The Art of Storytelling by John Walsh

The Art of Storytelling: Easy Steps to Presenting an Unforgettable StoryThe Art of Storytelling: Easy Steps to Presenting an Unforgettable Story by John D. Walsh
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This quick, practical book gives several steps to putting together a good story as a presentation. The premise is that people are more easily engaged by stories than by a 3 point outline and it is easier to get your point across through a story rather than a lecture. But in order to do this, there is an art in telling a story that the audience will relate to and then remember.

The book takes you through the different steps to crafting a story. One of the points is not to memorize the story word for word. Each of the steps is explained and then exercises are given to practice the steps and put together a story. The author recommends using practice audiences to work on the craft of storytelling. Part of storytelling involves using facial expressions, body language and hand gestures. All of these tools are described and explained in the book.

This book was very easy to read and engaging as it explained the art and craft of storytelling. At the end of the book, information is given on how this can be done with Bible stories (Bibletelling). All in all, a very practical book that anyone can take and use to increase their ability to tell a story more effectively.

*I received a copy of this book free from the publisher in exchange for my review.


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