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Publisher's Summary

A 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 big or small). He shows that anyone can learn to be an appealing storyteller, that everyone has something “storyworthy” to express, and, perhaps most important, that the act of creating and telling a tale is a powerful way of understanding and enhancing your own life.

©2018 Matthew Dicks. (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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meh.

Wasnt for me I had to listen to this at 1.7 times the speed just to get through it and still have no idea why I didn't just return it. There are a few nuggets of useful information but nothing new. Mostly the author seemed to repeat the same stories and tips and toot his own horn while talking about how not to sound like a egotistical "douchbag" (too bad he didn't take his own advice).

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Great resource

I’m gonna have to buy a copy and treat it like a textbook! A great resource to guide us in learning how to tell effective stories and speak to people in an engaging manner.

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  • Rae
  • 2019-04-23

Excellent and useful tips!

Loved this book from start to finish; in fact I've listened to it twice! The author keeps you entertained with his stories and tips that have made him a very successful storyteller.

This book is excellent for anyone interested in becoming a better storyteller whether they want to use the skills in sales, as a leader, your friends or any other situation where you want to engage the people around you.

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Absolutely loved this book

I bought this as part of an audible sale so I went in with low expectations but this was so freaking interesting. I’d never heard of story telling competitions or knew anything about the subject but now I am fascinated. Great book for anyone and everyone. I think I’m gonna listen again

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Ironically it’s a little flat

Listened to a third of the book.. might return to it another day sometime.. can’t imagine a situation where I would recommend this book..although I do wish it was better

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Brilliant book

Awesome book, I just hate the mismatch in the chapter mentioned and the ones that there are. I also wish there was a title for every chapter, so I would know which one to go back to.

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Full of stories, full of honesty

Practical advise on how to craft better stories. Filled with examples followed by break downs of how stories should be told.

Everyone should read this. We need more interesting people in the word.

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This is the Lesson Every Storyteller Should Read

This book was full of great is of great practical information for writing a story whether it be to perform on a stay is it to perform on a stage or to put out in a book form. Highly recommend this audio book. But. But do yourself a favor and buy the paper version of the book as well.

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A MUST listen....

Even if you plan on never telling a story, listen to this book... or forever be a fool. xo

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Espectacular

El contenido del libro y los tips que entrega no sólo sirven para convertirte en un excelente narrador, además puede influir positivamente en tu percepción de la vida diaria.

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  • polaris
  • 2019-08-22

not many tips on how to deliver a good story

The author spends most of the book telling stories about himself, which in my opinion are not the greatest stories. he gives some tips on how to tell a good story, but that's just a very small part of the content. I stopped listening around chapter seven as I didn't find the content to be that great

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  • Anthony
  • 2019-01-26

This book leapt into my top 5

I've been listening to Audible books since 2015, and this is one of the most phenomenal books I've read.

Here's a short review: Don't wonder if you should get the book. Get the book.

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  • Mr. 456
  • 2020-03-06

There are better books On Story then this

5 second portion was the only real take away. Maybe homework for life, but I cannot not see myself revisiting or endorsing this book, so it's a return for me. There are a lot of stories and you can tell the authors a good guy, who's trying to help. Great business model, but I didn't actually get or learn much after spending 8 hours with him. Here's the thing, telling stories is a huge to my business. I wanted to like it, but cannot. You want the real low down in less time? Get "Stories That Stick" instead and invest your credit elsewhere. If you are going to do a moth slam or contest, sure, but if you're just telling stories to friends, or for business Stories That Stick hands down. YMMV

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  • Tom
  • 2019-08-09

his voice gave me a massive headache

I have no clue why, but for whatever reason, the preview clip didn't feel annoying, yet at a certain point, early in the book I realize that the guy's voice felt very scratchy and sharp and listening to it just gave me a headache. Deciding to return for this reason, voice definitely not a match for me!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-02-27

Thought provoking

Best thing I can say is this, it's makes you want to be a storyteller. His belief that if you are in front of people and not engaging them, then you are stealing their time, is thought provoking.

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  • Matto
  • 2019-08-05

Really don't waste your hard earned money on this!

Just no. Big waste of time! Really just a long rant from uncle Steve at Thanksgiving !!!

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  • Willie J Prevolt
  • 2019-05-16

Okay, that was good gotcha!

I seen Dan Kennedy’s name thinking it’s the Marketer Dan Kennedy and was surprise it was someone else in the writing space with that name.

The book is awesome and most of the stories that was told was awesome, I will have to go back to this book every six months or until I feel like I have this stuff down cold.

While, I’m not a writer I do blogging, and want to tell better stories in my copy.

The main thing I like about this book is its simple to understand their is no 67 steps or check list-

It’s just a clean cut direct path to here’s how to tell better stories and here’s the emotions you want to hit.

Like I said it was a good gotcha, I really enjoyed the book.

The only part I didn’t like or had to listen to again is when you was talking about the word “And” for what ever reason that threw me for a loop.

Oh, and some of the words you used made me smile because you used big words when it’s simpler easier words that’s more common place that the reader would have understood better.

Good job, I would definitely grab your next book.

Hint Hint...

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  • JB
  • 2019-05-12

Quite insightful, but doesn't get into "the why"

I liked it a lot, but I feel like many recommendations don't go into the "why" of why humans prefer one type of story or way to tell the story over another way. He just tells you people like this, not that... insightful nonetheless.

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  • Dee Watson
  • 2019-04-22

Disappointed.

I was hoping to learn what it takes to be a world class storyteller, not listen to an autobiography.

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  • Denise
  • 2018-09-11

Matthew Dicks is a superhero!

Storyworthy has ignited in me a flame to commit to developing and sharing my stories. Mr Dicks offers many concrete ideas and tips and infuses his wealth of information with examples of his own stories and storytelling techniques.

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 2022-08-01

Inspiring and instructive

Matthew Dicks reads the book himself and that makes it so enjoyable. The book has great insights but is most importantly fun to read.