Fia and Gregg Fasbinder

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.

5 Ways to Improve Your Visual Storytelling

How do you get your audience to see your vision? Show them what to look at! Our last post, Don’t Just Give a Speech—Tell a Story, discussed the importance of storytelling for a compelling and memorable speech. Words, the basic units of a story, are important tools, and a picture says a thousand words. [...]

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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 [...]

Who We Are – The Language of Leadership

At Moxie Institute, we elevate speakers! And not just a little bit. We take professionals like YOU to new heights in nearly every type of speaking engagement. From corporate settings to internal stakeholder meetings, sales presentations and boardrooms to... bigger stages…like convention keynotes and TEDx talks. The Moxie Institute specializes in speaker transformation, upskilling [...]

7 Storytelling Structures to Improve Your Presentations (Infographic)

Giving presentations, whether during meetings with co-workers or to potential new clients, can often seem intimidating. But luckily, there are tried and true ways to organize your information so that it is both easy to present and clear to your audience. In his book, The Seven Basic Plots: Why We Tell Stories, Christopher Booker explains how [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]