MANY OF MY clients breathe a sigh of relief when they show up at my storytelling course and realize it’s not a course on public speaking or oral presentations. They’re relieved because some arrived expecting to be videotaped giving a speech and having to watch it over and over again as their peers critique every imperfection and count every stutter or stray “um” and “er” in their delivery.

My hope is that you, the reader, will breathe a similar sigh of relief when I tell you that this book is not about, nor does it even contain, a deep dive on how to deliver your stories in front of an audience. The reason is this (and this is where ...

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