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Discovering the art of storytelling by showcasing methods, tips, & tools that help you find and tell your story, your way.  Find me on Twitter @gimligoosetales
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10 Best Books for Learning the Art of Business Storytelling | Story Bistro

10 Best Books for Learning the Art of Business Storytelling | Story Bistro | How to find and tell your story | Scoop.it

"There are scads of blog posts and books out there all telling you WHY storytelling is so important.  But HOW the heck do you tell a great story? That’s the $20,000 question.


It’s a question I attempt to answer here on this blog. And it’s the study of millions of writers, poets, marketers, speakers, and teachers across the globe. If you’d like to join them and learn more about HOW to tell a great story (and how to keep at it when you start to doubt yourself), here are my top book recommendations for you."


Read the full article to find the list and links to 10 books to get you started on the path to telling a compelling business story.

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25 Essential Books on Storytelling, Copywriting, and Marketing to Read in 2015 | One Month

25 Essential Books on Storytelling, Copywriting, and Marketing to Read in 2015 | One Month | How to find and tell your story | Scoop.it

"Over the past eight years, I’ve read more than 100 books on storytelling, persuasion, copywriting, content marketing, and designing presentations. From Edward Tufte’s books on information design to Joseph Campbell’s The Hero’s Journey, to the neuroscience behind storytelling. This year, I've compiled the top 26 books that I think every leader, communicator, thought leader and business owner should read.

 

If you want to up your game and grow your business, elevate your platform, or become a better storyteller — read these books."

 

Read the full article to discover the storytelling books in this list.  You'll find 14 recommendations under the categories:

  • Books on writing
  • Storytelling
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Top Storytelling Books | You Brand Inc

Top Storytelling Books | You Brand Inc | How to find and tell your story | Scoop.it

"The art of telling a story is a skill that if learned can be used not only in business but throughout your life. The books featured here are some of the top books on how to tell a story. Note: this list is a mix between business storytelling, novel writing, and screenwriting. This mix is what I've found is the best way to build the skill and art of storytelling."


Read the full article to discover a lengthy list of storytelling related books and a synopsis of each.

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An interesting and diverse selection of books.

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Business Storytelling For Dummies book has arrived! | Karen Dietz

Business Storytelling For Dummies book has arrived! | Karen Dietz | How to find and tell your story | Scoop.it

"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."


Hot off the press.  Written by Karen Dietz and Lori Silverman.  Put it on the top of your Christmas wishlist.


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malek's comment, November 28, 2013 1:43 PM
Congrats, shine bright
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A new tool in our arsenal. Amazon comments a must-do

Kim Zinke (aka Gimli Goose)'s comment, November 28, 2013 11:45 PM
Congratulations Karen! It's now at the top of my Christmas wishlist.
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Nonprofit Storytelling Resources | Wilton Blake

Nonprofit Storytelling Resources | Wilton Blake | How to find and tell your story | Scoop.it

This is a curated collection of nonprofit storytelling resources.  The collection is categorized by:

- Andy Goodman

- Kivi Leroux Miller

- Katya Andresen & Macon Morehouse

- Nancy Schwartz

- Michael Margolis

- Research studies on the power of stories

- YouTube

- Scoop.it!

- Books

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Leadership is in the Story | Wildland Fire Leadership

Leadership is in the Story | Wildland Fire Leadership | How to find and tell your story | Scoop.it

"Many years ago, I proposed a storytelling self-development tool for use by wildland firefighters. At that time, I was told another entity was working on a similar project. As with many initiatives, I don't think it came to fruition. It has been two years since I presented the tool to blog readers, so here it is again."

 

Read the full article to find:

- the 8 “how-to” suggestions

- a selection of printed resources that include books and websites

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The Best Ever Biz Story Book List For You | Just Story It

The Best Ever Biz Story Book List For You | Just Story It | How to find and tell your story | Scoop.it

I have finally added a list of my favorite biz story books that you can now access and explore yourself.

 

These books are the best I've found that will help you build practical storytelling skills, and make us all smarter about business narratives.

 

The books include everything from conducting narrative research within organizations, how leaders can use storytelling, stories in marketing/branding, how to use stories for change and transformation, and using stories for break-through communication.

 

The books include many business examples, processes, and how-to steps. I hope they prove useful for you. Enjoy!

 

PS -- and let me know if you have recommendations!


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Cyndee Haydon www.SandbarsToSunsets.com's comment, March 11, 2012 4:39 AM
Karen I was going to say "The Story Factor" - my favorite book of the last 5 years - great stuff in there that has helped our business & blog - thanks, Cyndee
Karen Dietz's comment, March 11, 2012 9:17 PM
Thank you for re-scooping this Stephane! Have a wonderful week :)
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Thank you Gimli! Have a wonderful week :)
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Apple's iBooks Author presents journalists with a new storytelling platform | Poynter.org

Although Apple released iBooks Author, its new tool to create interactive e-books, as part of its push into textbook publishing, Wayne MacPhail believes it “could be the platform for a whole new form of rich-media, long-form journalism.”

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9 Books To Help You Improve Your Presentations | Ethos3

9 Books To Help You Improve Your Presentations | Ethos3 | How to find and tell your story | Scoop.it

"To become a better presenter and leader, step away from the computer, get out of the office, and read one of these 9 books.


If you are like me, and you are feeling inspired to challenge and transform yourself, consider reading one of the books below while sitting in one of your favorite spots outside. These 9 books were selected because they offer insights that can help you refine and elevate your presentation skills."


