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Part 1  Storytelling in the Workplace
                Nine Ways to Put Stories to Work
                    1. Opening and Closing Meetings
                    2. Breaking the Ice
                    3. Showing Vulnerability to Gain Acceptance
                    4. Sharing Good News
                    5. Improving Job Skills and Increasing Productivity
                    6. Delivering Difficult News
                    7. Selling Products and Services
                    8. Building Teams
                    9. Increasing Diversity Awareness

Part 2  Developing Your Story
                Defining Your Purpose
                Knowing Your Audience
                        Finding Common Threads Among Audience Members
                        Understanding the Audience’s Differences
                Finding Story Ideas
                        Connecting with Other People
                        Reading, Watching TV, and Exploring the Internet
                        Observing People, Places, Things
                        Noticing Your Everyday Life Experiences
                        Sharing Your Mistakes and Successes
                        Turning to Familiar Stories That Keep Working
                Choosing the Story’s Point of View (Hero)
                        “I” Witness Account: You Are the Hero
                        Third-Person Heroics: Choosing Another Person’s Story
                        Using Animals
                        Telling the Story with Inanimate Objects
                Developing Conflict and Resolution
                Organizing the Story
                        In the Beginning
                        Fill in the Middle
                        End Game
                Summary: Putting It Together and Making It Work

Part 3  Bringing Your Story to Life
                Get Started with a Rough Draft
                        Freewriting for Speedy Results
                        T-A-P Guidelines for Story Length
                Tell or Read the Story Aloud
                        Seeking the Help of Coaches and Collaborators
                Revise and Strengthen the Story
                        Paint Good Visuals
                        Make Your Characters Count
                        Making the Meaning Strong and Universal
                Check the Story Against Its Purpose
                        Create Connections
                        Lock in Listeners
                        Add Emotion
                        Send a Message
                        Provoke Action
                Punch Up the Story with Extra Elements
                        Sprinkling in Humor
                        Using Word Play
                        Developing Dialogue
                Summary: The Nine Rs of Refining Stories

Part 4  Connecting with the Audience Through Your Delivery
                Creating a Positive First Impression
                Finding Your Natural Storytelling Style
                Making the Most of Your Voice
                        Accents and Special Voices
                        Pacing and Pausing
                Using Movement and Gestures
                Adapting to Setting and Audience Size
                        Delivering to a Small Group
                        Delivering to a Large Group
                Adding Props, Sound, and Audience Interaction
                Summary: Storytelling Is an Art

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Deborah Shouse and Ron Zoglin
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