This week’s theme: Storytelling Mind Movies
Storytelling is an important business skill that allows companies to communicate more effectively and engage with their audiences. Stories can motivate, inspire, and unite people in ways that facts and figures cannot. Stories can also help to build trust and credibility while also providing a fun and engaging way to communicate with customers and taking the boredom out of the boardroom.
From Fear to Fire: Secrets to Overcome Fear, Embrace your Gifts and Achieve Success
This is the place where real people share real challenges. Where you can find a common bond and uncommon wisdom through their stories. Use tips from the breakthroughs of others to jump start your success. Speaker, author, adventurer, and host Heather Hansen O’Neill takes you on the journey from fear to fire. Today we talk about the importance of storytelling in the workplace.
Melissa Reaves is a Seattle based Executive Storytelling Mentor and Founder/CEO of Story Fruition. She has over 25 years in start-ups as well as enterprise sales–so she’s grown up in corporate environments and knows first-hand how challenged most presentations are in that realm. She and her coaches help C-Suite executives, authors, scientists, engineers, inventors, and capital raising entrepreneurs learn to become compelling storytellers in their presentations, Town Halls, media podcasts and signature talks–so that they shine and feel confident as they work to change the world with their message.
Her book, The Storyteller’s Mind Movie, is a hands-on tool that teaches the core elements that turn a meandering story into a vivid, well-crafted Mind Movie that the listeners can see, hear, smell, taste and FEEL. Storytelling is an essential business skill, but most people have never really been taught how to story TELL—so Melissa is bringing what she does professionally onstage as an actor, improviser, and storyteller–and takes it to the boardroom. “Let’s remove the boredom from the boardroom–and make it exciting and inspiring by creating emotionally connected leaders. That’s where storytelling skills come in.”
Her own storytelling has been on NPR, PBS (2x), Ignite Seattle (2x) and she’s won several storytelling competitions including The Moth and the National Storytellers Network. Her work also supports LGBQT+ initiatives, as well as produced Melanin Stories Matter, a storytelling show spotlighting Black, Indigenous and People of Color to quell racism and celebrate our diversity as humans.
Connect with Melissa:
Free 30-minute consultation to see how we can help with private or group coaching, keynote construction and media/podcast training: www.storyfruitioninfo.com
Quote of the Day:
“There is no greater agony than having an untold story inside you.” Maya Angelou
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