About Fia and Gregg 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.

Public Speaking Training 101: How to Overcome Stage Fright

"According to most studies, people's number one fear is public speaking," comedian Jerry Seinfeld mused. "Number two is death. Death is number two. This means to the average person, if you go to a funeral, you're better off in the casket than doing the eulogy." Not even the professionals get off easy when it [...]

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Got Moxie? All About the “It Factor”

It’s like the wind, knocked out of you. Atrophy permeates your ever muscle, vision tunnels inward—especially under the spotlights. And speaking? Forget it! You’re too worried about breathing. They say a fear public speaking is the most common phobia. But speaking isn’t so much the fear; failing to speak is. You forget your lines. Your [...]

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Public Speaking Training 101: How to eXcite Your Audience

Now, through our public speaking training 101 series, you’ve written your speech, varied your voice, and mastered your breath, so let’s talk about the rest of your physicality. So…how do you “X”cite your audience? Believe it or not, you’ll be using the same techniques that actors use. You can bring show business to your [...]

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You Don’t Have to Memorize Every Speech. Here’s When You Should Use a Teleprompter App

Stage fright attacks even the best of us. Standing in front of thousands of people, it is easy to succumb to the biological factors that zap our memory and rob us of confidence. The anticipation of being on stage makes almost everyone with a heartbeat nervous. In fact 75% of the US population has [...]

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Public Speaking Training 101: Breathe Deeply to Speak Powerfully

Industry leaders, great speakers, influencers, those with public speaking training—some people just do things differently—whether it's innovating, performing, planning, or breathing. Yes, we do literally mean breathing. Did you know that the difference between being viewed as powerful or timid lies in your breath? In fact, in our decades of experience in public speaking [...]

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Public Speaking Training 101: Mastering Your Voice, Your Guide to Vocal Perfection

“M,” for “Move your mouth.” Doesn’t Everyone Move Their Mouth When They Speak? Yes, of course, usually—just not enough for clear, efficacious communication. Move Your Mouth is the most hilariously obvious advice I give all my clients who take my public speaking training. MOVE YOUR MOUTH! I love this advice because it is such [...]

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Public Speaking Training 101: Content and Preparation Before Your Speech

When a crowd is staring blankly at you, how will you engage them? We’ve learned that the biggest challenge for any public speaker is connecting with the people in the room. which is why the best speakers make their presentations feel like a conversation with the audience. Gaining this kind of engagement takes practice [...]

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Speak From the Heart

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, it’s a great time to recall the most heart-filled speeches we’ve experienced in our lives. These speeches can be, quite literally, the pivotal moments that change our future. In fact, almost every important moment in life begins with a speech or a passionate verbal interaction. Valentine's Day is [...]

Avoid a PR Disaster and Go Positively Viral with Media Training

Tiger Woods. Janet Jackson. Roseanne Barr. Big Tobacco. Facebook. H & M. BP during the oil spill. Burger King. Would they agree that “There’s no such thing as bad publicity?” Who can forget the biggest PR blunders of the decade? That is not the way you want to go down in infamy. With news [...]

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Why Start with Why?

Mahatma Gandhi said, “My life is my message.” The ability to transform an audience by introducing new thoughts, ideas, and concepts is an incredible gift! In fact, it’s the entire basis of the world-changing TED talk movement. But…where do you start? How do you discover the message of your talk? Before they experience a [...]

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