“The most powerful person in the world is the storyteller. The storyteller sets the vision, values and agenda of an entire generations that is to come."
Private 1:1 Coaching for Executives
(Virtual Sessions Available)
Storytelling Workshops for Professionals
Corporate Storytelling Retreats
Investor Pitch Presentation Consultation
Keynote Presentation Coaching
Available for Keynote Speaking Engagements
For Business Professionals
Meadow Creek Business Park
October 17th, 1pm-5pm
Learn core basics to captivating storytelling in this 1/2 day workshop!
Another "Lucky Me" moment! I recently attended a workshop, billed as learning to tell a great story in your business. WOW, Melissa Reaves of Story Fruition is the real deal. Not only is she entertaining and talented, but she also teaches others to present their business in a captivating way. Sales peeps, like her page and reach out, your presentations will never be the same." Lynda Bilo, Send Out Cards
Everyone loves to tell and listen to stories. When you share your own experiences in an authentic narrative, you connect and strenghten your relationship to your listening audience.
Story Fruition's amazing client,
Angie Burlingame of A Dog's Life Training School just got invited to be King 5's Dog Training Expert!
You have beautiful stories and expertise to share!
#king5.com #Adogslifetraingschool #angieburlingame #storyfruition
Have a question about my storytelling coaching services? Please send me an email!
Are you a CEO/Founder looking to raise more capital?
Are you a "Rising Star" in your career and hitting the speaking circuit more, but feel overwhelmed by it?
Are you a business owner who must shine above the competition through speaking engagements?
Are you speaking in public and just don't feel very dynamic?
Mastering how to identify, craft and tell a story takes skills--but the great news is
storytelling is coachable and highly valuable in business.
Land that funding to expand your business.
Captivate audiences and expand your career.
Learn to listen and think on your feet to handle situations easier.
Enrich your life at every level through polished public speaking and storytelling skills!
Public Speaking doesn't have to be a horrifying event, or even terribly uncomfortable. As your public speaking coach, we'll dive into your talk--understand who your audience is---and what personal stories you can weave into your content that hooks their attention. Your creative writing homework assignments are designed to find your Creative Flow and unleash the stories within you. As we develop your talk, you'll discover the joy of how to formulate your story so it's concise, and structure-wise flows beautifully. You'll learn:
Core storytelling skills for your brand
Story Arc structure to keep your story moving
Vivid picture painting to amaze your audience
When to progress your story, and when to expand
Learn the importance of authenticity and vulnerabilty to
Connect and WIN your audience over
You'll move from a "Presenter," to a memorable "Storyteller"
Melissa Reaves has spent over twenty years in tech sales and marketing working with some of the world's top brands like Microsoft, T-Mobile, Expedia, Groupon and more. She's also a professional actor and improviser which helps her pull the presentation dynamics out of her clients when they are learning the power of storytelling skills.
Melissa's own storytelling can be seen around the Seattle market including The Moth Story Slams and Seattle's own Fresh Ground Stories events. In October 2019, you'll see her at Ignite Seattle as one of 12 speakers selected. She is also an ensemble member at Unexpected Productions in the Pike Place Market Theater in Seattle making up comedic stories on the fly with her castmates!
Watch Greg tell his story about how he found himself at 59 years old changing his career to help addicts clean up their own lives in this powerful piece shared at Fresh Ground Stories in Seattle.
Stacy shares what she thinks about the Story Fruition workshop in order to connect her own dots!
Dr Kate learns new ways to compose her story to help Sleep Apnea Patients.
Wedding toasts are perfect opportunities to share stories. Jon did an awesome job in his Father Of The Bride speech to over 220 people that he hired Story Fruition to help fine-tune his toast.
What happened in the Seattle U Business Plan Competition's Shark Tank. #storytelling #entrepreneurs #SeattleU #SeattleUBusinessPlanCompetition2019
Melissa was a new volunteer at the Seattle University Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center this year, but quickly stood out as one of the most effective coaches I have worked with in the Business Plan Competition I run. She served as one of a handful of Expert Pitch Coaches for our four Finalist teams and was instrumental in making this year's Final presentations "the best ever," as several of our long-time supporters told me...I cannot thank Melissa enough for the time she has provided to the SeattleU entrepreneurial students, the impact on them and their businesses is more than I can express --without her helping me craft the story!
Ameila Marckworth, Director, Entrepreneur & Innovation Center, Seattle University
"In two decades of coaching entrepreneurs, we tell them constantly to convey the passion that lead to their business. Now that I've seen Melissa in action--I have come to realize none of the rest of us has had a clue in how to effectively bring out the expression of that passion. Melissa combines her extensive background in corporate sales, theater, improv, and storytelling to expertly guide entrepreneurs and business executives to find and tell their story in a very impactful manner. Melissa fills a need in the coaching realm that has been sorely missing."
Scott Milburn, President, Sage Management, Advisor to Vita Inclinata
"Working with Melissa was a fantastic experience. She got to know me personally, which was instrumental in pulling out the true story of why I started my business. By helping me portray this story, I was able to show investors and customers the passion I brought to the table. I was able to paint the picture in their minds of how my company is solving real problems. This all culminated in placing 2nd in a business competition as well as having several angel investors interested in funding my business! Melissa will get you results. She will make sure everyone knows and loves your story."
Daniel McConnell, CEO, Teak & Timber
Have you ever tried to stay on the elliptical while you’re nonchalantly sneaking glances at the guy on the treadmill behind you? Melissa has. Have you lifted weights with the Secret Service staring at you while they’re mumbling into their earpieces? Melissa’s done that too. What about slowly sinking into a former president’s sweat as you trade places with him on the bench press? Yes, Melissa has touched presidential sweat! And she was still pretty giddy when she told us about it. Thank you, Melissa, for giving us some of the biggest laughs of the night.
Paul Currington, Director, Fresh Ground Stories
"I worked with Melissa to put together a very important presentation to my BNI Chapter that will essentially be my sales force as they refer me leads and business. She helped me boil my ideas down to only the most important, and helped me compose a story to tell instead of just deliver a presentation. People loved it! I felt so confident and comfortable going in this direction and it was actually fun! I'd recommend working with her, no doubt."
PJ Glassey, Founder/Inventor, XGym Fitness
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