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Speaking Story: Using the Magic of Storytelling to Make Your Mark, Pitch Your Ideas, and Ignite Meaningful Change

ISBN: 9781634896702
Binding: Hardcover
Author: Sally Z
Pages: 264
Trim: 6 x 8 inches
Published: 02/13/2024

In this empowering public speaking book, learn how to move audiences to action—whether it's in a boardroom, keynote presentation, or the TEDx stage.

It takes courage to stand up and speak your story. But true leadership—and the potential to create meaningful change!—requires it from us.

Sally Z is an award-winning professional speaker with 25+ years of presentation experience and a master's degree in persuasion. She coaches high-potential dreamers from their first gig to their high-paying and world-changing keynote. Her clients range from small business owners and creative entrepreneurs to leaders at Fortune 500 corporations like Viacom, Paramount, and more.

With her signature enthusiasm—and you guessed it, entertaining storytelling—Sally Z shares the tools and mindset shifts that make speaking feel not just approachable, but achievable.

Speaking Story includes exercises and tools in every chapter, learn how speaking can catapult your career to the next level with:

  • powerful insights for increased prospects, income, and impact,
  • conference room confidence in presentation skills and pitching,
  • expert skills for social media marketing in reels and videos, and
  • tactical steps on how to become a thought leader and trusted authority in your industry-stepping onto bigger stages to make a more meaningful impact.

Speaking Story is not a call to tell your story perfectly. It's permission to tell your story anyway—despite your fears, reservations, or feelings of self-doubt. Because everyone has a story that belongs on stage.

Move from the sidelines to the spotlight . . . and move the world with your story.

"I can't imagine where I'd be without Sally Z's program. It has changed my life."

—Jenn Whitmer, international TedX and keynote speaker and leadership consultant


Sally Z is an award-winning speaker, author, and coach who believes in the power of speaking to move audiences of all kinds. Equipped with decades of speaking experience and a master's degree in persuasion, Sally provides entrepreneurs, changemakers, and leaders with the skills needed to speak with authenticity, courage, clarity, and confidence-and move their audiences toward change.

Her insights have been trusted by leaders at Business Insider, TedX, Nickelodeon, Paramount, Viacom, and myriad conferences and educational workshops.