picture of book The Story Factor by Annette Simmons What’s your story? Who are you? Where do you come from? When you seek to influence others you face. The Story Factor. Inspiration, Influence, and Persuasion. through the Art of Story telling. by Annette Simmons. (Notes by Gary Tomlinson). Preface: What’s your. 19 Feb and persuasion through the art of storytelling by Annette Simmons.

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The Story Factor

It did enlighten me to the power of storytelling and for that it was worth the read. That is the “Who we are any why we are here” story.

In a sense, your life is a story and you are already telling that one perfectly. It is also safe to assume that they also have considerably more facts than they can process effectively.

They invited her to eat at their table and warm herself by their fire…. Here’s a funny story about how I came to read this book. So neither of them can carry on walking to their destination. This is not a ‘read it and master it’ stofy of book.

Who I am and Annegte I am here are the key stories one first needs to tell, as without being trusted, then they will not want to listen to our point of view.


The Vision Story – You have to take the time to find a story of your vision in a way that connects-a story that people can see. Inspiration, Influence, and Persuasion through the Art anette Storytelling 3. No specific techniques or tips that could improve my skills as a storyteller.

Already have an account? Stories linger long after — The beauty about story is it lingers in the mind long after our audience with them has finished, so it simmobs more time to create an effect.

This site uses cookies. There is no one-size-fits-all formula or approach to storytelling, and as the author writes in the last paragraph of the book – ‘Agility improves with practice and coaching. Stories are far more effective than mere facts or figures when you’re making a presentation or trying to inspire people to ghe action.

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It will be very useful to teachers and managers alike. Anyone who has an interest in how storytelling can be used simons more effective communication in business as well as personal situations should read this book. So not much help there. A story can cut through and create engagement — What Kafka said about a good book can be applied to story: The author does, however, emphasise that it is important to use this skill for worthy causes that you believe in, and not for manipulative purposes.

Trust — Trust is a key driver of influence.


The Story Factor by Annette Simmons

So in order to shift behaviour one needs to change the meaning people put on things. Below are key excerpts from the book, that I found particularly insightful: We do things that are important to us i. Writer’s Diet Helen Sword. You are commenting using your Facebook account.

It reminds me that people simply do not un If you are familiar with the movie Inception then you know the line “What is the most resilient parasite? Putting Stories to Work Shawn Callahan. As one would expect from a book about storytelling, tactor is very light on scientifically driven evidence.

The Story Factor

If sgory are interested in storytelling, I would recommend you visit Doug Lipman, which the author of this book recommends as well: Return to Book Page. Christopher, JFK School of Government, Harvard University “As the author herself notes, you can’t make someone listen; you can only entice, inspire, cajole, stimulate, or fascinate.

Alignment improves, problems get solved, group decisions factir easier to make, and trust develops in ways and in places you might never thought possible.