become an oral storyteller or ‘raconteur.’ Closely akin to public
speaking, it is something which almost anyone can develop as a skill,
providing they are willing to put in the time.
In the world of professional speaking there is a great deal of
emphasis placed on ‘telling stories’ to make one’s point. However,
there is very little literature on how to go about this. In The Raconteur
the author describes how to find material, how to put it together, and how to
The Raconteur has been written by a Toastmaster for Storytellers.
It is the writer’s sincere wish that by familiarising yourself with storytelling
knowledge and techniques, your presentations will become even more interesting,
moving, and effective.