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The Storyteller's Secret

How TED Speakers and Inspirational Leaders Turn Their Passion into Performance
Narrated by: Carmine Gallo
Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
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Summary

How did an American immigrant without a college education go from Venice Beach T-shirt vendor to television's most successful producer? How did a timid pastor's son surmount a paralysing fear of public speaking to sell out Yankee Stadium - twice? How did the city of Tokyo create a PowerPoint stunning enough to win them the chance to host the Olympics?

They told brilliant stories.

Whether your goal is to sell, educate, fund-raise or entertain, your story is your most valuable asset: 'a strategic tool with irresistible power', according to the New York Times.

Stories inspire; they persuade; they galvanize movements and actuate global change. A well-told story hits you like a punch to the gut; it triggers the light-bulb moment, the 'aha' that illuminates the path to innovation. Radical transformation can occur in an instant, with a single sentence; The Storyteller's Secret teaches you how to craft your most powerful delivery ever.

In his hugely attended Talk Like TED events, best-selling author and communications guru Carmine Gallo found, again and again, that audiences wanted to discover the keys to telling a powerful story. Read aloud by the author, The Storyteller's Secret unlocks the answer in 50 lessons from visionary leaders - each of whom cites storytelling as a crucial ingredient in success. A good story can spark action and passion; it can revolutionise the way people think and spur them to chase their dreams. Isn't it time you shared yours?

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Good starter for ten

Enjoyed listening and there was a few things that were new to me but over all it was a better listen for those just starting out in their career.

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Over Repetitive and Cheesy Content

I was looking forward to this book, the reviews seemed positive. After listening to 2 hours, I couldn't help but notice how repetitive and over drawn the content is. Some parts were cliche and the narration is pompous and doesn't flow with the content. Hugely disappointed.

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Brilliant!!

What I most like about this book is that each chapter explores how a great leader, speaker and inovator has used story to achieve success. It's not just about use of story in speeches, though there is plenty of that, the book explores the critical I'm prance of story in sales, marketing, leadership and entrepreneurship. no matter how good you are at storytelling there is something to learn here. I will certainly be reading/listening to it again.

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Fantastic!!!!

A must for anyone involved in public speaking! Great to hear all the stories of success people and their personal struggle. Will listen to it all over again...

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A great inspiration

There are too many stories in the book to illustrate a handful of main points. However, those points are brilliant and the stories that illustrate them are very inspiring. For those that are already absolutely convinced about the power of story, be prepared to go through many hours of stories that demonstrate exactly that.

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I actually found my story!

breaking down the dark arts if communicating, making it really simple. I loved it. easy to listen to anywhere.

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  • st mary, jersey channel islands. united kingdom United Kingdom
  • 21-11-18

Outstanding.

As a professional speaker of over thirty years and someone who recognises the power of story this as nothing short of brilliant. Just about to listen to again. Bravo

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5star story

hahha.. perfect content for a perfect book. fantastic read! you can immediately up your life!!

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Beautiful Book - A Must Listen

You have listen to it if you want to win in business and even in personal life

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Truly thought provoking

It made me consider my own story and buy a copy for my daughter. I now know the importance of a great story.

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  • Marcus Chacos
  • 11-05-19

Let me tell you a story...

Let me tell you a story. Once upon a time there was an audiobook that was filled with incredible wisdom and Insight about the power and value of storytelling. I learnt so much from this audiobook that I went and bought the book, studied the material and realised how powerful this would be in my business and in my personal life. Now the hero of this journey is eternally grateful and extremely excited!

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  • Amrit
  • 25-12-17

Best Book for Business Leaders

This one will go to my goto collection. Audio book helped me to complete it within a week and the content is worth practice.