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Storytelling & Public Speaking Coach
Storytelling & Public Speaking Coach
Humans are storytelling creatures. Stories drive, define, and inspire us. The best salespeople, executives, and leaders tell impactful, compelling stories. Do you? Let's get you polished!
Our world now centers on 2-D conference rooms. As a business professional and leader, the expectations for your communication skills have never been higher. Melissa Reaves draws upon her 20 years of tech sales, marketing, branding and professional acting to teach you how to make your presentations genuine, authentic and memorable. Your audience will lean in and wait for your next sentence--because you know how to deliver your message and keep them wanting more. Ready to learn how? Your leadership is about to catapult.
In this comedic piece, watch how little "Missy" learns early the truth about Santa Claus. "Don't lie to your kids!" taught by her mother, only went so far, once Missy realized getting the house cleaned and the dog walked using Santa as the lure---proved great for at least awhile.
Honored to be a guest on CLOSING THE GAP with one of my favorite people, Denise Cooper. We talk about the power of storytelling as an essential business skill. Learn about the power of storytelling, and how it can take you from analysis to action in a matter of moments.
Ask Melissa Reaves, founder and CEO of Sammamish-based Story Fruition, for her business’ origin story, and she can relay it back in just under 100 seconds. In her role as an executive storytelling coach, Reaves endeavors to assist C-suite executives, founders, and entrepreneurs in crafting pitches, presentations, or origin stories to further their businesses.
As a CEO for a start-up, you have to find funding to grow your idea. Juan Medina was not happy with his results, until he tapped the Story Fruition method and opened with a story that propelled him to found Lalo. Take a listen to his beautiful story and how he went from $0 to $200K in 10-days.
Founders Live offers five presenters to show us in just 99-seconds how they are going to change the world. Story Fruition's Melissa Reaves is their pitch coach as they learn to weave memorable story narrative into their presentations. Watch them shine! Next up Founders Prime Time Global Edition, also coached by Story Fruition.
"Working with Melissa...was instrumental in pulling out the true story of why I started my business...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!"
-Daniel McConnell, CEO, Teak & Timber
Melissa is an amazing pitch coach! She helped us develop a pitch that was compelling and relatable to our audience, while providing the information necessary to get an overview of our business within the 99- second time frame. She was very encouraging, helpful and professional throughout the process. We ended up winning our pitch competition in large part due to her. 10/10 would recommend her services. Thanks again Melissa!
-Ryan Cogdill, Co-Founder MedVenture for Travelers
Melissa was unbelievably impactful as my pitch coach. She was able to take the meager nuggets that I brought to the table and help me construct a powerful narrative around my business that led to me not only win the pitch competition that we prepped for together, but also be invited to a number of other opportunities. I credit Melissa for bringing out the best of what we have to offer and really helping us to shine!
-Sharon Podobnik, Founder, Go Love Yourself
Rovina Broomfield rocked the MC spot at Ignite Seattle 40!