Saturday, September 27, 2014

The Art of Storytelling Book Review



About the Book

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. (Goodreads)

My Review

 What a great resource! This book contains some great step-by-step examples on how to tell a story well. I really like how John broke down each detail to the point where you really have to think about what you are about to say, whether in front of a huge audience or just your family. When I speak I usually ramble, and this book talks about that and how to rein in that rambling and get you to focus on the topic. I wish I had this book in school, I think it would have been helpful for writing speeches and getting in front of the class. I also like this book because it can be used for writing a story as well. John makes things fun to read and this book is not boring in how it is organized. 

I highly recommend if you needing to tell a story. 

"I received this book from MP Newsroom for free in exchange for an honest review."


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