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The Leadership-Tools Newsletter, November, 2016
November 03, 2016

Story Telling For Success

The power of story telling as an effective leadership tool cannot be over-stated, so we are excited to announce some great new tools and resources to assist you in your leadership communications.

As a reminder, this month we are providing a short series of weekly newsletters to catch you up on what's new and improved on our website.

As a special THANK YOU to our loyal subscribers, we are also providing some extra free gifts.. so keep reading.

Okay, let's get started... here's what we'll be covering in this edition of The Leadership-Tools Newsletter.

Site News
  • Free Tools Password Reminder
  • New Mobile Ready Design
  • New Video Intro's

Leadership Tools & Resources
  • Story Telling For Success
    Sell With A Story

What About The Free Gift?
  • Leadership Series for Successful Living
    Download Volume One: Ambition

Reader Feedback
  • Your Comments/Questions/Suggestions

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story telling
We recently posted a new book review on Sell With A Story, written by Paul Smith who is also the author of Lead With A Story.

Smith does a great job of walking through the key elements of a powerful story and explaining why stories have such great impact.

As a leader you can leverage story telling in many ways, such as:

  • Inspire and motive employees to overcome challenges
  • Obtain buy-in on key objectives
  • Provide clarity on expectations
  • Encourage stronger relationships
  • Support memory retention on key messages
  • Add fun, creativity and humor to a presentation
  • Give the leader an opportunity to be original

It's probably safe to say that you've heard the old expression "I'll believe that when pigs fly.", but have you ever heard someone say, "I'll believe that when pigs swim?"

Perhaps there's a good reason! In Sell With A Story, Smith tells a personal story about how he first learned of Pig Island, where a large number of pigs really do swim.

When Smith heard the story for the first time, it was the main reason he changed his mind and purchased a very unique piece of art.

No, we're not kidding you, pigs really do swim and there really is a place called Pig Island. See for yourself...

pig island story telling

Best of all, Smith provides excellent templates and worksheets in the back of the book to get you started on creating powerful stories. He explains the kinds of stories you need to have in your library of tools - and how to use story telling most effectively.

If you're interested in learning more about the benefits of story telling, another excellent resource is Made To Stick by Chip Heath and Dan Heath.

Our entire Leadership Book Library is in the process of being converted to our new web design.

As we convert each page we're taking a fresh look at the book review and adding helpful links to free tools or videos that the writer may offer.

For the first time in 10 years, we are going to provide FREE ACCESS to The Leadership Series for Successful Living, which is based on the works of Dr. Orison Swett Marden, known world-wide as The Father of the American Success Movement.

Each of the five volumes come with free copies of the Ebook, Audio Book and Companion Workbook.

As a subscriber you now have immediate access to Volume One: Ambition.

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We will add Volumes 2-5 in future editions of this newsletter - so stay tuned!

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