How to Listen, Praise, and Bring Out People's Best
by Doug Lipman
Principles for giving and receiving good help--
on the stage, in the classroom, in the boardroom, and wherever communication occurs.
This book has won the following awards:
Storytelling World Award
Youth Storytelling Pegasus Award
Winner: Special Distinction Pegasus Award
The National Youth Storytelling Pegasus Awards is a concerted effort to recognize Storytelling Resources that are geared for youth that are exemplary and deserve to be shared with educators, librarians, teachers, and of course, youth.
With a panel of over 60 Professional Storytellers, teachers, and/or media specialists your resource was selected as an award-winning tool that educators and students can use when studying the fine art of storytelling.
"Great advice and beautifully written and organized too. Vivid stories from various storytelling traditions and from the author's experience clarify his points. I'm enjoying it and learning a lot about coaching storytellers, too."—Meg Lippert, storyteller, writer
"Excerpts from actual coaching sessions provide the reader dramatic moments of insight and transformation that follow from good coaching.
While Lipman's work is grounded in the storytelling revival, the principles, structures, and techniques are suitable for helping people of all ages improve at any kind of communication."
-- The Catalyst Centre
Peninnah Schram, storyteller, writer, recipient of the National Storytelling Networks Lifetime Achievement Award
"Translating his extraordinary talents into written form, Doug Lipman understands how to create empathic dialogue and offers valued insights into the storytelling process so as to bring storytellers to where they want to be.
"It is a clearly organized resource book with principles that I will integrate into my own storytelling preparations, into my academic teaching, and into my teaching everywhere."
--Peninnah Schram, NYC, NY
"...the lessons are applicable in education and in the workplace. A master teacher shares how a good coach elicits the best from storytellers, and how those same techniques can be used in many different situations."
--The Bloomsbury Review
"Helpful principles and motivational advice for communicating your stories—in the classroom, in the boardroom, from the pulpit, from the stage."Joan Detz, Doylestown, PA