construct a fascinating, well-structured story from scratch * Use powerful master storytelling techniques to amaze your family and friends * Find interesting ideas and inspiration for your stories * Vividly and expertly describe the characters and settings in your stories If you've been looking for information that's easy to understand with step-by-step instructions specifically written for beginners, then this book is for you.

Storyworthy

In this compelling book, storyteller extraordinaire Matthew Dicks presents wonderfully straightforward and engaging tips and techniques for constructing, telling, and polishing stories that will hold the attention of your audience (no ...

Author: Matthew Dicks

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 9781608685486

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

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A five-time Moth GrandSLAM winner and bestselling novelist shows how to tell a great story — and why doing so matters. Whether we realize it or not, we are always telling stories. On a first date or job interview, at a sales presentation or therapy appointment, with family or friends, we are constantly narrating events and interpreting emotions and actions. In this compelling book, storyteller extraordinaire Matthew Dicks presents wonderfully straightforward and engaging tips and techniques for constructing, telling, and polishing stories that will hold the attention of your audience (no matter how big or small). He shows that anyone can learn to be an appealing storyteller, that everyone has something "story worthy" to express, and, perhaps most important, that the act of creating and telling a tale is a powerful way of understanding and enhancing your own life.

Storytelling

Insight and tips from 7 expert storytellers Critical elements to know when composing a story How jumping right in can diminish your story or brand's value Common myths on public speaking when storytelling How to deliver a story with all the ...

Author: Chase Barlow

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9798663554732

Category:

Page: 120

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Discover how you can master the art of telling great stories in public, through social media, and in real life... Can you use a story that's meaningful to you to sway others? Do you have a business that needs branding? How can you find and tell stories that have an impact? This book will expose the answers with effective techniques, top tools, and actionable advice. Discover... Insight and tips from 7 expert storytellers Critical elements to know when composing a story How jumping right in can diminish your story or brand's value Common myths on public speaking when storytelling How to deliver a story with all the elements needed to take your story from good to great How you can avoid the biggest mistakes in storytelling, such as misusing marketing tools Cool tricks, including immersive storytelling and expanding your medium How to achieve results in working through modern mediums to impact the future of storytelling Use this guide to storytelling as a sturdy foundation to change how you use stories. You can build solid stories to support your goals in business and life. The provided examples are from some of the world's greatest speakers, storytellers, with advice from leading experts. From bestselling authors to generation-changing motivational speakers, this book covers all the fundamentals of outstanding storytelling. It will help you deliver stories to audiences that will leave them personally affected and motivated. So if you want to master storytelling so you can captivate people's attention, then scroll up and click the "add to cart" button!

The Art of Storytelling

This book will help any person with a story to share by walking you through all aspects of presentation . . . from what to do with your hands as you speak all the way to crafting a killer ending.

Author: John D. Walsh

Publisher: Moody Publishers

ISBN: 9780802487797

Category: Religion

Page: 160

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Can you captivate an audience with your story? Many of us would love to hold the attention of a crowd, a classroom, or just a group of our friends by telling them a great story. We have felt the pressure of a public presentation or the disappointment of telling a story that others ignore. We are ready to be heard, ready to captivate. In The Art of Storytelling, John Walsh takes us through the steps to presenting a compelling story—outlining the strategies that helped him move from stutterer to storyteller. This book will help any person with a story to share by walking you through all aspects of presentation . . . from what to do with your hands as you speak all the way to crafting a killer ending. Whether you’re telling bedtime stories to your children or Bible stories to a congregation, this book will take your storytelling to a new level.

Tell Me a Story

When we recognize the elements of a great story, we begin to see our lives as a part of God’s story. We’ll better understand what He has for us, what we should believe about this story, and how we should live.

Author: Scott McClellan

Publisher: Moody Publishers

ISBN: 9780802484161

Category: Religion

Page: 144

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Do you know what makes a story great? All the best stories have a few things in common. First, we need the voice of a narrator or a storyteller. Then, add interesting characters, throw them into a risky setting, and get ready for a good dose of conflict. Give those characters a purpose or goal, and that's then the real action begins. Story is our calling. It is also the next generation’s best chance of identifying with the Church and changing the world. As we become storytellers, we learn to see the world in terms of stories being lived and told. We discover deeper insights into God, ourselves, and others. God’s story is happening. We are right in the middle of a page-turner—and God is in it with us. Start seeing your life as a part of God’s story and make some great adventures happen right now!

