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Best Storytelling Books That You Need

There are countless Storytelling courses, tutorials, articles available online, but for some, having a book is still a necessity to learn. This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.

1. Unleash the Power of Storytelling: Win Hearts, Change Minds, Get Results (2018)

 Best Storytelling Books That You NeedUnleash the Power of Storytelling offers a practical roadmap to crafting and delivering more powerful, persuasive stories that you can use to get more of what you want out of your career and your life.“In this engaging, no-nonsense, and often extremely funny handbook on the craft behind great stories, Rob Biesenbach shares his own storytelling roadmap without hesitation, giving you precisely what you need to raise your business storytelling to an art form.”Shonali Burke, ABC, President & CEO, Shonali Burke Consulting”There is no greater skill that will positively…
Author(s): Rob Biesenbach

2. Storytelling with Data: A Data Visualization Guide for Business Professionals (2015)

 Best Storytelling Books That You NeedDon’t simply show your data—tell a story with it!  Storytelling with Data teaches you the fundamentals of data visualization and how to communicate effectively with data. You’ll discover the power of storytelling and the way to make data a pivotal point in your story. The lessons in this illuminative text are grounded in theory, but made accessible through numerous real-world examples—ready for immediate application to your next graph or presentation.  Storytelling is not an inherent skill, especially when it comes to data visualization, and the tools at our disposal don’t make it any easier. This book…
Author(s): Nussbaumer Knaflic, Cole

3. Long Story Short: The Only Storytelling Guide You’ll Ever Need (2015)

 Best Storytelling Books That You NeedThis is a practical storytelling guide from comedian, winner of multiple Moth storytelling competitions, and founder of the Upright Citizens Brigade storytelling program, Margot Leitman. Did you ever wish you could tell a story that leaves others spellbound? Storytelling teacher and champion Margot Leitman will show you how! With a fun, irreverent, and infographic approach, this guide breaks a story into concrete components with ways to improve content, structure, emotional impact, and delivery through personal anecdotes, relatable examples, and practical…
Author(s): Margot Leitman

4. Pixar Storytelling: Rules for Effective Storytelling Based on Pixar’s Greatest Films (2018)

 Best Storytelling Books That You NeedPixar Storytelling is about effective storytelling rules based on Pixar’s greatest films. The book consists of ten chapters, each of which explores an aspect of storytelling that Pixar excels at. Learn what Pixar’s core story ideas all have in common, how they create compelling, moving conflict and what makes their films’ resolutions so emotionally satisfying. The book also examines Pixar’s character development, unique, intricate story structure and use of theme, all of which are key to the studio’s storytelling achievements. This book is great for writers interested in writing for animation or mainstream…
Author(s): Dean Movshovitz

5. The Art of Storytelling: Easy Steps to Presenting an Unforgettable Story (2014)

 Best Storytelling Books That You NeedMany 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 telling a story that others ignore. We are ready to be heard, ready to captivate.In The Art of Storytelling, John Walsh takes us through the steps to presenting a compelling story—outlining the strategies that helped him move from stutterer to storyteller. This book will help any person with a story to share by walking you through all aspects of presentation . . . from what to do with your hands…
Author(s): John Walsh

6. Storyworthy: Engage, Teach, Persuade, and Change Your Life through the Power of Storytelling (2018)

 Best Storytelling Books That You NeedA five-time Moth GrandSLAM winner and bestselling novelist shows how to tell a great story — and why doing so matters. Whether we realize it or not, we are always telling stories. On a first date or job interview, at a sales presentation or therapy appointment, with family or friends, we are constantly narrating events and interpreting emotions and actions. In this compelling book, storyteller extraordinaire Matthew Dicks presents wonderfully straightforward and engaging tips and techniques for constructing, telling, and polishing stories that will hold the attention of your audience (no matter how…
Author(s): Matthew Dicks, Dan Kennedy

7. The Storytelling Animal: How Stories Make Us Human (2013)

 Best Storytelling Books That You Need  "A jaunty, insightful new book . . . [that] draws from disparate corners of history and science to celebrate our compulsion to storify everything around us."–New York TimesHumans live in landscapes of make-believe. We spin fantasies. We devour novels, films, and plays. Even sporting events and criminal trials unfold as narratives. Yet the world of story has long remained an undiscovered and unmapped country. Now Jonathan Gottschall offers the first unified theory of storytelling. He argues that stories help us navigate life’s complex social problems–just as flight…
Author(s): Jonathan Gottschall

8. Design Is Storytelling (2017)

 Best Storytelling Books That You NeedEllen Lupton, award-winning author of Thinking with Type and How Posters Work, demonstrates how storytelling shapes great designGood design, like good storytelling, brings ideas to life. The latest book from award-winning writer Ellen Lupton is a playbook for creative thinking, showing designers how to use storytelling techniques to create satisfying graphics, products, services and experiences. Whether crafting a digital app or a data-rich publication, designers invite people to enter a scene and explore what’s there. An intriguing logo, page layout or retail space uses line, shape and…
Author(s): Ellen Lupton

9. The Power of Storytelling (2013)

 Best Storytelling Books That You NeedThe Power of Storytelling is for anyone involved in speaking, selling, leading or teaching. This book is the first of its kind — a deep-dive, step-by-step guide to influential communication. As Ty breaks down the mindset, the skillset and the toolset of storytelling — you will learn both the science and the art of how to create, craft and deliver the stories that will engage, persuade and move your audience to take action. #89,094 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #15387 in Health, Fitness & Dieting (Books) #13206 in Self-Help (Books) Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): Ty Bennett

10. Visual Storytelling: How to Speak to the Audience Without Saying a Word (2018)

 Best Storytelling Books That You NeedVisual Storytelling covers all major components of creating powerful images including lighting, camera functions, composition and storytelling. However, the main focus of the book is not just creating compelling visuals, but more importantly creating images that inform and move the audience. Images carry emotional weight and Visual Storytelling teaches readers how to harness these emotions to maximize the emotion of the story, while minimizing the amount of dialogue necessary.What makes Visual Storytelling unique is that it not only covers the theoretical concepts of…
Author(s): Morgan Sandler

Best Storytelling Books That You Need

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some storytelling books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

The Leader’s Guide to Storytelling: Mastering the Art and Discipline of Business Narrative

Author(s): Stephen Denning
ID: 2391959, Publisher: Jossey-Bass, Year: 21 Jan 2011, Size: 755 Kb, Format: epub

Immersive Journalism as Storytelling; Ethics, Production, and Design

Author(s): Turo Uskali, Astrid Gynnild, Sarah Jones, Esa Sirkkunen
ID: 2860185, Publisher: Routledge, Year: 2021, Size: 19 Mb, Format: pdf

Storytelling in Multilingual Interaction: A Conversation Analysis Perspective

Author(s): Jean Wong, Hansun Zhang Waring
ID: 2873549, Publisher: Routledge, Year: 2021, Size: 5 Mb, Format: pdf

Please note that this booklist is not errorless. Some books are really hot items according to Washington Post, others are composed by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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