Ep. 153 – Donald Miller’s “How to Tell a Story” eBook – An Introduction: Why Does Story Matter?

StoryBy the second sentence of How To Tell A Story, host and business coach Tom Ryan was hooked. Here was a short, straightforward book about telling a great story, written by an established expert in brand narrative. In a world where content marketing can make or break a business, it was exactly the kind of thing Tom could use to give his clients and students a starting point for creating their company narratives.

In today’s episode, Tom and co-host/producer Jason Pyles talk about Donald Miller’s How To Tell A Story. They also talk about what makes a great story, and why stories are so effective for reaching your audience and customers.

• Show opening, and Tom’s upcoming guest spot on Jason’s movie podcast

• Recap of how Tom discovered How To Tell A Story by Donald Miller

• Donald Miller’s background and approach


• Why Tom was “all in” to the ebook by the introduction’s second sentence

• Robert McKee’s Story: Style, Structure, Substance, and the Principles of Screenwriting

• Defining your audience

• How stories help your brain engage

• Why Star Wars is a $4 billion story

• Story in memorable Super Bowl commercials

• Storytelling as a skill

• To be continued …

• Sign off, and ways to contact the show

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