What s Your Story

In every business, in every organization, the seven most important words these days are: 'But wait! A story goes with it!' You need to read this book to fi nd out why.

Author: Ryan Mathews

Publisher: FT Press

ISBN: 9780132277426

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 222

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“As usual these two future-finders have their fi ngers on the pulse of what’s happening--and what we need to know about. In every business, in every organization, the seven most important words these days are: ‘But wait! A story goes with it!’ You need to read this book to fi nd out why.” —Alan Webber, Co-founder,Fast Companymagazine “A great story sparks our imagination, challenges us to think, and resonates with our collective conscience. Ryan Mathews and Watts Wacker’s story about telling stories does exactly this. It is an essential guidebook for capturing and conveying the essence of corporate identities and enriching brands.” —Paul A. Laudicina, Managing Officer and Chairman of the Board, A.T. Kearney Storytelling is the universal human activity.Every society, at every stage of history, has told stories–and listened to them intently, passionately. Stories are how people tell each other who they are, where they came from, how they’re unique, what they believe. Stories capture their memories of the past and their hopes for the future. Stories are one more thing, too: They are your most powerful, most underutilized tool for competitive advantage.Whether you know it or not, your business is already telling stories. What’s Your Story? will help you take control of those stories and make them work for you. Legendary business thinkers Ryan Mathews and Watts Wacker reveal how to craft an unforgettable story…create the back story that makes it believable…make sure your story cuts through today’s relentless bombardment of consumer messages…and gets heard, remembered, and acted on. THE TEN FUNCTIONS OF STORYTELLING Discovering what stories can do for your business THE ABOLITION OF CONTEXT Telling stories when the past no longer defines the future THE FIVE MOST IMPORTANT STORY THEMES Leveraging themes your audiences will understand and believe APPLIED STORYTELLING 101 Storytelling for your industry, your company, your brand, and you MASTERING YOUR STORYTELLER’S TOOLBOX Making your stories more compelling, more believable, and downright unforgettable Use Storytelling to Gain Powerful Competitive Advantage in Today’s Increasingly Skeptical Marketplace Leverage the incredible power of storytelling in marketing, sales, investor relations, recruitment, change management,and more Indispensable techniques for every CxO, entrepreneur, and marketing, sales, and communications executive The latest breakthrough book from best-selling futurists Ryan Mathews and Watts Wacker

Powered by Storytelling Excavate Craft and Present Stories to Transform Business Communication

This book will teach you. Inside Murray Nossel’s sometimes hilarious, sometimes heartbreaking tales are the tools you need to craft your own narrative. I’m buying a copy for everyone I know.

Author: Murray Nossel

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 1260011909

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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HARNESS THE UNIVERSAL POWER OF STORYTELLING TO IMPROVE ALL OF YOUR BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS. What’s your story? It’s a question human beings have been asking each other since we first gathered around a campfire. Millennia later, this human need for storytelling hasn’t changed. We communicate most effectively through our personal stories—and our professional success depends on it. This groundbreaking guide shows you how to tap into the timeless power of storytelling to transform your business. Here, executive coach, motivational speaker, and psychologist Murray Nossel, PhD, distills decades of experience into a simple method that will enable you to: •Find the right story for a particular audience and purpose. •Leverage your own experiences, memories, history, and heritage. •Create, develop, and craft a universal story that resonates. •Connect with business associates on a more personal, relatable level. •Share your corporate vision and goals—and get others on board. •Resolve workplace conflicts and find workable solutions. •Boost creativity, spread ideas, and spark true innovation. •Improve teamwork and collaboration through listening and learning. •Integrate storytelling into all your communications for ongoing success. You’ll learn the proven three-step method Murray’s firm, Narativ, uses with its clients, ranging from Fortune 500 companies to nonprofits. First, you excavate your personal memories and experiences to generate story ideas that suit your particular needs. Second, you craft and shape these elements into a classic story structure that really connects with audiences. Third, you present your story to your business audience using simple performance techniques that anyone can master. A fundamental element of this method is a focus on listening: the ability to hear yourself, as well as the feedback provided by a given audience―because it is your audience’s listening that shapes your telling. Everyone needs to communicate well to succeed in business. And everyone has a story to tell. Powered by Storytelling shows you how to tell your story, connect with your audience, and achieve results.

