Long Story Short

Author: Margot Leitman
Publisher: Sasquatch Books
ISBN: 9781632170286
Release Date: 2015-10-13
Genre: Performing Arts

This is a practical storytelling guide from comedian, winner of multiple Moth storytelling competitions, and founder of the Upright Citizens Brigade storytelling program, Margot Leitman. Did you ever wish you could tell a story that leaves others spellbound? Storytelling teacher and champion Margot Leitman will show you how! With a fun, irreverent, and infographic approach, this guide breaks a story into concrete components with ways to improve content, structure, emotional impact, and delivery through personal anecdotes, relatable examples, and practical exercises. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Long Story Short

Author: Margot Leitman
Publisher: Sasquatch Books
ISBN: 9781632170279
Release Date: 2015-10-13
Genre: Performing Arts

This is a practical storytelling guide from comedian, winner of multiple Moth storytelling competitions, and founder of the Upright Citizens Brigade storytelling program, Margot Leitman. Did you ever wish you could tell a story that leaves others spellbound? Storytelling teacher and champion Margot Leitman will show you how! With a fun, irreverent, and infographic approach, this guide breaks a story into concrete components with ways to improve content, structure, emotional impact, and delivery through personal anecdotes, relatable examples, and practical exercises.

Lead with a Story

Author: Paul Smith
Publisher: AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn
ISBN: 9780814420300
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Business & Economics

"Features powerful stories for 21 of the toughest challenges businesspeople face"--Jacket.

Wired for Story

Author: Lisa Cron
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
ISBN: 9781607742456
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

"This guide reveals how writers can take advantage of the brain's hard-wired responses to story to captivate their readers' minds through each plot element"--Provided by publisher.

Let the Story Do the Work

Author: Esther K. CHOY
Publisher: AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn
ISBN: 9780814438022
Release Date: 2017-07-27
Genre: Business & Economics

It sounds so simple: Incorporate a story and people will remember your message. But when you get down to crafting one, there’s nothing easy about it. Material for stories surrounds us. Yet few people are skilled at sharing personal anecdotes and even fewer know how to link them to professional goals. Whether you want to stand out in the interview process, add punch to a presentation, or make a compelling case for a new initiative, Let the Story Do the Work shows you how to mine your experience for simple narratives that convey who you are, what you want to achieve, and why others should care. Packed with enlightening examples, the book explains how to find the perfect hook, structure your story...and deliver it at the right time in the right way. You’ll discover how to use stories to: Capture attention Engage your audience Change minds Inspire action Bring facts and data to life Clarify challenging concepts Pitch persuasively Fundraise effectively And more Never underestimate the power of a great story. Learn to leverage the elements of storytelling—and turn everyday communications into opportunities to connect, gain buy-in, and build lasting relationships.

Improving Your Storytelling

Author: Doug Lipman
Publisher: august house
ISBN: 0874835305
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Discusses methods of storytelling, and encourages the storyteller to think on their feet, by using facial expressions, voice control, timing, hand movements, style, imagery, and other details that enhance a tale-telling session

The Storytelling Animal

Author: Jonathan Gottschall
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547391403
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Science

Explores the latest beliefs about why people tell stories and what stories reveal about human nature, offering insights into such related topics as universal themes and what it means to have a storytelling brain.

The Moth

Author: Catherine Burns
Publisher: Hachette Books
ISBN: 9781401305963
Release Date: 2013-09-03
Genre: Performing Arts

For the first time in print, celebrated storytelling phenomenon The Moth presents fifty spellbinding, soul-bearing stories selected from their extensive archive (fifteen-plus years and 10,000-plus stories strong). Inspired by friends telling stories on a porch, The Moth was born in small-town Georgia, garnered a cult following in New York City, and then rose to national acclaim with the wildly popular podcast and Peabody Award-winning weekly public radio show The Moth Radio Hour. Stories include: writer Malcolm Gladwell's wedding toast gone horribly awry; legendary rapper Darryl "DMC" McDaniels' obsession with a Sarah McLachlan song; poker champion Annie Duke's two-million-dollar hand; and A. E. Hotchner's death-defying stint in a bullring . . . with his friend Ernest Hemingway. Read about the panic of former Clinton Press Secretary Joe Lockhart when he misses Air Force One after a hard night of drinking in Moscow, and Dr. George Lombardi's fight to save Mother Teresa's life. This will be a beloved read for existing Moth enthusiasts, fans of the featured storytellers, and all who savor well-told, hilarious, and heartbreaking stories.

