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The Storyteller's Secret: From TED Speakers to Business Legends, Why Some Ideas Catch On and Others Don't Hardcover – February 23, 2016
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“I believe there are seeds of greatness in each and every one of us. In The Storyteller's Secret, Carmine Gallo unlocks the techniques that have made some of the greatest entrepreneurs, speakers, and leaders of our time as great as they are. The chapters are filled with inspiring stories and specific tips that will help you elevate your personal brand, move your business forward and, quite possibly, change the world.” ―Lewis Howes, author and podcast host of The School of Greatness
“I believe your adversities are your advantage. Carmine Gallo shares this philosophy. In The Storyteller's Secret, he shows us how overcoming challenges - tension over triumph - is the stuff by which great stories and great successes are made.” ―Darren Hardy, Publisher, Success Magazine
“After I lost my legs I got a second chance at life. I learned that the only limits we have are the ones we place on ourselves. I started to ask myself the question, 'If life were a book, and I was the author, how would the story go?' In The Storyteller's Secret, Carmine Gallo not only gives you the tactical steps to sharing your ideas, he also digs into the psychology of storytelling to explain why the stories we tell ourselves are the most important and empowering ones of all.” ―Amy Purdy, world-class snowboarder, motivational speaker, and television personality
“Having facts on your side isn't enough. You have to do storytelling. In The Storyteller's Secret, Carmine Gallo shows you how to frame ideas to make an irresistible, memorable, and emotional connection with your audience. We have very big problems to solve and we have entrepreneurs with great ideas, but knowing the science isn't enough. Stories educate, inform, and ultimately inspire us to change the world.” ―Vinod Kholsa, founder of Kholsa Ventures
For years I’ve come to trust Carmine Gallo’s sage wisdom on learning to be a better communicator and I’ve made his book, Talk Like TED, required reading for my staff. I’m excited about The Storyteller’s Secret because in my business communication and leading teams to victory are most certainly related!–Brigadier General Kenneth E. Todorov, USAF (Ret)
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How good is this book when it comes to advice on telling stories? So good that I’m going to ask all students on the next Coach the Life Coach course to read it because coaches need to be able to tell great stories if they are to separate themselves from the competition.
What Gallo does brilliantly is collate some of the most memorable storytelling throughout history and dump them all in one place.
You may have heard about how Steve Jobs crushed his presentation for the first iPhone by telling the audience he had three new launches to talk about, when he only had one.
Equally, you may well know how an interview with Bill Gates went viral just because the Microsoft founder drank a glass of water.
And you could have heard about how Starbuck’s CEO, Howard Shultz, exploded a company based on the back of a very short story that wasn’t even about coffee, but an experience.
However, I doubt you will know that one of the greatest orators of the twentieth century, Winston Churchill, spent hours simplifying his speeches and removing as many words with too many syllables as possible.
Or that Churchill’s first attempt at public speaking was an unmitigated disaster.
Or even that probably one of the most well known televangelists in the world, Joel Osteen used to be a nervous bumbling wreck before and during sermons.
And you may not know why the last two sets of examples I gave were both in sets of three.
But all of that is revealed in ‘The Storyteller’s Secret’.
Gallo’s book is a treasure chest of ideas for blog posts, giving presentations, telling stories to help clients and even writing copy for a website.
He demonstrates time and time again the unequivocal power of storytelling with, not surprisingly, dozens of compelling stories of his own.
To sum up the entire book: use the pain and emotional suffering from your past to tell your story. Humans think in narratives. So tell a narrative. The end.
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Unfortunately, he is much better at telling stories than he is at laying out an argument or explaining a concept. The first fifty pages of the book read like a really bad, really stereotypical self-help book. "Find your passion, believe in yourself, and tell the right stories - then you will be rich, successful, and a world-changer" is the pretty literal message here. Thankfully the book gets better later on, but it still suffers from lack of a coherent structure. It is divided into many short chapters, each of which is devoted to some aspect of storytelling. The trouble is that after starting off with a case study to illustrate his point, Gallo sometimes forgets to say just what his point is - or repeats a point he made previously, or tries to shove several points into the same chapter. The chapter headings don't help either: far from summing up the chapter point, they read more like a collection of clickbait links. All told, this makes for very confused and rather frustrating reading.
This could have been a great book. Carmine Gallo talks about one of the most important principles of public speaking, one that every speaker can profit from. His case studies are inspiring and he says some very good things about how to tell a good story. However, extracting the important parts of his message from the tangled mess of his presentation requires a lot of mental effort.
The reader will be introduced, to all sorts of well known celebrities. Gallo gives examples of the stories they told, to help launch their career or product. Most readers will enjoy this part of the book. Gallo also lists the defining characteristics, that make up a good story.
This book is a great tool, for anyone looking to improve their communication skill set. There are some repetition issues in the book. But over all, it was a fun read.
Storyteller’s Secret ranks up there with ......”Secrets of Steve Jobs”
for those who want to be insanely great storyteller.