I prefer this one over The Story Factor. Being right is only halfway to action. It gets you to think. I enjoyed it a lot! Otherwise, I don't think there are any mind blowing life hacks for your daily routine. The book is also a journal for making notes on potential stories, with step-by-step instructions on how to Do you know what it's like when just the right book falls into your hands at just the right time? I found this book informative and helpful.
Annette started with a business degree from Louisiana State University in 1983, spent ten years in Australia in international business, attained a M. All things that I teach in my Business Narrative seminars, but can always use more artful ways of explaining. In this book, Annette Simmons weaves together business stories, strategies, and insights, along with an underlying theme advocating for honesty, self-reflection, and open-hearted listening. The book is also a journal for making notes on potential stories, with step-by-step instructions on how to nourish the seed of a story and so it grows into a useful business tool. Develop the ability to jump through time and space.
Then Annette Simmons came along to show us the error of our ways. Stories help people feel acknowledged,connected, and less alone. Because I am a writer and public speaker I learned long ago that the Best Story Does Win! A guide to stories and how to use them in a business setting. The answer on average was 30%. I've used my own stories for years in making a point. Even if you don't do the work at the end of chapters.
Different approaches but both are worth the investment in time and money. Yet the most powerful, persuasive communication has a human element. So listen to your audience, get to know them, find that common factor that can create a bond and build on it. Yet the most powerful, persuasive communication has a human element. Fear literally narrows vision and limits creativity.
Because humans are empathetic beings, we are inherently wired to understand concepts better and quicker through stories. The best thing about the book is the reinforcement it provides that a certain type of story telling belongs in business and government. Annette Simmons lays out the storytelling agenda in clear, simple steps. In Whoever Tells the Best Story Wins, Annette Simmons tells us why we must all learn to tell a good story, and guides us through simple steps to master this important craft. Stories of personal experience can be about: A time you shined, a time you blew it, a mentor, a book, movie or a current events. This is how you get the ball rolling and people are more likely to trust you back.
The concrete examples were nice, but I could have used a little more information on how organizations can draw out these sto A guide to stories and how to use them in a business setting. Great artists seek out art. I teach electronics at a Technical College. Ultimately, the kind of transformative results that can come only from an enriched, passionate workforce depend on a distinctly human element. Then read the whole again. In Whoever tells the best story wins, Annette Simmons tells us why we must all learn to tell a good story, and guides us through simple steps to master this important craft. The author provided some food for thought on how to build my skills.
I decided to buckle down and read this and The Story Factor with my colleague Jane. It is more a workbook than a how to book. Tell 2 — 3 stories with different actions and different endings bad, neutral, good. Filled with enlightening anecdotes, this practical guide gives readers the tools they need to persuade, inspire, and influence others through the power of story. If you are interested in telling your own story, what you have experienced, what you have learned in your life then this is the book for you. We'd all like to learn how to win friends and influence people. This is an awesome book! They entertain, spicing up the book, but are not entertaining in the purely for quick fun sense.
I've been buying books that aid or reinforce my method and this was one that brought me around to looking at how I present and how to better craft my message. Although it targets trainers, the concepts and techniques. Still, it's a clear guide to those who are new to using stories to persuade, enlighten, and inspire. This important book helps you lay the groundwork for using story as a credible tool to connect with your audience, and create a meaning more powerful than mere facts could ever do. According to Simmons, there are four types of stories: a time you shined, a time you failed, a time you mentored or were mentored to, and, finally, an event you were exposed to in a book, a movie, the news, or elsewhere.
The author presents six categories of stories: Who-I-Am Stories Why-I-Am-Here Stories Teaching Stories Vision Stories Values-in-Action Stories I-Know-What-You-Are-Thinking-Stories Within each, she gives examples of stories inspired by a time you shined, a time you blew it, a mentor, and a book, movie, or current event. 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. If you want to encourage a value, tell a story that illustrates the real-world manifestation of that value. Tell this person what you get out of it besides money. Simmons identifies these six types of stories: Who-I-Am Stories - We use these types of stories to earn the right to influence the person we are talking to. People need to know who you are before they can trust you. We currently use several chapters from this in class.
Feelings alter fact—at least the perceptions of facts…. People need to know who you are before they can trust you. Teaching Stories - Instead of offering advice, we use a story to create a shared experience and the listener learns from this shared experience. People float in an ocean of data and disconnected facts that leave them feeling often overwhelmed and suspicious of choices. People are strongly influenced and persuaded by stories.