Presenters are storytellers, whether they like it or not. Some may be more comfortable with numbers than words, but stories can turn data and figures into something memorable. If you are struggling to find a starting point in crafting a story for a presentation, get inspired by people who write stories for a living.

22 Quotes About Storytelling to Inspire Your Presentation

1. “There’s always room for a story that can transport people to another place.” – J.K. Rowling

2.”Sometimes reality is too complex; stories give it form.” – Jean-Luc Godard

3.”The purpose of a storyteller is not to tell you how to think, but to give you questions to think upon.” – Brandon Sanderson

4.”A special effect without a story is a pretty boring thing.” – George Lucas

5.”A story is based on what people think is important, so when we live a story, we are telling people around us what we think is important.” – Donald Miller

6.”Write to your heart’s content and by all means, have fun with your creation.” – Jennifer Murgia

7.”Doubt is a question mark; faith is an exclamation point. The most compelling, believable, realistic stories have included them both.” – Criss Jami

8.”We so complex; we’re mysteries to ourselves; we’re difficult to each other. And then storytelling reminds us we’re all the same.” – Brad Pitt

9.”‘Good story’ means something worth telling that the world wants to hear. Finding this is your lonely task. But the love of a good story… and a world driven by your passion, courage and creative gifts is still not enough. Your goal must be a good story well told.” – Robert McKee

10.”Inside each of us is a natural-born storyteller waiting to be released.” – Robin Moore

11.”Everyone tells a story about themselves inside their own head. Always. All the time. That story makes you what you are. We build ourselves out of that story.” – Patrick Rothfuss

12.”To hell with facts! We need more stories!” – Ken Kesey

13.”If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.” – Rudyard Kipling

14.”The difference between real life and a story is that life has significance, while a story must have meaning. The former is not always apparent, while the latter always has to be, before the end.” – Vera Nazarian

15.”Read a thousand books and your words will flow like a river.” – Lisa See

16.”Stories constitute the single most powerful weapon in a leader’s arsenal.” – Dr. Howard Gardner

17.”Marketing is no longer about the stuff that you make but about the stories you tell.” – Seth Godin

18.”After nourishment, shelter, and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.” – Philip Pullman

19.”Stories are memory aids, instruction manuals and moral compasses” – Aleks Krotoski

20.”If you are going to have a story, have a big story, or none at all.” – Joseph Campbell

21.”Stories are our primary tools of learning and teaching, the repositories of our lore and legends. They bring order into our confusing world. Think about how many times a day you use stories to pass along data, insights, memories, or common-sense advice.” – Edward Miller

22.”There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” – Maya Angelou

Sources:

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