Storytelling is one of the first ways modern human beings passed down knowledge from generation to generation, and also disseminated knowledge to those beyond their immediate family and clan.

Millennia later, storytelling remains a powerful medium that grabs and holds people's attention and effectively transmits information. Not surprisingly, then, it can be a powerful medium for marketers.

In this video, we sat down with author, marketer, storyteller, industry analyst, and corporate trainer Steve Shepard to discuss elements of great storytelling.

Steve provides an overview of some key points from his new book, The Deliberate Storyteller.

Join us for a fun and instructive 10 minutes:

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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Ann Handley is a Wall Street Journal bestselling author who speaks worldwide about how businesses can escape marketing mediocrity to ignite tangible results. She is the Chief Content Officer of MarketingProfs, a LinkedIn Influencer, a keynote speaker, dog person, and writer.

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Tim Washer is a comedy writer and producer who has worked on Conan, Letterman, and The Onion, and at IBM and Cisco.

Twitter: @timwasher