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Stories for Work

Gabrielle Dolan


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PUBLISHED: 23rd January 2017
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Learn the science and master the art of telling a great story Stories for Work walks you through the science of storytelling, revealing the secrets behind great storytellers and showing you how to master the art of storytelling in business.
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  • Paperback
    $29.36
PUBLISHED: 23rd January 2017
ISBN: 9780730343295
ANNOTATION:
Learn the science and master the art of telling a great story Stories for Work walks you through the science of storytelling, revealing the secrets behind great storytellers and showing you how to master the art of storytelling in business.

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Learn the science and master the art of telling a great story Stories for Work walks you through the science of storytelling, revealing the secrets behind great storytellers and showing you how to master the art of storytelling in business.

Publisher Description

Learn the science and master the art of telling a great story

Stories for Work walks you through the science of storytelling, revealing the secrets behind great storytellers and showing you how to master the art of storytelling in business. Stories hold a unique place in our psyche, and the right story at the right time can be a game-changer in business; whether tragedy, triumph, tension or transition, a good story can captivate the listener and help you achieve your goals. In this book, author Gabrielle Dolan draws from a decade of training business leaders in storytelling to show you what works, why it works, when it works best and what never works. You'll learn how to create your own stories ? authentically yours, crafted to attain your goal ? and develop an instinct for sharing when the time is right. In-depth case studies feature real-world people in real-world businesses, showing how storytelling has changed the way they work, motivate and lead ? providing clear examples of the power of this enormously effective skill.

Storytelling gives you an edge. Whether you're after a promotion, a difficult client, a big sale or leading through transition, a great story can help you smooth the road and seal the deal. This book is your personal coach for masterful storytelling, with expert guidance and lessons learned from real-world business leaders.

  • Learn why storytelling grabs attention and helps your message get through
  • Master the four types of stories used in business settings
  • Infuse your stories with the personal to highlight your vision and values
  • Craft a selection of stories to pull out at pivotal business moments

The oral tradition has ancient roots that unite all humans, and despite our myriad modern distractions, we still respond to a well-told story. Stories for Work helps you put this dynamic to work for you in any business scenario.

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' Stories for Work will give you everything you need to be more inspiring and effective in your business communications. A must read business book!' --Michael Ebeid, CEO & Managing Director, SBS What would you rather do, sit through another dry presentation full of pie charts and spreadsheets, or listen to a good story well told? What would have a greater impact on your staff, your clients and your customers, a spreadsheet or a memorable story? From The Odyssey to The Bible, Aesop's Fables to 1984 , memorable and motivational information has always been passed down through generations in the form of stories. And, as world-class business storytelling expert Gabrielle Dolan vividly demonstrates in Stories for Work , stories can also give you the edge in business. She explains the science behind the awesome power of stories to persuade people and foster change, and she walks you, step-by-step, through the process of crafting your own business stories and strategically sharing them to achieve your business goals. Packed with case studies drawn from Dolan's extensive experience as a consultant to leading companies world-wide, Stories for Work helps you to: understand why storytelling grabs attention and helps you get your message across master the four types of stories used in business settings infuse your stories with the personal to highlight your vision and values craft a selection of stories to tell at pivotal business moments. Whether it's for closing a deal, getting a promotion or leading an organisation through difficult change, Stories for Work is like a magic talisman that imbues you with the power to charm and motivate people and to realise your goals.

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'Sharing stories creates a more open relationship and environment. Openness builds trust, trust enables people to unleash their potential and unleashing potential increases performance. Gabrielle Dolan, a global thought leader in authentic leadership, shines a light on using stories at work to improve performance. This book takes you on a wonderful journey into how and when to use stories, a brilliant reminder that stories never go out of fashion. But, like knowing which brooch, scarf or tie you can pull out of the wardrobe after years and add to your outfit and still look great, selecting the right story for the right time is imperative. Thanks for the insights Gabrielle.' --Michelle Loader, CEO, Chandler Macleod 'Gabrielle Dolan is clearly Australia's leading corporate storytelling expert and her latest book, Stories for Work , is brilliant.' --Matt Church, Founder, Thought Leaders Global, Author of Amplifiers

Author Biography

GABRIELLE DOLAN is a global thought leader on authentic leadership and storytelling. She works with high-profile leaders from around the globe, helping them to become better leaders and communicators using the art of business storytelling. She is the best-selling author of Ignite: Real Leadership, Real Talk, Real Results and co-author of Hooked: How leaders connect engage and inspire with storytelling.

Table of Contents

About the author ix

Acknowledgements xi

Introduction xiii

Part I: Shaping your stories 1

1 The science of storytelling 5

2 Four types of stories you need in business 15

3 How to find stories for work 23

4 How to construct and share your stories 33

Part II: Sharing your stories 43

5 Stories that work for presentations 47

6 Stories that work for change 55

7 Stories that work for sales 65

8 Stories that work for values and vision 75

9 Stories that work for your personal brand 85

10 Stories that work for coaching 97

11 Stories that work for job interviews 105

12 Stories that work for newsletters and blogs 115

Part III: Storytelling case studies 125

13 Australia Post case study 129

14 Bupa case study 139

15 Spark case study 151

Conclusion 163

Next steps 167

Index 169

Connect and share 175

Long Description

Stories for Work will give you everything you need to be more inspiring and effective in your business communications. A must read business book! Michael Ebeid, CEO & Managing Director, SBS What would you rather do, sit through another dry presentation full of pie charts and spreadsheets, or listen to a good story well told? What would have a greater impact on your staff, your clients and your customers, a spreadsheet or a memorable story? From The Odyssey to The Bible, Aesops Fables to 1984 , memorable and motivational information has always been passed down through generations in the form of stories. And, as world-class business storytelling expert Gabrielle Dolan vividly demonstrates in Stories for Work , stories can also give you the edge in business. She explains the science behind the awesome power of stories to persuade people and foster change, and she walks you, step-by-step, through the process of crafting your own business stories and strategically sharing them to achieve your business goals. Packed with case studies drawn from Dolans extensive experience as a consultant to leading companies world-wide, Stories for Work helps you to: understand why storytelling grabs attention and helps you get your message across master the four types of stories used in business settings infuse your stories with the personal to highlight your vision and values craft a selection of stories to tell at pivotal business moments. Whether its for closing a deal, getting a promotion or leading an organisation through difficult change, Stories for Work is like a magic talisman that imbues you with the power to charm and motivate people and to realise your goals.

Product Details

Pages
200
Publisher
John Wiley & Sons Australia
Year
2017
Edition
1st
ISBN-10
0730343294
ISBN-13
9780730343295
Format
Paperback
Audience
General/Trade
Country of Publication
Australia
Subtitle
The Essential Guide to Business Storytelling
Author
Gabrielle Dolan
Publication Date
2017-01-23
Short Title
Stories for Work
Language
English