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The story factor : secrets of influence from the art of storytelling

Author: Annette Simmons
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Perseus Pub., ©2001.
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"In this book, Annette Simmons reminds us that the oldest tool of influence is also the most powerful - through the words, gestures, tone, and rhythm of story you can captivate an audience of skeptical, resistant nay-sayers while constructing a believable picture for your ideas and goals. In today's hyper-competitive, techno-centric, and results-oriented environment it is easy to forget that all organizations are  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Annette Simmons
ISBN: 0738203696 : 9780738203690
OCLC Number: 45669330
Notes: "Inspiration, influence, and persuasion through the art of storytelling"--Cover.
Description: xviii, 254 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: The six stories you need to know how to tell --
What is story? --
What story can do that facts can't --
How to tell a good story --
The psychology of story's influence --
Sound bite or epic? --
Influencing the unwilling, unconcerned, or unmotivated --
Storylistening as a tool of influence --
Storyteller dos and don'ts --
The life of a storyteller.
Responsibility: Annette Simmons.

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"In this book, Annette Simmons reminds us that the oldest tool of influence is also the most powerful - through the words, gestures, tone, and rhythm of story you can captivate an audience of skeptical, resistant nay-sayers while constructing a believable picture for your ideas and goals. In today's hyper-competitive, techno-centric, and results-oriented environment it is easy to forget that all organizations are social systems and that work is personal - learning to tap into the personal element through story will enable you to solve problems, make decisions, and develop trust in ways you might never have thought possible." "Showcasing over a hundred examples of effective storytelling drawn from the front limes of business and government, as well as myths, fables, and parables from around the world, Simmons illustrates 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 in virtually any situation - from making a sales call to launching a community service campaign."--Jacket.

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