“An easy-to-read and practical journey through personal development, plus tips on structuring the storytelling that is still considered key to connecting with other people — and, crucially, with customers and investors in business.”—Financial Times (Business Book of the Month)
“[A] to-the-point, appropriately persuasive guide to using narrative to build one’s business or brand.” —Publishers Weekly
“In Five Stars, communication coach Carmine Gallo skillfully builds the case that mastering the ancient art of persuasion is the key to thriving in a world of rapid technological change. Developing superior communication skills is no longer an option; it’s fundamental for success. Five Stars is an enormously valuable tool for entrepreneurs and leaders in every field.” —Tony Robbins, New York Times #1 bestselling author, philanthropist, & the nation’s #1 life & business strategist
“Having worked at small startups as well as giant tech companies, I've worked with a lot of great people and a small number of really exceptional ones. In Five Stars, Carmine Gallo explains why the ability to communicate separates the 10xer. If your great ideas are locked in your head they are useless to you and your team. You have to be able to explain your ideas efficiently and persuasively—and, crucially, to be open to persuasion when the ideas aren’t so great after all. Anyone who hopes to survive and flourish in today’s economy should read this book and learn.” —Kim Scott, bestselling author of Radical Candor
"We live in an era of exponential growth technologies. Carmine Gallo brilliantly stretches our imagination how to use the art of persuasion to turn possibilities into probabilities. This is an amazing book every entrepreneur should read.” —John Sculley, former Apple CEO, current RxAdvance Chairman
"As an entrepreneur, I know that my ability to effectively communicate and tell stories to our stakeholders is at the cornerstone of any success our business has ever enjoyed. In Five Stars, Carmine Gallo persuasively and entertainingly makes a compelling case for communication as the crucial differentiator of the digital age." —Danny Meyer, CEO, Union Square Hospitality Group and author of Setting the Table
CARMINE GALLO is the bestselling author of Talk Like TED and The Storyteller's Secret. He is an influential communication advisor for the world’s most admired brands: Google, Accenture, Intel, Coca-Cola, Allstate, LinkedIn, and companies that touch our lives everyday. As a popular keynote speaker, Gallo teaches CEOs and leaders to deliver dynamic presentations and share inspiring stories that sell products, grow brands and inspire change. He writes for Forbes.com and Inc.com. Gallo is also an executive education instructor at Harvard University.