Good Storytellers Tell Great Stories – Here’s How

Ernest Hemingway’s succinct masterpiece, “For sale: baby shoes, never worn,” gave rise to a whole new genre, the Six Word Stories. But more importantly it makes the point that a story doesn’t need to be long to be complete. A story can change the world – your world – in some small way whether it is 6 words or 5000.

The following two articles written by Jim for Presentation Guru should be read together to fully understand the power of a story well told and, the key to success, the structure that is essential to tell it well.

How Short Can a Story Be? Ernest Hemingway’s Special Gift

Even the Shortest Story Needs Structure

Rosie Hoyland
Rosie is a writer and content creator and has worked for many years as a print and digital designer for The Message Business. When she’s not creating fantastic resources for our trainers and clients, she shares her presentation design wisdom here on the blog and over at Presentation Guru.
Rosie Hoyland
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