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.
Nick Hughes, CEO of Founders Live, and Melissa Reaves dive into an incredibly entertaining but also touching conversation that covers many topics, including pitch coaching in Seattle, her tips for a proper 99-second pitch, as well as her projects Story Fruition and Melanin Stories Matter.
Melissa sits in on Sean Wellington's Podcast to discuss the challenges of incorporating conflict into a story, as well as Advance & Expand, and the challenge of where to start a story. As storytellers and coaching colleagues, Sean and Melissa are a part of Swap Shop and meet 2x per week to share and critique and sculpt stories with some of the country's top rising stars in storytelling. Go Swappers!
Melissa is featured on Erin Rogers' Story Star segment Most Important Thing. "Learn from storytellers from around the world! Mini-interviews with tips on how to prepare your stories & take your telling to the next level."
OCD effects 1% of the population, or 3.2M Americans. People, however, think it's a funny disorder to poke fun of due to lack of understanding. This talk is designed to build awareness and empathy to those who struggle with such intrusive thoughts.