Melissa's Bio

About Melissa

Melissa Monson specializes in helping executive management and professionals excel at creating and delivering an effective message to the media, investors, customers and the financial community. She has an outstanding track record of highly successful equity financing presentations for public and private companies and a broad, satisfied international client base.

As a successful entrepreneur with proven credentials and success in corporate communications and presentations, she knows her clients need to go beyond PowerPoint presentations filled with charts and stilted speeches full of buzzwords. To succeed in today's world of savvy entrepreneurs and increasing opportunities due to globalization—and with the need for ROI all-important—she teaches both team members and leaders the skills to engage and communicate effectively both verbally and nonverbally.

Melissa creates strong and persuasive messages that support business/client development and help the business/financial community, investors and key media appreciate the tangible and intangible elements of a company's value. An expert on nonverbal communication, she helps attorneys learn courtroom delivery skills and prepares them to speak on panels and at marketing events.
When Passave, Efficient Networks, and Cogent Systems needed message crafting and development, roadshow presentation design and executive delivery coaching for the best ROI from an equity offering, Melissa was right there beside them, guiding the way. When Alere Medical Corporation was a start-up, she helped with marketing, messaging, branding and presentation coaching to win backing from angel and venture capitalist investors.
Through On-Camera Media Skills Training, Melissa prepares clients to master interview situations, whether sit-down or spontaneous. All training is conducted in a simulated live experience in a broadcast studio in San Francisco.

Melissa is a seminar producer, frequent speaker and writer of a weekly blog:

Melissa received her B.A. from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and her M.A. from Columbia University in New York City.

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