Tell to Win: Connect, Persuade, and Triumph with the Hidden Power of Story
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Over the course of this week, we will be introducing, by category, the candidates for the 2011 800-CEO-READ Business Book Awards. Even though only one of the candidates can win the big prize, good business books deserve an audience, and perhaps one on this list will be the winning book. . READ FULL DESCRIPTION
Posting the strategy + business list before the Thanksgiving break reminded me that we haven't seen quite as many "best of 2011" business lists at this point of year as we have in years past. Beside the Goldman Sachs/FT award and s+b's list, The only two I've seen have come from booksellers—Amazon and Hudson. Amazon's Best Books of 2011 were announced earlier this month. READ FULL DESCRIPTION
The power of storytelling in business is not a new subject, but it is an under-utilized skill because oftentimes what makes a person a good leader doesn't make for a good story teller. But a good story isn't the sole property of the marketing department; instead, anyone can master some basic techniques for selling themselves or their point of view or their long-term vision through story. Here are some of the best books to help you work on your story craft. READ FULL DESCRIPTION
* Motivate your listeners by demonstrating authenticity
* Build your tell around "what's in it for them"
* Change passive listeners into active participants
* Use "state-of-the-heart" technology online and offline to make sure audience commitment remains strong To validate the power of telling purposeful stories, Guber includes in this book a remarkably diverse number of "voices" --master tellers with whom he's shared experiences. They include YouTube founder Chad Hurley, NBA champion Pat Riley, clothing designer Normal Kamali, "Mission to Mars" scientist Gentry Lee, Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank, former South African president Nelson Mandela, magician David Copperfield, film director Steven Spielberg, novelist Nora Roberts, rock legend Gene Simmons, and physician and author Deepak Chopra. After listening to this extraordinary mix of voices, you'll know how to craft, deliver--and own--a story that is truly compelling, one capable of turning others into viral advocates for your goal.