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The Power of Deliberate Practice

As humans, we’re better together. An ancient proverb puts it this way: “As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.” Today there’s no better way to stay sharp than a small-group masterclass. This post is the last of a three-part series. In the first, we saw why masterclasses can be so effective for [...]

Two Strategies To Maximize Your Moxie Masterclass Experience

As humans, we’re better together. An ancient proverb puts it this way: “As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.” Today there’s no better way to stay sharp than a small-group speaker coaching masterclass. In the first post in this series, you saw why masterclasses can be so effective for growth. Today we’d [...]

Introducing the Speak With MOXiE Masterclass

As humans, we’re better together. An ancient proverb puts it this way: “As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.” Today there’s no better way to stay sharp than a small-group masterclass. In the first post of a three-part series, we’re looking at why the MOXiE masterclass has what your presentations need. In [...]

The TED Heads: Featuring Fia and Gregg Fasbinder with Brandon Steppe at David’s Harp Foundation

MOXiE Talk: Give Your Words the Chance to Change The World Presidents and neuroscientists give them. They have been watched more than a billion times, live and online, all across the globe. They are not merely presentations — They are an inspiration. They are ideas that influence more ideas. They are catalysts and they [...]

3 Must-Have PowerPoint Tips From the Top TED Talks

Humans are visual creatures. MIT Neuroscientists have found that the brain can recognize images seen for as little as 13 milliseconds. In fact, web pages with images draw 94 percent more views than text-only sites. How can a speaker take advantage of this powerful way that the brain operates? That's why visual social media performs the best and TED Talk [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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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 [...]

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It’s Time You Learned to Speak With MOXiE

Shakespeare got it right when he said that all the world’s a stage. The trick to that stage is learning to command it. This (totally free) e-book shows you how.