Fia Fasbinder

About Fia Fasbinder

Fia Fasbinder arms speakers with the tools to deliver killer presentations. With over 15 years of experience in public speaking, classroom instruction, and presentation skill development, Fia teaches speakers to communicate with confidence, clarity and credibility. With a theater degree from NYU and a Masters in Education, Fia is uniquely positioned to render and teach dramatic arts concepts to adult learners. Her unique approach to keynoting utilizes theatrical techniques and performing arts skills in addition to practical, real world knowledge culled from coaching clients at TEDX, UCSD, Qualcomm, Intel and numerous Fortune 500 companies. Fia has implemented and taught award-winning arts education programs for the Playwrights Project, the La Jolla Playhouse and the Institute for Arts Education, and has taught those programs in over 50 schools in San Diego County. Fia’s methodology helps speakers capture the hearts and minds of their listeners, ignite their communication skills to win results and take their next talk from boring to bravo.

The Best Presenters Use These 3 Tricks to Ignite Your Presentation

It's that time of year: Everyone is getting ready for school to start. Whether you're currently a student, teacher, parent, or none of the above, going back to school conjures classroom memories for all of us. Book reports, oral presentations--some memories may be more pleasant than others. Talking to a classroom isn't so different from running a team [...]

3 Ways Executive Presence Steals the Show

The difference between a good presentation and one that brings the house down is simple: YOU! Executive presence is the essence of leadership, and notable speakers maintain it across all stages—including the really big ones. Think MLK, Kennedy, Oprah, Churchill. No matter the occasion, their presence conveyed confidence, competence, commitment and authenticity to the [...]

How 3 Emmy Winners Can Teach You About Making a Powerful Speech

What do Oprah Winfrey, Sterling K. Brown, and Lena Waithe have in common? They all know how to speak with style and substance. And 2017 made sure they were able to do just that. Commencement speeches have long provided a platform for the successful and learned to share their wisdom with new graduates entering the working [...]

By | 2018-04-04T19:33:38+00:00 |Speech Writing|0 Comments

How Will Broadway Improve Your Presentation?

From start-up entrepreneurs to industry leaders, actors have knowledge to impart on many different careers outside of acting.  Most roles in the business world could take a cue from Hollywood and Broadway. In fact, many well-known speakers, like Steve Jobs, relied on the sage advice Broadway actors to ignite their live presentations. How can you harness the benefits of [...]

What I Learned from Working with Fia Fasbinder and The Moxie Institute

I want to thank you for being a wonderful coach. Since Wednesday, I have received so many compliments from the audience.  At least 20-30 people came to talk to me after the speech to tell me how much they liked the phoenix story and my presentation was engaging, powerful and impressive.  Someone even asked me if [...]

Use These 3 Insider Tips from a TEDx Coach to Master Public Speaking

It's that time of year again: TEDx events commenced worldwide throughout mid-October. And, after the excitement and spectacle of TEDx, many audience members think to themselves, "I should do that--can I do that?" But there is much more to a TEDx talk than meets the eye. As a TEDx speaker coach, I've seen it. Even "what meets the eye" takes careful consideration. [...]

By | 2018-07-02T11:02:43+00:00 |TED|0 Comments

The Best Kept Secret to Confident Speaking? You’re Already Doing It

Industry leaders, great speakers, influencers--some people just do things differently, whether it's innovating, plan or breathe. No, seriously--I literally mean breathe. You would think that everyone knows how to breathe, right? Or, at least, everyone thinks they do. But, in reality, most people are taking shallow breaths instead of using their diaphragms. Diaphragmatic breathing is a calming, centering and [...]

By | 2018-04-03T17:24:08+00:00 |Public Speaking|0 Comments

Dress to Impress for Your Next Presentation

What do TED speaker Amy Cuddy, image consultant Marian Rothschild and market researcher, real estate investor and style advisor Scott Dunstall have in common? Answer: They all think you should dress better. How an audience perceives you is half the battle when you walk out on stage. People make an assumption within the first 15 seconds of meeting a [...]

Make Each Talk a Call to Adventure That Your Audience Can’t Wait to Take.

A confident speaker steps onto the stage and gives the most persuasive speech you've ever heard. Credible, informative and engaging--the crowd loves it. Where did that come from? How did they pull it off? It wasn't just a miraculous improvisation--trust me. Actually giving your presentation is just the final step of a much longer journey. "wing it" A great [...]

By | 2018-04-02T16:29:07+00:00 |Speech Writing|0 Comments

Oscar Fonseca

“I want to share with you that the presentation in the contest I participated in was a success! We won the prize! People kept talking about our presentation! I can’t believe I presented in front of 200+ people last night and I was not nervous at all. The best part of it all [...]

By | 2018-07-30T15:40:12+00:00 |All About MOXiE|0 Comments