Art of Storytelling: Easy Steps to Presenting an Unforgettable Story

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Many of us would love to hold the attention of a crowd, a classroom, or just a group of our friends by telling them a great story. We have felt the pressure of a public presentation or the disappointment of a story that is ignored and we are ready for more.

In The Art of Storytelling, John Walsh talks through the steps to presenting a compelling story, outlining the strategies that helped him move from stutterer to storyteller as he fulfilled his calling of becoming a preacher. ...

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Many of us would love to hold the attention of a crowd, a classroom, or just a group of our friends by telling them a great story. We have felt the pressure of a public presentation or the disappointment of a story that is ignored and we are ready for more.

In The Art of Storytelling, John Walsh talks through the steps to presenting a compelling story, outlining the strategies that helped him move from stutterer to storyteller as he fulfilled his calling of becoming a preacher. This book will help any person with a story to share, as it talks through all aspects of presentation, from what to do with your hands as you speak, to crafting a killer ending. It is especially relevant those who teach through the stories of the Bible or who would like to do so.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780802433060
  • Publisher: Moody Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/15/2003
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 7.46 (w) x 10.06 (h) x 0.47 (d)

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JOHN WALSHJohn Walsh is an author, speaker, and professional storyteller. He is founder of the Christian Storytelling Network, which networks Christian storytellers nationwide. He is founder and president of BibleTelling, an organization dedicated to teaching people how to learn and tell Bible stories and use them in all phases of ministry. John travels around the world, speaking at conventions and conducting trainings for missionaries, pastors, teachers, and Christian workers. He conducts BibleTelling seminars in Israel, telling 110 Bible stories at the 45 sites where they happened.He produces a weekly video podcast "BibleTelling - Story-of-the-Week." It is available on www.BibleTelling.org. With this, John tells the weekly Bible story and gives its background with added insights.John and his wife Jan reside in Bloomington, Illinois. They have four grown children and fourteen grandchildren.
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: A New World and Its Story

Fourteen Steps to Preparing an Unforgettable Story 
Chapter 2: "Where Do You Find Your Stories?" (Step 1)
Chapter 3: Let Them Walk in Your Shoes (Steps 2, 3, & 4)
Chapter 4: Make It Unforgettable (Steps 5, 6, & 7)
Chapter 5: Knowing When to Ramble (Steps 8 & 9)
Chapter 6: The Finishing Touches (Steps 10, 11, & 12)
Chapter 7: The Last Ingredient (Steps 13 & 14) 

Seventeen Tools for Presenting an Unforgettable Story
Chapter 8: You Have to See It (Tool 1)
Chapter 9: Committing Your Body (Tools 2 & 3)
Chapter 10: Talking; Not Talking (Tools 4 & 5)
Chapter 11: Turning Weakness into Strength (Tools 6 & 7) 

Four Places to Give an Unforgettable Story
Chapter 12: Storytelling and the Family
Chapter 13: Storytelling and the Church
Chapter 14: Storytelling and Education
Chapter 15: Organizing a Storytelling Event

Appendix

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2012

    Fantastic

    If you are looking for a great way to engage people with your stories, no better book can be found (trust me I have tried more than afew of them).

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  • Posted April 5, 2011

    I love this

    this ia a great resource

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