Winning the Story Wars

It puts marketers in the role of heroes with a chance to transform not just their craft but the enterprises they represent. After all, success in the story wars doesn’t come just from telling great stories, but from learning to live them.

Author: Jonah Sachs

Publisher: Harvard Business Press

ISBN: 9781422143575

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

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Trying to get your message heard? Build an iconic brand? Welcome to the battlefield. The story wars are all around us. They are the struggle to be heard in a world of media noise and clamor. Today, most brand messages and mass appeals for causes are drowned out before they even reach us. But a few consistently break through the din, using the only tool that has ever moved minds and changed behavior—great stories. With insights from mythology, advertising history, evolutionary biology, and psychology, viral storyteller and advertising expert Jonah Sachs takes readers into a fascinating world of seemingly insurmountable challenges and enormous opportunity. You’ll discover how: • Social media tools are driving a return to the oral tradition, in which stories that matter rise above the fray • Marketers have become today’s mythmakers, providing society with explanation, meaning, and ritual • Memorable stories based on timeless themes build legions of eager evangelists • Marketers and audiences can work together to create deeper meaning and stronger partnerships in building a better world • Brands like Old Spice, The Story of Stuff, Nike, the Tea Party, and Occupy Wall Street created and sustained massive viral buzz Winning the Story Wars is a call to arms for business communicators to cast aside broken traditions and join a revolution to build the iconic brands of the future. It puts marketers in the role of heroes with a chance to transform not just their craft but the enterprises they represent. After all, success in the story wars doesn’t come just from telling great stories, but from learning to live them.

How to Tell a Story

“What do you mean by 'a good story'?” That's a good question. A good story takes readers where they haven't been before in the company of interesting people ...

Author: Peter Rubie

Publisher: Crossroad Press

ISBN:

Category: Reference

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Drawing on Provost's proven philosophies, Rubie examines every facet of storytelling, from narrative hooks to fulfilling climaxes. Through advice, exercises, and an outstanding array of examples, you'll learn to create gripping narratives powered by strong characters. You'll discover the secrets of sequencing, of weaving subplots into rich stories, of manipulating story pace to increase conflict, tension, and surprise. “Rarely does a writing guide arrive with the authority of HOW TO TELL A STORY.” Publishers Weekly. "HOW TO TELL A STORY is a must for anybody who writes nonfiction or fiction -- television and screenwriters included." - Hugh Wilson, creator of WKRP in Cincinnati, director of The First Wive's Club. "A most useful book that will aid anyone tying to become a writer of fiction. I recommend it highly." - Roderick Thorp, bestselling author of River, Die Hard, and Detective. "Gary Provost was one of the best friends a writer ever had. He knew that all writers face a hard challenge: to take their ideas, aspirations, and vapors of creativity, and make them concrete for the reader. How to do it? Treat writing as a craft, with techniques that can be learned, with tricks that can be taught. In this book, Peter Rubie shows Gary Provost at his best." William Martin, author of Cape Cod and Annapolis. "HOW TO TELL A STORY offers a harvest of time-tested problem-solving techniques that will enrich every writer's art and craft. It's a feast of innovative, clearly stated advice that will nourish a writer's confidence and career. Read it and you will reap its many rewards." - Gerald Gross, author of Editors on Editing: What Writers Need to Know About What Editors Do. "Peter Rubie and Gary Provost have got it right. HOW TO TELL A STORY covers everything a novice writer needs to learn and a professional writer needs to remember. It's earned a permanent place on my desk." - Barbara Shapiro, author of Blind Spot and See No Evil. "In this unique book, the time honored ability of story telling has been dissected, examined carefully and defined in detail for the writer. With a fresh new look at what makes a story exciting and compelling, HOW TO TELL A STORY outlines for the writer all the secrets of dramatic story telling. Every writer should read this book before writing another paragraph." - Keith Wilson, M.D., novelist, and author of Cause of Death: A Writer's Guide to Death, Murder, & Forensic Medicine.

