Business Book Club: January 2021
📚 Stories for Work: The essential guide to business storytelling
✏️ Gabrielle Dolan
Got a lot out of this book and really enjoyed it!
Reminded me that we all have stories and we can re-purpose them and harness them to ensure we explain ideas with more impact. Also now keeps my ears ready for stories as they happen.
I do think you need to dedicate time and energy to preparing and writing stories, so it can be useful to have a particular presentation in mind to help focus your story time more usefully towards an outcome.
In my first attempt to use stories in a published article, I just “used a story” and didn’t follow the definitive structure set out in the book. But hey, at least it’s a start.
(You can find the link to the article with the story here)
In general I think this book is great for anyone who wants to try and communicate more effectively and understand why your messages aren’t getting across as much as you’d like them too!
If you haven’t read the book yet, you can get a free sample chapter from Gabrielle’s website….
Stories for Work by Gabrielle Dolan
My next steps will be to re-listen to the book and sketch out my key stories using this template that I made up.
If you’ve read Stories for Work and would like an editable version of this stories template, let me know!