The Astonishing Power of Storytelling: Leading, Teaching, and Transforming in a New Way

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Everyone loves a good story. More than entertainment, well-told stories captivate listeners and motivate action. In this guidebook, Robert J. Garmston shows you how to leverage the power of storytelling to engage and persuade students, colleagues, and all other audiences. Written in Garmston’s warm and conversational style and featuring current cognitive neuroscience research, the book includes: • Detailed breakdowns of the essential elements all great stories share, and templates for creating yours • Tips for supercharging your stories by drawing from personal experience as well as familiar movies, TV shows, and popular media • A guide to effective story delivery, including optimized vocal inflection and body language Becoming a better storyteller will make you a more effective communicator and educator.