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Lead with a Story: A Guide to Crafting Business Narratives That Captivate, Convince, and Inspire

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  • Posted December 5, 2012

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    Once upon a time, young manager Paul Smith worked diligently to

    Once upon a time, young manager Paul Smith worked diligently to prepare a slide presentation for the CEO of Procter & Gamble, A. G. Lafley. To Smith’s dismay, Lafley sat with his back to the screen and didn’t glance at the slides, choosing instead to focus solely on Smith. This taught Smith a valuable lesson: A fact-based pitch never works as well as a story. In this helpful manual, Smith offers more than 100 stories readers can use in a variety of business situations. He teaches the basics of storytelling, including examples and exercises. Smith’s easy and absorbing manner draws you into each tale. getAbstract recommends that managers, salespeople and presenters read this charming compilation, from its useful instructions all the way to its happily ever after.

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  • Posted October 25, 2012

    Every once in a while a book comes along that makes you say one

    Every once in a while a book comes along that makes you say one of two things: 1) Why didn't I think of that? and/or 2) I'm glad someone thought of that, because this is really useful. Paul Smith's book is both of these. A genius idea wrapped in a reader friendly book, "Lead with a Story" is written by a man on a mission to get us all to dump our ridiculous power point powered droning. Yes, why don't I use a story to make my point?! That's how I get and hold attention in the real world. Smith is on top of his craft in this book, proving his storytelling capabilities - a high bar in a book about telling stories. He provides great, compelling stories for just about every business challenge you can think of, and accompanies those with useful exercises that quickly get you in practitioner mode. I found the Chapters/stories on Building Courage, Defining the Culture, Earning Respect on Day One, and Inspiring and Motivating particularly interesting. The stories in each chapter are poignant, well-written, and all quite interesting. They are ready to "pick up and drop down" into your speech tommorrow, or they serve as sure-fire doses of inspiration to rev you up to craft your own compelling narrative. There are also 7 "How To" Chapters that help you to do exactly that - create your own story, and set you on a path to holding audiences captive. The book is a must have primer for making points in ways that stick, to any size audience, for a host of challenges. I highly recommend this thoroughly enjoyable read.

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