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.

Why Communication Workshops are the Best Way to Spend Your Training Budget

In today’s forward-thinking business climate, you may be surprised to learn that the most under-developed and understated skills are, in fact, effective, interpersonal communication skills. And with everyone and their sister going live on social media videos, the gap between those maximizing communication soft skills and those hiding in the [...]

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Advice From a Speaker Coach: Does Imagining Your Audience Naked Work?

“Imagine your audience nude.” Any public speaking coach worth their salt will refrain from giving this age-old advice. In fact, we may never know why some people still think the antidote for fear of public speaking is imagining their audience naked. Many people attribute this advice and practice to Winston Churchill, who was, [...]

Don’t Just Give a Speech—Tell a Story

As public speaking coaches, we will share an important presentation and business tip with you (hint: This is how to level up.) Every single pitch is a story—whether you are trying to convince someone to consider a new belief, to invest in your product, or even that your ideas are worthwhile--there’s always an [...]

How to Command the Room: A Public Speaking Coach Spills the Secrets

As a public speaking coach, I’ve been told that I have presidential speaking skills. What does this mean? And have you ever wondered what makes presidents historically remarkable speakers? Why do they orate a cut above the rest of us? We know that presidents are masters of inspiration. One look [...]

How Gratitude Can Elevate Your Speech- and Your Life

Silent gratitude isn't much use to anyone. G.B. Stern “Gratitude” may feel like an overused word at this time of year, but it can also be a very practical tool to elevate your public speaking training. As we ease into this season of gentleness, it may feel surprising how [...]

Can A Public Speaking Coach Help You Bring Broadway to the Boardroom?

Practice Makes Performance. The best keynotes and TED Talks we’ve seen have been as entertaining and “sticky” as some of our favorite movies. Same for you? That’s because the most successful presenters and leaders understand that if you want to connect and convert your audience, you need to get them excited. For some [...]

Beyond Power Posing – Presentation Skills Training with Presence

“Becoming present is not just about knowing and affirming your story—it’s also about how you narrate your story. Telling yourself what matters to you is one thing, but equally important is taking control of how you tell your story—to yourself and to others.” — Amy Cuddy, Presence Anyone who has attended a presentation skills [...]

Death, Taxes, and How to Kill Your Next Presentation

Tax season is here and tax day is upon us. Taxes are basically mind numbing, immense amounts of data that must be interpreted correctly in order to reap the benefits.  Misinterpretation or simply ignoring the data leads to fines, penalties and all sorts of painful punishment. Why are we talking about taxes?  [...]

The MOXiE’s New Website. Your Destination for Confidence Onstage

Enhance Your Vision With Our VISUAL DESIGNERS Imagery and visual cues play a vital role in making presentations memorable and ideas tangible. Planned properly, images will seamlessly support the pace of your delivery and importance of your ideas. The Moxie Institute leans on a team of superb designers and storytellers to weave color, symbolism, [...]

Avoid These Rookie Speaking Mistakes and Present Like a Pro

You may have heard of an abundance or a growth mindset. You may have even adopted some tactics of business leaders with strong mindsets, such as exercising or working with coaches. But what mindsets combat the fears associated with performances in front of an audience? Similarly to speakers, athletes must bring their ‘A’ game to very public arenas. Track-and-field star Allyson [...]