Business leaders are often called on to give speeches and make presentations. But let’s face it, very few people are born performers. With that in mind, theatrical instructor Fia Fasbinder created the Moxie Institute to bridge the gap between the realms of business and the performing arts. The Moxie Institute teaches presentation skills to business professionals, coaching them to act naturally and to speak confidently and clearly when called upon to give public talks.
Handling public speaking with confidence is only part of the equation. Whether making informal speeches or keynote presentations, today’s business leaders are expected to communicate in a way audiences can easily understand. Speaking to shareholders or board members is different from addressing an audience that may be unfamiliar with industry-specific jargon.
Fortunately, onstage performance is a skill anyone can learn. The Moxie Institute helps business professionals at any level through one-on-one training as well as corporate workshops designed for teams.
The Moxie Institute helps you build your presentation skills. We can assist you to overcome any obstacle, whether you suffer from a bit of stage fright or you find yourself having to face distracted audiences that are busy looking at their smartphones. We combine the disciplines of neuroscience and the performing arts to ensure you’ll command the stage and reach your audience.
The Moxie Institute’s Presentation Skills Workshops provides intensive instruction and training to ensure you always put your best foot forward. Our corporate workshops train individuals, teams and organizations to master a wide array of communication situations, including sharpening sales pitches and mastering spontaneous discussions with superiors. Our multi-step process is easy for anyone to memorize. But don’t be fooled — our presentation skills training is easy to learn, but the information is strictly high-level.
When a speech touches emotions and inspires change, it’s not a fluke; it’s a carefully crafted story supported by thoughtful imagery and neuroscience. With over 80% of daily impressions perceived through our eyes, it’s no surprise that effective visual communication is imperative for business success, especially when giving a make-or-break presentation.
You may have seen a Moxie speech. We write for leaders at the top of their games. Moxie clients are the TED speakers and Fortune 500 CEOs who have the perfect phrase at just the right moment. A Moxie speech is more than just words on a page—it’s a script for the presentation of a lifetime. Isn’t that what your moment deserves?
Our keynote speaker, Fia Fasbinder, can deliver keynote presentations for your organization designed to facilitate communication in the workplace, increase sales conversions and jumpstart careers. When you book a keynote with Fia, you can be sure her sense of humor and business sense will make for an unforgettable experience. Attendees will come away with practical tips for becoming a more effective communicator that will serve them over the course of their careers.
The camera doesn’t miss much. Navigating on-camera work is a unique dynamic, but our proven techniques and strategies will ensure you don’t go viral for the wrong reasons. Developed in conjunction with active and former newscasters, The Moxie Institute teaches a foundational framework that gives on-air talent the poise and preparedness to succeed when it’s time for action.
“Thank you for a great day, Fia! The team was really energized and excited to use their new found public speaking tools and tactics. We’re grateful for your insight about performance anxiety and for teaching us that we’re not the “only ones” who get stage fright.”
Stephen Bruno, Vice President of
Global Creative Marketing, Netflix
“Another successful Speaker Training with your participation! Once again you wowed the group! Many thanks!”
Dr. Brian Rosenblatt
Optometric Physician at Rosenblatt Family Eye Care Associates
“I am so thankful for your help. I have received so many compliments on my speech, it felt unbelievable! This would not be possible without your amazing coaching! One of my mentors actually tweeted my presentation! What a huge compliment! Because of you, I now look at speeches in completely new ways. I look for ideas. I search for what perception has been changed after the speech. I notice the storytelling techniques. I even watch great speeches being delivered and, most times, I wish the speakers could have taken your course! This has been one of the best courses I have taken. I look forward to collaborating with you again. Working with you has been a transformative experience.”
Amy Yang, General Manager
at Coca Cola
“I highly recommend Fia Fasbinder and the work she does. The City re-introduced management academies so as to better prepare tomorrow’s leaders of our organization and Fia’s skills are part of our program. Without question, her assistance on presentation skills is a MUST HAVE.”
Scott Chadwick, Chief Operating Officer
at City of San Diego
“Senior level network engineers and their leaders had a blast during Fia’s Presentation Skills Workshop. They practiced things often forgotten in the age of presentations driven by PowerPoint. They learned the art of preparation and relaxation, vocalizing from the diaphragm, and effective articulation. They learned and laughed at the same time. I too was preparing for a public speech in front of a large audience, and Fia’s workshop was most timely. I utilized all the skills practiced during the presentation and knocked it out of the park!”
Carol Stone, Sr. Leadership Development Consultant
“Fia is an outstanding speaker coach. She worked with me on my recent TEDx talk, and I learned a huge amount. I have given hundreds of presentations in both academic and business venues, and was surprised at how much more there was to learn. She gave me a new understanding of how to engage the audience even more. Fia is also a joy to work with. She is friendly and supportive, and always put me right at ease. I can’t say enough.”
Marian Bartlett, Research Scientist
“The speech went fantastic! Deloitte was happy, and I had several people come talk to me afterward about how much they connected to it. I truly appreciate all of your creativity and quick thinking. It was a pleasure to work with you all!”
Google Fiber, Curriculum
“Moxie, you’re amazing and we are so thankful for your team’s time and talent helping us prepare. Our speakers are so prepared, poised and polished for our conference…and we are so thankful. In fact, our CMO’s sessions are so AMAZING that his sessions are literally overflowing with people sitting in the aisle! Thanks to your coaching. We can’t thank you enough!”
Vice President Advisor Experience, Cetera Financial Group, Inc.