The 15 Best Books on Storytelling (to Read in )In this excerpt from their conversation, we focus on storytelling. Jesse Scinto: I see my task as helping clients develop the story they want to present. You start with a problem—it should be a problem the audience has—and then you develop it. When you develop that problem, it makes the audience a little bit anxious and a little bit excited to hear the solution. Then you position your product or service as the solution. Roff: How do you define what a story is? And what is storytelling?
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June 7, 9 min read. These were the questions I asked myself when I started first started my CAD drafting job in architecture. Fresh out of graduate school, far too many dollars in debt, and stuck behind the drafting table, I listened as clients and ideas moved in and out of the office. I started to notice the same patterns happening over and over again. Saw brilliant designers and creative urban planners come up with strategies for re-designing cities.
Shawn Callahan is a master at telling stories, and his new book Putting Stories to Work: Mastering Business Storytelling shows business leaders how to become better communicators using oral storytelling techniques. It provides a clear process for finding stories to tell, how to remember them, how to tell them and knowing when to refresh them. Of course, these are powerful tools so ethics are paramount. Charles shows you how to create any new habit, storytelling included. Berger shows us what gets retold and why. He really opened the field of business storytelling in the business world.
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Stories for Work walks you through the science of storytelling, revealing the secrets behind great storytellers and showing you how to master the art of storytelling in business. Stories hold a unique place in our psyche, and the right story at the right time can be a game-changer in business; whether tragedy, triumph, tension or transition, a good story can captivate the listener and help you achieve your goals. In this book, author Gabrielle Dolan draws from a decade of training business leaders in storytelling to show you what works, why it works, when it works best and what never works. You'll learn how to create your own stories — authentically yours, crafted to attain your goal — and develop an instinct for sharing when the time is right. In-depth case studies feature real-world people in real-world businesses, showing how storytelling has changed the way they work, motivate and lead — providing clear examples of the power of this enormously effective skill. Storytelling gives you an edge.