Long Story Short

Author: Marty Machowski
Publisher: David C Cook
ISBN: 9781936768103
Release Date: 2010-11-03
Genre: Religion

Transform Your Family with Ten Minutes a Day in the Gospel Story Christian parents know the importance of passing the gospel story on to their children, yet we live in a busy world filled with distractions. Schedules collide, there is homework and yard work and dishes and laundry, the car's oil should be changed, there are phone calls to make and before you know it, everyone is getting to bed late again. The Bible can seem like a long story for an active family to read, but when you break it down into short sections, as Marty Machowski does, family devotions are easy to do. Long Story Short will help busy parents share with their children how every story in the Old Testament points forward to God's story of salvation through Jesus Christ. You won't find a more important focus for a family devotional than a daily highlighting of the gospel of grace. Clever stories and good moral lessons may entertain and even help children, but the gospel will transform children. The gospel is deep enough to keep the oldest and wisest parents learning and growing all their lives, yet simple enough to transform the heart of the first grader who has just begun to read. Ten minutes a day, five days a week is enough time to pass on the most valuable treasure the world has ever known. Long Story Short is a family devotional program designed to explain God's plan of salvation through the Old Testament and is suitable for children from preschool through high school.

Whoever Tells the Best Story Wins

Author: Annette Simmons
Publisher: AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn
ISBN: 9780814400845
Release Date: 2007-05-09
Genre: Business & Economics

Most people have been conditioned to believe that business communication must be clear, rational, and objective, with no place for emotion or subjective thinking. Yet the most powerful, persuasive communication has a human element...often delivered simply and personally through the telling of stories. This book shows readers how to use personal stories to get their ideas across and create meaningful connections between themselves and their audience. Moving beyond the usual speech-openers or ice-breakers, the book gives readers a process for finding, developing, and using their own stories, including how to: * gain people's trust * use six different kinds of stories * shift from everyday thinking into story thinking * help shape group decisions and actions. Filled with enlightening anecdotes, this practical guide gives readers the tools they need to persuade, inspire, and influence others through the power of story.

The Art of Storytelling

Author: John D. Walsh
Publisher: Moody Publishers
ISBN: 9780802487797
Release Date: 2013-12-18
Genre: Religion

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.

Business Storytelling For Dummies

Author: Karen Dietz
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118730171
Release Date: 2013-11-22
Genre: Business & Economics

Use storytelling to influence people and move them to action Need to get your point across? Get staff on board with change? Foster collaboration? Increase sales? Strengthen employee engagement? Build customer loyalty? Drive innovation and creativity? Capture best practices? Align people around a goal? Grow your business? Business Storytelling For Dummies can help you do this—and more. Pre-order your copy today through Amazon! Discover: Expert advice with real-world examples Proven case studies, tips, and templates How to get results by capturing, crafting, telling stories, and more

How to Tell a Story

Author: Peter Rubie
Publisher: Writers Digest Books
ISBN: 0898798094
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

This writing reference combines the renowned instruction of the late Gary Provost with the literary savvy of his longtime colleague and friend, Peter Rubie.'

Stories for Work

Author: Gabrielle Dolan
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780730343271
Release Date: 2017-02-07
Genre: Business & Economics

Learn the science and master the art of telling a great story 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. Whether you're after a promotion, a difficult client, a big sale or leading through transition, a great story can help you smooth the road and seal the deal. This book is your personal coach for masterful storytelling, with expert guidance and lessons learned from real-world business leaders. Learn why storytelling grabs attention and helps your message get through Master the four types of stories used in business settings Infuse your stories with the personal to highlight your vision and values Craft a selection of stories to pull out at pivotal business moments The oral tradition has ancient roots that unite all humans, and despite our myriad modern distractions, we still respond to a well-told story. Stories for Work helps you put this dynamic to work for you in any business scenario.

The Moth Presents All These Wonders

Author: Catherine Burns
Publisher: Crown Archetype
ISBN: 9781101904411
Release Date: 2017-03-21
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

“Wonderful." —Michiko Kakutani, New York Times Celebrating the 20th anniversary of storytelling phenomenon The Moth, 45 unforgettable true stories about risk, courage, and facing the unknown, drawn from the best ever told on their stages Carefully selected by the creative minds at The Moth, and adapted to the page to preserve the raw energy of live storytelling, All These Wonders features voices both familiar and new. Alongside Meg Wolitzer, John Turturro, Tig Notaro, and Hasan Minhaj, readers will encounter: an astronomer gazing at the surface of Pluto for the first time, an Afghan refugee learning how much her father sacrificed to save their family, a hip-hop star coming to terms with being a “one-hit wonder,” a young female spy risking everything as part of Churchill’s “secret army” during World War II, and more. High-school student and neuroscientist alike, the storytellers share their ventures into uncharted territory—and how their lives were changed indelibly by what they discovered there. With passion, and humor, they encourage us all to be more open, vulnerable, and alive.