Every Great Man Has a Story to Tell

It has always been few who become great in life, whereas, God never intended for anyone to be poor in this world. That is, God never predestined some people ...

Author: Tiebet Joshua

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781491895863

Category: Self-Help

Page: 154

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Why do so many people born into the world as ordinary people pass through the world as paupers and return to their Creator as they had come, just unsung people? In other words, why do majority of people born poor pass through life poor and finally die poor and totally forgotten without anything to show that they had been here? Why does life favor few and make them so great and unique in whatever they do, thereby making them the singsong of others even after they had departed the world for years? Why is nature so unjust, making others to be born with silver spoons while others it makes church rats? Why has nature been so partial to have destined majority in the world to a life of poverty and wants, thereby making them the hewers of woods and drawers of water to a few it had destined greats and nobles? Why is destiny so wicked to have determined the fate of some to be poor and lowly while to some it determined theirs in gold?

Tell Me a Story

Every year Judaism and Christianity tell the great stories of their ancestors in faith . I began to consider the importance of stories through a remark my ...

Author: Robert J. Hater

Publisher: Twenty-Third Publications

ISBN: 1585955523

Category: Religion

Page: 119

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Father Robert Hater strongly believes that ?story without basic belief lacks direction, and basic belief without story is lifeless.? He illustrates this relationship between story and Catholic belief with sensitive and powerful narratives, including the account of his own mother's death and its impact on him. This is an invaluable resource for anyone involved in conveying the story of Jesus and the church: pastors, homilists, catechetical leaders, catechists and teachers, parish ministers, and families, as well as all who wish to find God in their own stories.

How To Write a Great Story

Inspired by Caroline's school events and workshops, and illustrated with Linzie Hunter's lively black and white artwork on every page, this is the perfect addition to the bookshelves of young writers everywhere.

Author: Caroline Lawrence

Publisher: Bonnier Zaffre Ltd.

ISBN: 9781848128156

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 208

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Stories are incredibly powerful so if you become a writer, be careful. Your book could change the world. Caroline Lawrence shares her best tips in this illustrated guide to creative writing and storytelling for readers and writers aged 9+. . . Featuring examples from all kinds of stories, including Black Panther, Alice in Wonderland, Harry Potter, The Incredibles and Star Wars, Caroline explores every aspect of writing - from brainstorming a setting, to creating an opponent and choosing your hero's greatest weakness. Inspired by Caroline's school events and workshops, and illustrated with Linzie Hunter's lively black and white artwork on every page, this is the perfect addition to the bookshelves of young writers everywhere.

So Tell Me a Story

This happens frequently to preachers and teachers who hear a wonderful story and say to themselves, “Great story! I need to fit that in this week.

Author: Stephen Farris

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781532637490

Category: Religion

Page: 194

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“Everyone loves a good story, and So Tell Me a Story offers wise counsel to preachers and teachers who want to improve their storytelling skills. Farris, an experienced and skilled speaker, provides instruction, encouragement, and advice on how to avoid pitfalls that face storytellers. The book moves beyond the realm of the how-to manual, however, with an extensive collection of stories and reflections on Christian life that will spiritually enrich both speakers and other readers.

How to Tell a Story and Others

I do not claim that I can tell a story as it ought to be told. ... The humorous story may be spun out to great length, and may wander around as much as it ...

Author: Mark Twain

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781473374300

Category: Fiction

Page: 30

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First published in 1897, "How to Tell a Story and Others" is a series of short stories and advice by Mark Twain. In them Twain describes his own writing style, attacks the idiocy of a fellow author, defends the virtue of a dead woman, and tries to protect ordinary citizens from insults by railroad conductors. This collection is highly recommended for those with an interest in creative writing and is not to be missed by fans of Twain’s seminal work. Samuel Langhorne Clemens (1835–1910), more commonly known under the pen name Mark Twain, was an American writer, lecturer, publisher and entrepreneur most famous for his novels “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” (1876) and “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” (1884). Other notable works by this author include: “The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today” (1873) and “The Prince and the Pauper” (1881). Read & Co. Classics is proudly republishing this fantastic work now in a new edition complete with a specially-commissioned biography of the author.

