The Story Factor (Revised)
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."
Annette Simmons is president of Group Process Consulting, whose clients include NASA, the IRS, and Microsoft. She has been featured on NBC's "Market Watch," and has been quoted in Fortune, The Washington Post, and other other publications. She is the author of several books, including The Story Factor. She lives in Shreveport, Louisiana. Connect with Annette Simmons at: @thestoryfactor or firstname.lastname@example.org
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