Stories have tremendous power. They can persuade, promote empathy, and provoke action. Better than any other communication tool, stories explain who you are,what you want...and why it matters. In presentations, department meetings, over lunch - any place you make a case for new customers, more business, or your next bigidea - you’ll have greater impact if you have a compelling story to relate.Whoever Tells the Best Story Wins will teach you to narrate personal experiences as well as borrowed stories in a way that demonstrates authenticity, builds emotional connections, inspires perseverance, and stimulates the imagination. Fully updated and morepractical than ever, the second edition reveals how to use storytelling to:Capture attentionMotivate listenersGain trustStrengthen your argumentSway decisionsDemonstrate authenticity and encourage transparencySpark innovationManage uncertaintyComplete with examples, a proven storytelling process and techniques, innovative applications, and a new appendix on teaching storytelling, Whoever Tells the Best Story Wins hands you the tools you need to get your message across - and connect successfully with any audience.