How to Tell a Story and Other Essays

I do not claim that I can tell a story as it ought to be told. ... The humorous story may be spun out to great length, and may wander around as much as it ...

Author: Марк Твен

Publisher: Litres

ISBN: 9785457749276

Category: Fiction

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A hilarious and cutting critique of what not to do, this deliciously wicked essay lays out what writers should and must do if they want their fiction to live and breathe ― as Twain's own fiction always does. In "How to Tell a Story," the title piece, Twain takes on such mysteries as the perfectly-timed pause and the uses of the dead-pan mask, and candidly describes his own efforts to hone his platform skills.

Try to Tell the Story

Badel, and the clear apprehension that here was a great work that would ... of being onstage with a great story to tell and Hamlet's father as my Sally.

Author: David Thomson

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307271334

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

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David Thomson, one of our most celebrated film writers, gives us a haunting, fascinating memoir about growing up as an only child in wartime England. He was born in London in the aftermath of the war, where he was raised by his mother, grandmother, and upstairs tenant, Miss Davis. He remembers how his grandmother brought him to a street corner to see Churchill and how the bombed-out houses that still smelled of smoke became his playground. We see Thomson attempt to overcome his profound sadness at being abandonded by his cold and distant father by finding solace in the cinema houses. Movies became his great escape, and the worlds revealed in Red River, The Third Man, and Citizen Kane helped to alleviate his loneliness and bolster his rich imaginative life.

Tell Me A Story Grammy Sue

Grandfather, like any pure Irishman, could tell a good story. Danny loved to sit on the ƪoor in front ofthe Ƥreplace by his grandfather's feet and listen to ...

Author: Susan Hankinson

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1477293051

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 108

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For several years Sue has been writing short stories for her website, www.grammysbookshelf.com. Many of them were written for specific holidays, explaining their meaning in simple enough terms for young children to understand. Some are just for fun, mostly using animals to tell the story. Several of these stories have not previously been published and appear here for the first time. On her website the stories are illustrated with clip art and animations. Because the stories that appear are not archived so they can be read again at a later date, Sue decided to publish them with all new illustrations for each story. “Grammy” loves kids and while she uses animals for many of her characters, she uses the names and characteristics of her grandchildren for many of those animals.

Anyone Can Tell a Bible Story

Bob Hartman's Guide to Storytelling - with 35 great stories Bob Hartman. The One and Only Delgado Cheese Here's another tale that formed the basis of one of ...

Author: Bob Hartman

Publisher: Monarch Books

ISBN: 9780857211576

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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Bob Hartman has an enviable reputation as a performance storyteller. Here are his insights into how stories work; tips and techniques; and how to retell Bible stories ' plus 50 great stories to practise on. This is a revised and expanded edition of the Lion volume first published in 2002, with many new stories and ideas. The book is structured by storytelling styles, with pull quotes and boxes to keep the central material clear. This book is both a training manual and a resource. All the stories are taken from the Bible. It is published in the same popular format as TELLING THE BIBLE and TELLING THE GOSPEL.

The Star Interview

The STAR Interview Method is used by millions of people all around the world to answer interview questions and tell stories.

Author: Misha Yurchenko

Publisher:

ISBN: 1973425904

Category: Employment interviewing

Page: 192

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The STAR Interview Method is used by millions of people all around the world to answer interview questions and tell stories. Fortune 500 companies (Amazon included) recommend using the STAR method to answer behavioral questions. Whether you're just starting your job search, already interviewing with a company, or looking for a different way to stand out - there are a dozen different ways you can incorporate the technique into your life. But it's not just about interviewing. Any time you present yourself verbally or in written format, doing it in a narrative/story format will open people's ears. So if any (or all) of these apply to you, then you can use STAR: -Looking for a job -Interview preparation for a full time or part time job -Getting yourself noticed as a freelancer -Finding consulting gigs -Trying to get an internal transfer -Writing a badass LinkedIn profile -Making a great blog, portfolio or content to present yourself -Networking I've helped thousands of people in their job searches and hundreds of (small and large) companies find the right people for their teams. The STAR method has remained a consistent and useful technique throughout. In a day and age when we are all trying to be heard, it is more relevant today than ever before.