Story Smart Using the Science of Story to Persuade Influence Inspire and Teach

Author: Kendall Haven
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610698126
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This one-of-a-kind book reveals the secrets of a story's power to persuade, inspire, influence, and to teach. • Shows how to use the power of story to get your message across in any medium or venue • Explores the convergence of the neural science of story with the art of communication to reveal the power of words • Provides tips, techniques, and strategies for structuring your stories for the most impact • Reveals the common communication pitfalls to avoid

Story Proof

Author: Kendall Haven
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 0313095876
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Like Stephen Krashen's important work in The Power of Reading, Story Proof collects and analyzes research that validates the importance of story, story reading, and storytelling to the brain development and education of children and adults.

Crash Course in Storytelling

Author: Kendall F. Haven
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781591583998
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A guide for librarians discusses a variety of techniques to engage young listeners and make stories interesting and exciting, including such topics as how to encourage audience participation and how to choose a story.

The Story Factor

Author: Annette Simmons
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0786736569
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The new material for this revised edition offers an expanded case study of storytelling in action that focuses on one of Simmons's success stories. Over one hundred stories drawn from the front lines of business and government, as well as myths, fables, and parables from around the world, illustrate how story can be used to persuade, motivate, and inspire in ways that cold facts, bullet points, and directives can't. These stories, combined with practical storytelling techniques show anyone how to become a more effective communicator. From “who I am” to “I-know-what-you're thinking,” Simmons identifies the six stories you need to know how to tell and demonstrates how they can be applied. This revised edition offers a guide to using storytelling in specific business circumstances, including corporate reorganizations, layoffs, and diversity issues.

Whoever Tells the Best Story Wins

Author: Annette Simmons
Publisher: AMACOM
ISBN: 081444914X
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Stories have tremendous power. They can persuade, promote empathy, and provoke action. Better than any other communication tool, stories explain who you are, what you want...and why it matters. In presentations, department meetings, over lunch-any place you make a case for new customers, more business, or your next big idea-you'll have greater impact if you have a compelling story to relate. Whoever Tells the Best Story Wins will teach you to narrate personal experiences as well as borrowed stories in a way that demonstrates authenticity, builds emotional connections, inspires perseverance, and stimulates the imagination. Fully updated and more practical than ever, the second edition reveals how to use storytelling to: Capture attention * Motivate listeners * Gain trust * Strengthen your argument * Sway decisions * Demonstrate authenticity and encourage transparency * Spark innovation * Manage uncertainty * And more Complete with examples, a proven storytelling process and techniques, innovative applications, and a new appendix on teaching storytelling, Whoever Tells the Best Story Wins hands you the tools you need to get your message across-and connect successfully with any audience.

Lead with a Story

Author: Paul Smith
Publisher: Amacom Books
ISBN: 0814420303
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"Features powerful stories for 21 of the toughest challenges businesspeople face"--Jacket.

Way of the Wolf

Author: Jordan Belfort
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501164287
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"What is your number one asset in business--and in life? Persuasion: your ability to sell your product or service effectively; to close the deals, both in your business and your personal life; to stand out, be seen, and prove your case to the world; and in doing so create your greatest destiny possible all boils down to your ability to persuade. Jordan Belfort, the famous Wolf of Wall Street, cracked the code on how to persuade anyone to do anything, as well as how to teach anyone, regardless of age, education, or skill level, to be a master salesperson, closer, negotiator, entrepreneur, or speaker. Now Jordan is showing readers how to create their own circumstances to allow themselves to shape their world the way they want. You're either a victim of circumstance or you're the creator of circumstance. Key points include: cracking the code for sales and persuasion; discovering the magic bullet; creating ethical presentations that actually close the deal; mastering the art of tonality; the art and science of qualifying. Written in his own inimitable voice, this book serves as the first definitive guide on the world-famous Straight Line Sales and Persuasion System, a scientifically proven system for dramatically increasing a person's ability to influence and persuade someone for a predetermined outcome in any setting, both business and personal."--Jacket.

Sowing Stories Deep in the Soul

Author: Joyce Elaine Gill Johnson
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1532616678
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Some adolescent women struggle to maintain positive self-identity, resilience, and personalized faith development on their journey toward adulthood. It is a contemporary crisis recognized by many, including ministry leaders of faith communities. In today’s fast-paced digital culture, concerns addressing challenges facing adolescent women are evident in research literature. To strengthen their spiritual well-being, emphasis is placed on spiritual formation practices that enhance faith, hope, and personal relationships amid social, peer, and media pressures pulling them into negative, detrimental, and dysfunctional lifestyles. Empirical research reveals a need to transform negative images and self-destruction utilizing stories of holistic well-being. Sowing Stories Deep in the Soul: Biblical Storytelling with Adolescent Women highlights biblical women touched by the holistic healing ministry of Jesus with deep soul-stirring experiences of God’s compassionate love. It meets the need as a spiritual formation ministry model focused on creativity, engaging study, internalized story learning, positive life connections, and performing biblical stories by heart. These expressive aspects form the ancient oral character of Bible stories internalized and voiced in repeated performances for compelling impact and action. Included are replicable results of action research using this model with adolescent women to encourage maintaining Christ-centered lives.

Subliminal Persuasion

Author: Dave Lakhani
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470282096
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If you're an entrepreneur, salesperson, advertiser, or business owner, understanding the art of subliminal persuasion will give your bottom line a big boost. In Subliminal Persuasion, master marketer Dave Lakhani reveals in step-by-step detail the exact techniques that really work in persuading and influencing others. It's not about lying or tricking anyone. It's about know what will appeal to people and how communicate that appeal effectively, profitably, and ethically. This is marketing that really convinces.