The Story Factor: Inspiration, Influence, and Persuasion through the Art of Storytelling (Annette Simmons)

Much like Stephen R. Covey (who wrote The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, among other things) Annette Simmons is not a fan of technique. That is to say, she believes that only basic goodness, honesty, and strong character can produce influence. People of good intent can learn more about the power of story to bring others to their side, but story cannot be effectively used by the ill-intentioned to manipulate others. That strategy may work in the short-term, but will eventually lead to failure.

I’ve had friends tell me they think storytelling is a strength of mine. After reading The Story Factor, I hope they are right. I know what I have to do to improve, anyway… and that is always a good thing.
  

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As a person who deals with languages, reading and translations, I find this point of view pretty accurate. There are authors nowadays using software to compose their stories/novels and most of the contemporary mainstream books are all and the same as content. Storytelling is like all the other arts. It involves emotions. And this, no machine can give you.

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This book tells us that we Need to Know How to Tell To be a person is to have a story to tell.There are six types of stories in this book which help us to know what story telling stories has got to encourage a person to do anything.

neson
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This book also includes how influence can effect people and their decisions in life.Manipulation is an inferior method of influence. There is a much more powerful source of influence available to anyone with experience as a human being