About Tell Me A Story

learn to communicate with authenticity. find your voice.

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Founded by theater artist, podcaster and award winning storyteller Hillary Rea, Tell Me A Story (TMAS) began as a live storytelling show hosted and produced by Hillary. Through watching people share their stories month after month, Hillary knew she could take the power of storytelling even further. After a serendipitous experience telling a story about bra shopping on stage at a Victoria’s Secret sales conference in Las Vegas, Hillary realized the importance of using personal experiences as a way to build trust, inspire, and help people understand each other on a deeper level, especially in a workplace setting.

Well intentioned advice on public speaking has effectively created more boundaries, more rules, and kept so many of us from finding our true voice and using it powerfully.

The TMAS approach relies on her background in acting, improvisational theater, and vocal performance. While there are many ways to build your public speaking skills, improve your delivery or make people remember you - we believe by incorporating your personal story into how you communicate, you build a more authentic connection with peers, clients, colleagues, and investors. Whether you’re looking to grow your personal or professional network, need to effectively tell the story of your new business or simply need to boost your confidence, Hillary and her team will help you find your voice and share your unique story with honesty and passion.

What is Storytelling?

Storytelling is confidence. It’s empathy, authenticity; it’s human nature. It’s learning how to communicate in a way that isn’t contrived, isn’t full of jargon or professional clichés. It makes us ask better questions, listen more closely. It’s not based on rules or formulas. Storytelling is about being vulnerable, sharing a piece of yourself. It’s breaking free of boring chit chat or bulleted Power Points. It’s communicating with ease and tapping into your natural leadership abilities. It’s your path to all that lay ahead.

Humans need stories. Yet for too long, our workplace culture has stifled this. Well intentioned advice on public speaking has effectively created more boundaries, more rules, and kept so many of us from finding our true voice and using it powerfully. By searching for the perfect icebreaker or trying to develop the most memorable closing line, we’ve forgotten that the most interesting thing about us is US. Your unique personal story is your starting place for creating more authentic human connection in every professional setting.