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“Stories Trainers Tell
is a ‘must have’ resource

for any new or experienced trainer, speaker, or educator. It provides a wealth of ‘real world’ stories that you can use to help bring life, fun, and insight to a variety of learning situations and topics.”

Richard Chang, CEO, Richard Chang Associates, Inc. Author of The Passion Plan and The Passion Plan at Work

What a treasure! Mary and Lori did some amazing research. Not only did they find and mine some great stories, but they gave us the "how to" as well. Not much more one can want!”
Beverly Kaye, CEO, Career Systems International, Co Editor: “Learning Journeys: Top Management Experts Share Hard-Earned Lessons On Becoming Great Mentors and Leaders”

“Stories Trainers Tell is full of fun, entertaining, and useful stories that help bring any training alive. Use it and watch people smile and learn!”
Ken Blanchard, coauthor, The One Minute Manager® and Whale Done!(tm)

“I've forgotten most of everything I've ever learned, but I rarely forget a good story. This book will support you in telling stories that penetrate deep. Great storytelling will create magical links to the listener, resulting in sustained impact and transformation.”
Thomas Crum, author of Journey to Center and The Magic of Conflict

“‘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, PhD, 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?"

“A good story is worth its weight in gold! And the stories compiled by Lori and Mary are worth ten times the price of the book they have written. This is a true gift to all trainers and consultants. Thank you Lori and Mary.”
Elaine Biech, author, The Business of Consulting

“The most effective employee-development programs influence emotion, not just thought. Authors Silverman and [Mary B.] Wacker understand this power of narrative to impact feelings, and provide a rich mine of insights and applications for using stories in the service of training.”
Peter Orton
, Ph.D., Chief Learning Designer, IBM Center for Advanced Learning

"As leaders and managers, we are all teachers within an organization and one of our most powerful tools in humanizing the mission of the organization is storytelling. This book serves as a comprehensive guide to unleashing that power to create a vivid picture of the organization's and people's potential."
Jacquelyn Fredrick, President & CEO, Blood Center of Southeastern Wisconsin

“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, VP Learning & Development, CNA Insurance

“In my training experience, I have found storytelling to be one of the most powerful ways to deepen learning. This book provides trainers, consultants and others with valuable tools and ideas to create and deliver engaging stories for any audience.”
Reggie Owens, Manager, Global Learning and Development, Rockwell Automation

“This highly useful book is an immediate source of good stories to enrich training. But even more useful are the chapters on how to develop and present your own stories! A wonderful addition to any trainer’s resource shelf.”
Barbara Benedict Bunker, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology Emerita, The University at Buffalo (SUNY)

“People learn best through stories - something they can relate to and remember. Stories Trainers Tell will provide me with a resource to help when I'm struggling to find just that right story. What a wonderful resource for all trainers and facilitators.”
Kathy Zarr, Director, Management Training and Facilitation Services, Fiserv, Inc.

"Trainers and speakers from every discipline will create memorable presentations with use of this fine book. It explores the purposes for using stories, provides great stories that can be adapted for speaker presentations, discusses the elements of a successful story and even gives step-by-step guidance on creating new stories. This is a "must have" book for speakers wanting to better relate to their audiences."
Linda B. Ewing, VP of Marketing & Sales, CUNA Credit Union

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"STORIES TRAINERS TELL"™ by Mary B. Wacker & Lori L. Silverman
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