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Here is a list of books we own, have read and keep in our library for reference.


Find Your Story
Storytelling Speakshop Audio Program

by Sally and Ray Strackbein
If you want to be a brilliant presenter, or even a good one, telling good stories is required. In our workshop audio program, you lean how to find your own best stories and learn to tell them like a pro.


Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die
by Chip Heath & Dan Heath
This book explains why a good story is critical to making a good idea live on and thrive. It’s a must read for anyone who wants to be persuasive.


Million Dollar Speaking: The Professional's Guide to Building Your Platform
by Alan Weiss
Every speaker who dreams of going professional should read this book. We’ve known Alan for years. He knows what he is talking about.

The Story Factor

The Story Factor
by Annette Simmons
In addition to being a super person, Annette’s background in marketing and training gives her insight into how storytelling can be used as a business and communication tool. Look at her other books as well.

Never Be Boring Again

Never Be Boring Again
by Doug Stevenson
Doug Stevenson is a former actor who discovered that acting techniques can make speeches come alive. His book is a must read for anyone who wants to know how craft a winning speech.

How to Argue & Win Every Time

How to Argue & Win Every Time
by Gerry Spence
Gerry Spence is a winning lawyer who shows how storytelling can make you more persuasive.

The Leaders Guide to Storytelling

The Leader’s Guide to Storytelling
by Stephen Denning
Steve Denning is a leader in the art of storytelling in organizations. He tells how leaders can harness the power of storytelling to effect change.

Be Heard Now

Be Heard Now
by Lee Glickstein
Lee’s method of connecting with an audience is an inspiration for Defining Story workshops. Both Ray and Sally have studied with Lee.

The Power of Personal Storytelling

The Power of Personal Storytelling
by Jack Maguire
A basic handbook on storytelling, including ways to find your own stories.

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