The Art of Storytelling Easy Steps to Presenting an Unforgettable Story

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  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2014-01-01
  • Publisher: Moody Publishers

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Can you captivate an audience with your story?

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 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 as you speak all the way to crafting a killer ending.

Whether you’re telling bedtime stories to your children or Bible stories to a congregation, this book will take your storytelling to a new level.

Author Biography

JOHN WALSHJohn Walsh is an author, speaker, and professional storyteller. He is founder of the Christian Storytelling Network, which networks Christian storytellers nationwide. He is founder and president of BibleTelling, an organization dedicated to teaching people how to learn and tell Bible stories and use them in all phases of ministry. John travels around the world, speaking at conventions and conducting trainings for missionaries, pastors, teachers, and Christian workers. He conducts BibleTelling seminars in Israel, telling 110 Bible stories at the 45 sites where they happened.He produces a weekly video podcast "BibleTelling - Story-of-the-Week." It is available on www.BibleTelling.org. With this, John tells the weekly Bible story and gives its background with added insights.John and his wife Jan reside in Bloomington, Illinois. They have four grown children and fourteen grandchildren.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: A New World and Its Story

Steps for Crafting a Captivating Story
Chapter 2: "Where Do You Find Your Stories?" (Step 1)
Chapter 3: Let Them Walk in Your Shoes (Steps 2, 3, & 4)
Chapter 4: Make It Unforgettable (Steps 5, 6, & 7)
Chapter 5: Knowing When to Ramble (Steps 8 & 9)
Chapter 6: The Finishing Touches (Steps 10, 11, & 12)
Chapter 7: The Last Ingredient (Steps 13 & 14) 

Tools for Presenting an Captivating Story
Chapter 8: You Have to See It (Tool 1)
Chapter 9: Committing Your Body (Tools 2 & 3)
Chapter 10: Talking; Not Talking (Tools 4 & 5)
Chapter 11: Turning Weakness into Strength (Tools 6 & 7) 

BibleTelling - Learning & Telling Bible Stories
Chapter 12: "Storying"
Chapter 13: BibleTelling Triangle
Chapter 14: Experiencing BibleTelling 

Storytelling & BibleTelling Resources

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