#1 New York Times Bestseller

19th Edition (Hardcover)

Tell to Win Connect, Persuade, and Triumph with the Hidden Power of Story

In Tell to Win, I show how to move beyond soulless Power Point slides, facts, and figures to create purposeful stories that can serve as powerful calls to action. Simply put, if you can’t tell it, you can’t sell it.

Tell to Win became an instant #1 bestseller in the New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal and on Fortune magazine chose Tell to Win as one of their “5 Business Books You Can Really Use” and Hudson Booksellers, retail book stores in airports throughout North America, chose Tell to Win as one of the “5 Best Business Books of the Year.”

"We are all storytellers.
Entrepreneurs have to be.
With a little practice you can unleash this power."

Evolution of an Idea

I have long relied on purposeful storytelling to motivate, win over, shape, engage and sell.

Indeed, what began as a knack for telling stories as an entertainment industry executive has, through years of perspiration and inspiration, evolved into a set of principles that anyone can use to achieve their goals.

Peter shares a pre-print Galley Proof of Tell To Win with President Bill Clinton.
Peter presenting the first galley of TELL TO WIN to President Bill Clinton. President Clinton provided the cover quote for the business book.

The Secret Sauce

I’ve been teaching graduate courses for thirty years at UCLA, in the School of Theater, Film, and Television–and more recently in the MBA program. After listening to the business students, there was a feeling that being able to craft your story into an emotional narrative was the ‘soft stuff’ that didn’t count for very much and didn’t need to be coached. As I thought about the successes and failures in my life, I realized that the secret sauce to success is the ability to take information and orchestrate it into an emotional offering so that the audience metabolizes it and it becomes resonant, memorable, and actionable to them.

photo: Vince Bucci

“If anyone knows how to survive in business, it’s Peter. This book is a manual for that. It gives you the two keys to success — first, everything starts with a good story, and second, don’t drop names (actually Frank Sinatra told me that).” – George Clooney

Peter Guber George Clooney AMC Shootout

Tell To Win Has Global Reach And Touch With The Following Foreign Editions:

  • Chinese
  • Chinese (complex characters)
  • Croatian
  • German
  • Indonesian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Turkish
New York Times #1 Best Seller Tell To Win

The Story is the Story

Peter Guber Speaking

photo: California Realtor EXPO 2015

The Story is the Story

“Stories are a misunderstood, misused, and underutilized asset. I knew if I could shine a light on them and identify a process, it would be a tremendous benefit. I spent all these years doing stories and now the story is the story. Stories aren’t the icing on the cake; they are the cake.”  

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