Read the full article to read the summaries of these books and find out how they'll help you with your presentations and storytelling skills:

  1. Infographics: The Power of Visual Storytelling
  2. Stories that Move Mountains: Storytelling and Visual Design for Persuasive Presentations
  3. The Art of Explanation: Making your Ideas, Products, and Services Easier to Understand
  4. Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action
  5. Lead with a Story: A Guide to Crafting Business Narratives That Captivate, Convince, and Inspire
  6. To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others
  7. Contagious: Why Things Catch On
  8. Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less
  9. Design For How People Learn

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7 books to read to become a better storyteller | Story & Heart

7 books to read to become a better storyteller | Story & Heart | How to find and tell your story | Scoop.it

"Here we’d like to share a few of our favorite books. Some of these were written just for filmmakers, helping us understand how each technical decision affects our stories. Others take a more general approach, examining how human beings are wired to respond to narrative, and how you can craft your stories to better engage your audience."


Read the full article to find out more about why these 7 books that will help you to tell better stories:

  1. The Storytelling Animal: How Stories Make Us Human by Jonathan Gottschall
  2. Story: Substance, Structure, Style and the Principles of Screenwriting by Robert McKee
  3. Wired For Story by Lisa Cron
  4. Contagious: Why Things Catch On by Jonah Berger
  5. Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die by Chip Heath and Dan Heath
  6. The Filmmaker's Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide for the Digital Age by Steven Ascher
  7. The $100 Startup by Chris Guillebeau
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Just read one of them. I wish I could tell a better tale.

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Storytelling’s 10 Must-Read Books for 2013 | Get Storied

Storytelling’s 10 Must-Read Books for 2013 | Get Storied | How to find and tell your story | Scoop.it
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Read the full article to find out more about this eclectic mix of storytelling genres, from fiction to story business basics to coffee table art:

  1. The Faraway Nearby
  2. Business Storytelling for Dummies
  3. Second Firsts:  Live, Laugh, and Love Again
  4. Catch the Fire:  An Art-full Guide to Unleashing the Creative Power of Youth, Adults and Communities
  5. True Story:  How to Combine Story and Action to Transform Your Business
  6. Building Stories
  7. Lead with a Story:  A Guide to Crafting Business Narratives that Captivate, Convince and Inspire
  8. What Great Salespeople Do:  The Science of Selling Trhough Emotional Connection and the Power of Story
  9. The Twelve Tries of Hattie
  10. Narrative Medicine:  The Use of History and Story in the Healing Process
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TechSoup Canada’s Round-up of Awesome Storytelling Tools and Resources | TechSoup Canada

TechSoup Canada’s Round-up of Awesome Storytelling Tools and Resources | TechSoup Canada | How to find and tell your story | Scoop.it

Telling a good story is more challenging than you think. Read the full article to find out about these resources, tips and tools we’ve collected over the years to help you improve your online storytelling strategy:

 

Step 1: Getting Started - Knowing The Heart Of What You Do

Step 2: Making Your Story Strategic

Step 3: Make It Visual

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- Other Resources, Tools And Tips

- Great Books On Storytelling

- Low Cost Or Free Storytelling Tools We LOVE!

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Resources on the Power of Story | Act3

Resources on the Power of Story | Act3 | How to find and tell your story | Scoop.it

A large collection of resources under the headings:

- helpful handouts

- story collections

- books on storytelling/persuasion

- story resources

- storytelling organizations

- interesting tidbits

- research & news articles

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2 new and exclusive minibooks from Clara Vulliamy to inspire storytelling about music | Playing by the book

2 new and exclusive minibooks from Clara Vulliamy to inspire storytelling about music | Playing by the book | How to find and tell your story | Scoop.it

Download your own, free, exclusive mini books written and illustrated by Clara Vulliamy, designed to inspire storytelling on the theme of music.  Hopefully you and your kids will be inspired to create some great stories together.

 

Read the full article to access the following minibooks:

- music

- fairy/elf

- seaside

- starting school

- blanks books for all the above themes

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"Forget Hollywood" : Author Of 'Invisible Ink' Brian McDonald On The Future Of Storytelling | Paper Wings

"Forget Hollywood" : Author Of 'Invisible Ink' Brian McDonald On The Future Of Storytelling | Paper Wings | How to find and tell your story | Scoop.it

'Invisible Ink' author Brian McDonald says we need to take the future of storytelling away from Hollywood.  McDonald shares his compelling perspectives on how Hollywood (for the most part) has forgotten how to tell stories.

 

Also included are synopsis of 3 books Invisible Ink, Save the Cat & Story Substance, Structure, Style and the Principles of Screenwriting.

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Storytelling: How To Write a Book With Your Kids and Capture Family Memories | Mom It Forward

Storytelling: How To Write a Book With Your Kids and Capture Family Memories | Mom It Forward | How to find and tell your story | Scoop.it

Every family has a story. Some stories are funny, others are heartwarming, and some family stories are educational. There are mothers who write about autism or about adoption. I have seen celebrities write books about cooking, parenting, acting, or what it’s like in live in Hollywood. Katy Perry could write a book about what it was like being a small town Christian girl who exploded on the music scene as one of the biggest stars in the world. Nothing in our life is ever clean and simple. Whatever you’ve been through, it is a story that could possibly help someone else.

 

How To Write a Book With Your Kids

Here are some ides to get your stories down on paper and involve the whole family.

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