Melissa Reaves' background includes more than 20 years in tech advertising technology sales and marketing, as well as countless stage credits as a professional actor/improviser. This combination ultimately led her to found Story Fruition to help others find and tell their stories--with impact.
Melissa works with CEOs, Founders and Senior Executives to build their storytelling skills and enrich their leadership. She story mines, crafts, storyboards and utilizes a video rehearsal platform that accelerates public speaking competency and turns speakers into great storytellers and magnetic leaders
As an actress and professional storyteller, Melissa regularly appears on The Moth Story Slams, Seattle's Fresh Ground Stories, Ignite Seattle, NAMI's Brainpower Chronicles, Speak Up Podcast, The Otter Story Hour and Unexpected Productions Improv. Her work has also been featured on NPR.
Business stories need a balanced combo of sales, marketing, branding, and some acting to really connect to your audience--and this is my wheelhouse. We're not really taught HOW to tell a story in school, but the good news is, it is teachable.
As the face of your company, you're tasked with speaking in public a lot more than most do. And now that we rely heavily on video, your communication skills are even more important to refine. Nail those moments by sharing vivid, entertaining and captivating personal stories that showcase your leadership
Clients get private virtual rehearsal rooms to practice their storytelling with coaching provided in order to improve and expand their skills quickly.
Storytelling in an essential business skill. Through these interactive and entertaining corporate workshops, participants learn:
What elements make captivating stories?
What stories do you have to tell? What do they teach? How to get your listeners to lean in and really listen to you as the storyteller. How to craft your story like a "Mind Movie" and make each scene rich and compelling, How to work the 2D virtual or 3D room using your body, words and voice to color your story.
Plus much more!
Executives aren't the only employees who need strong stories and storytelling skills. Sales, customer service, and marketing staff all generate and use stories. Compelling stories, told well, are powerful tools for business growth and client retention.
The Company Storybuilding corporate retainer is designed to help key staff find the right stories to really connect to their audience and clients. The retainer is customized to each company and its needs.
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