This book examines the two basic components of scholarship competition—essays and interviews—this vital guidebook offers practical advice and real-life examples to guide students through the entire application process. With insight into the judges’ criteria for a successful application, 30 previously awarded scholarship essays are thoroughly analyzed, from choice of topic to writing style. The book reveals unique strategies for preparation and overcoming nervousness, this definitive resource also includes sample interview questions and answers.
Today’s world wants the story behind the story. Whether you have a company mission to share, an audience to entertain or a product to sell, we’re more likely to engage and connect if you deliver a well-crafted story with an emotional core. The author, Bobette Buster, is a story consultant who works with and teaches at major studios including Pixar, Disney and Sony Animation and in top film programs all over the world. In this book she shares her 10 key principles of storytelling – as used by some of the world’s best storytellers – and helps you to apply them to your own.
Most people have been conditioned to believe that communication must be clear, rational, and objective, with no place for emotion or subjective thinking. Yet the most powerful, persuasive communication has a human element…often delivered simply and personally through the telling of stories. This book shows readers how to use personal stories to get their ideas across and create meaningful connections between themselves and their audience. Moving beyond the usual speech-openers or ice-breakers, the book gives readers a process for finding, developing, and using their own stories.