Three Fundamental books for Personal Story Telling or any speech in public

The Power of Personal Storytelling, Jack Maguire

  • Why tell personal stories.
  • How to find those stories.
  • What does it mean "creating a story from an experience" (not telling all or exactly).
  • How it is better to "embed" then memorise.

Improving your storytelling, Doug Lipman

Passing what is in our mind to the diverse audience: how it works.
Discussion of the rapport of the triangle The Story, The Audience and You.
Taking out all what is not useful for the Most Important Thing (that time, for that audience).

Wired for story (not for beginners this one)

A discussion on why we do expect, as readers or audience and what when we hear a story.
High expectations, but very profoundly explained, for each part that makes a great story, written or told or in any other form.

After the study of these three books, there are many more, if you like to study. If you work and want to use in Business environment also. For example "The one who tells the best story wins" or the "Story Factory" and I liked and learned also from : "Acting methods in storytelling".

And of course, all we learn at Toastmasters in the Competent Communicator manual's ten projects about speaking in public. And then from each Advanced manual, even if most projects in it are short and could necessity more reading from other sources. That is how we learn, try out and progress.

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