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Storyworthy

Engage, Teach, Persuade, and Change Your Life Through the Power of Storytelling
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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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I liked this book so much that, after listening, I bought a hard copy. I plan to teach oral storytelling to my class, and this was the perfect resource. I've tried to apply some of the lessons to my own informal storytelling and have learned that it truly is a difficult art to tell a terrific story. If that's your goal, this will help. Engaging and instructive.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Frankie Tessler
  • 2019-02-24

Lessons from a master!

An amazing lesson on the subject of storytelling!

Breaks every facet of this craft with ease.

For beginners or experts. You can always learn something.

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  • Kristin Smith
  • 2019-01-19

Incredible!

This book was life changing for me! So much wisdom and helpful information. Truly one of the best books on storytelling I've ever read/listened to. I bought both the ebook and audiobook because it's that good! The author is funny, so the book is entertaining as well as informative. I could see "Storyworthy" being used in a course on communication. A must read for anyone who functions in the real world or wants to speak from the stage!

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  • Sonali Correa
  • 2018-12-30

This book May change your life

Like one of those inspirational life changing honest stories that you may hear by chance, this book has inspired me to pursue a life long crave. To change the way I relate to the people I love. But this journey will take you to your self discovery, story by story discovering the fabric of your own life narrative. A great book on its own right, a seminar on storytelling, so many things revealed about the stories told and what do people listen to, the structure of a story. The value for your life is immense, nothing is more important than the story you tell, the meaning you find on your life, the understanding you will do looking for stories from the past. Some people go the mountains to meditate to find themselves, I would suggest looking for the stories of the events that made you who you are today of more value. But I like to sit in silence and contemplation and write, maybe you will find this amusing as well and discover a thing or two about yourself. Enjoy.

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  • Eric
  • 2018-09-26

THIS is your storytelling book!

I’ve read at least five books on Storytelling now, and this book bests them all. Matthew entertains throughout while giving practical strategies for crafting a great story. I was genuinely sad when the book ended.

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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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-06-04

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I nearly passed on this title purely on the basis of Matthews voice and style of speaking. There was no way this man could teach me confidence, structure or strategy. I could not have been more wrong. This man is brilliantly entertaining and informative. A true Craftsman .

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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.

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