“‘Stories Trainers Tell’ doesn’t just give you powerful stories, it helps you turn your experiences into compelling narratives, people and teams into heroes worth emulating and new changes into enduring traditions. It will help your own wisdom penetrate and be remembered through the stories you tell.”
– Terry Paulson, Ph.D., CSP, CPAE, past president of the National Speakers Association and author of 50 Tips for Speaking Like a Pro and They Shoot Managers Don’t They?
Telling stories is a powerful way to make a point, especially when the stories are compelling, well constructed, and poignant. This book captures more than 80 thought-provoking stories contributed by trainers, nationally known speakers, consultants, business leaders, and professional storytellers that help make challenging ideas and abstract concepts more memorable, even unforgettable. The stories are organized around major organizational development themes, such as:
- appreciating differences,
- teamwork and collaboration,
- communication and feedback,
- individual performance and coaching,
- persuasion and influence,
- motivation, and
- customer service.
Accompanying 55 of the stories are training modules with tips and techniques for sharing it. Also included are activities to maximize its impact and learning potential. Permission has been obtained so you as speaker/trainer can distribute the stories in workshops and presentations.
“For teachers, trainers, speakers, coaches and leaders at every level, this is the single most complete and useful resource I have seen for putting the power of storytelling to work for you immediately. It not only gives you stories to tell, it teaches you how to create and tell your own.”
– Tom Hilgart, vice president, Learning & Development, CNA Insurance
Book contributors include: Merrill Anderson, Jean Barbazette, Joe Barnes, Paula Bartholome, Chip Bell, Geoff Bellman, William Austin Boone, Sharon L. Bowman, Karen D. L. Bryson, Chris Clarke-Epstein, Hortencia Delgadillo, Larry English, Marcy Fisher, Suzann Gardner, Joan Gillman, Steve Hanamura, Lunell Haught, Sandra Hoskins, Katherine M. Hudson, David Hutchens, Joan Lloyd, Kate Lutz, Robert McIlree, Maureen G. Mulvaney (MGM), Kathy A. Nielsen, Clare Novak, Julie O’Mara, Laura V. Page, Jonathan M. Preston, John Renesch, Shelley R. Robbins, Marcia Ruben, Sheriene Saadati, Edward E. Scannell, LG Shanklin-Flowers, Bob Shaver, Doug Stevenson, Ed Tate, Sivasailam “Thiagi” Thiagarajan, and David Zach.
“Bravo Mary and Lori! You’ve given your own profession a wonderful gift. Your contribution will be used by trainers for many years to come.”
– Beverly Kaye, CEO, Career Systems International, co-editor: Learning Journeys: Top Management Experts Share Hard-Earned Lessons On Becoming Great Mentors and Leaders