A story does what facts and statistics never can: it inspires and it motivates. That's why expert storytellers are such effective communicators. They translate complex ideas into practical examples and they know how to make emotional connections with their audience. Their message gets through because everyone can relate to a good story. An American master in the art of storytelling was Ernest Hemingway. His best work, as he once said, was a story he wrote in just six words: 'For sale: baby shoes, never worn.' Whether youre in business or the professions, youll benefit from learning how to tell a concise story that packs a meaningful punch. Take the challenge and post your own six-word story here and our team at GuruMaker-School of Professional Speaking will choose the three best. Winners receive a free autographed copy of the new release EXECUTIVE PRESENCE: The Art of Commanding Respect Like a CEO (McGraw-Hill 2010). For more info on the book go to http://www.executivepresencebook.com Good luck!