The Science of Storytelling with Richard Newman

One of the most essential components of writing a book that people want to read is the ability to tell a great story.  

While storytelling is often described as an art, there is a science to it as well, and our guest today is here to help you make your stories more engaging and inviting for your audience.   

In this episode of The Author’s Corner, Robin sits down with Richard Newman, an award-winning expert in leadership communication and storytelling, as well as the author of You Were Born to Speak and Lift Your Impact. During the episode, Robin and Richard discuss self-publishing his first book, and how it provided lessons and insights that helped him with his second book, published by McGraw Hill. They discuss the importance of tying science and technical writing to personal experiences that an audience can relate to. Richard also shares some insights into the challenges of taking material that’s been taught on a stage and putting it into book form.


Key Takeaways from This Episode:

  • How Richard discovered the science of storytelling.
  • How his first self-published book paved the way for his second book.
  • Determining the ‘hero’ of your story: Who are you writing this for?
  • Why Richard chose to self-publish his first book.
  • And much more…


Resources Mentioned in this Episode:

Richard’s LinkedIn

Lift Your Impact book

You Were Born to Speak book

Body Talk


About Richard Newman:

Richard is an award-winning expert in leadership communication, storytelling and influence, and has worked in advanced communication since 1995. He specializes in showing leaders how to speak with greater impact and influence. He is regularly featured on BBC London Radio and is the author of the best-selling book You Were Born to Speak. Richard’s clients include CEOs, Vice-Presidents and leadership teams across many industries. He began by teaching English as a foreign language living in a Tibetan monastery in India. He then studied professional acting in London for three years, working as an actor on stage and screen, while continuing to study communication skills. In 2000, Richard founded Body Talk and began working with a well-known Formula 1 team. His team at Body Talk has now worked with over 75,000 clients from 46 countries around the world.





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