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Book Review: 'What's your Story: facts tell, stories sell' by Sankalp Kohli

Publisher: General Press

Published: October 2015

Book Title: What’s Your Story

Author: Sankalp Kohli

I guarantee you that after you read this book you will realize that you are a storyteller and that you too can write. What you basically require is to give meaning to your thoughts, have the belief that you too can tell a story and most of it all flaunt your imagination.

The book gives a ride through what a story is and some techniques that everyone of us use to tell stories without even knowing it. The author has skimmed for us the way we remember an event and that is how he says we ought to write making it appealing to our readers and leave a lasting impression.

The book is clean without errors. I had a joyful ride through and learnt that I too was telling stories many times when even I wasn’t aware.

The only flaw is that it is an e-book, should it make into prints I think many would approach storytelling as nothing alien but their very own task.

About The Author Sankalp is a storyteller, an entrepreneur and a motivational speaker. Born and brought up in kanpur, Sankalp is a MBA Graduate from NMIMS, Mumbai. An entrepreneurial soul with an imprint of a perfectionist, he is a workaholic who believes in turning every single moment of life into something more constructive and fruitful. He is a person who holds his parents above all, especially his mother. All his dreams and aspirations are driven by one belief: that of making his parents proud. His earlier works with the pen, in form of ‘Because…Every Raindrop is a HOPE’ and ‘When I Found You, I Found Myself’ has resonated loudly with his readers. With his third book, ‘Hackster’ he has ventured into a new genre where his contemporary and provocative self, comes alive in a sci-fi thriller. On a professional front, Sankalp is a Self-Driven Management professional and a storyteller with over four years of managerial experience and around 4 GB of stories from the corporate world. His success in the corporate world is a direct function of his storytelling skills. When out of office, he is mostly chasing his dream of creating an impact in the world. He has a strong belief that, writing and storytelling, if understood properly, can act as a very powerful tool for budding engineers, managers and entrepreneurs of India. An Ex-speaker at IIMs and IITs, he has conducted various highly interactive events and seminars on ‘How to Lead with a Story’ and ‘Art of Storytelling’ in colleges across India. He is currently working on a venture which aims at making use of stories in teaching. Armed with the thought of bringing about a change in the education industry of India, he continues his uphill journey with profound faith.

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