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Magic of Metaphor: 77 Stories for Teachers, Trainers and Thinkers

by Nick Owen Crown House Publishing
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Pbk 256 pages
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The Magic of Metaphor presents a collection of stories designed to engage, inspire and transform the listener and the reader. Some of the stories motivate, some are spiritual, and some provide strategies for excellence. All promote positive feelings, encouraging confidence, direction and vision.

The stories contained in The Magic of Metaphor focus on values, responsibility, and leadership in all its forms. They have been specially selected to promote change in people's ideas, attitudes, beliefs, visions and behaviors. These stories act as reframes, challenging and disturbing our existing frames of reference, recharting our accustomed maps of the world, and shifting us away from our limited thinking towards new learning and discovery through the use of effective metaphor. As a result, we are encouraged to understand our world from a new perspective, and are provided with powerful ways to generate greater choice in our lives.

Containing sixteen suggestions (or tips) for effective storytelling, advice on organisation, style and storytelling skills, and a selection of stories that can be adapted and developed, The Magic of Metaphor is an inspirational sourcebook for counsellors, health workers, psychologists, professional speakers, managers, leaders and NLP practitioners, as well as for teachers, trainers, therapists. Providing tools that assist people in making beneficial changes in their lives, the stories contained in this book will bring pleasure and power to all those that listen to or read them.
Nick Owen has worked in the fields of training, development and communication for many years, although in the past he has been an actor, theatre director, journalist, writer and teacher. He is a Certificated NLP Trainer and Master Practitioner, and a partner at CMT, a London-based communications development consultancy. His clients range from major financial service organisations to engineering businesses, information technology consultants, sales teams, health workers and educators.