OVER 3,500 STUDENTS! Latest - Course updated March 2015
Imagine how freeing it would feel to speak - confidently, calmly, charmingly - in any situation. In this introductory course, I get you started with the basics: releasing your fear, shifting your mindset, and building skills to practice in everyday situations.
Why? Because every great relationship begins with hello. Do not wait until you have an important introduction to get comfortable speaking with new people. The truth is you can start practicing RIGHT NOW. The result? More ease and confidence... and FUN.
Hi. I'm Alexa Fischer.
I've spent much of life speaking on stage and through the camera lens as a professional actress. You might have seen me on American television shows like NCIS, CSI, Numb3rs, Bones or one of about a million commercials. While I loved acting (and still do!) I wanted to connect with people as myself - not as a character I was playing. Speaking with conviction, overcoming fear, connecting with anyone, ever - these are skills that benefit all of us. So for the last five years, I've been doing just that. I teach CEOs, private clients, online students (over 7300 Udemy students to date!), and huge companies how to connect - through video, sales-making pitches, engaging presentations, and small talk conversations people actually enjoy.
If you dread meeting new people, habitually avoid eye contact and generally tend to hold yourself back, then this course is for you. When you can express yourself more easily, you invite more wonderful people into your life - both personally and professionally.
Here's what's inside the course:
At the risk of overstating things (or making you nervous) first impressions are insanely, incredibly important. They help you make new friends + business connections and can lead to sales + fresh clients. If that first impression doesn't go well? You might be digging yourself out of a bad-first-impression hole for months or years to come.
But that isn't going to happen to you! Because you're smart and likable and you're going to read and implement these six super helpful tips to make a good first impression.
You were born with everything you need to succeed, yet somewhere along the way, life's experiences created blocks in the form of fear, anxiety, nervousness and the like. It's normal and there are plenty of techniques available to you to release these inhibitions once and for all. Here is one exercise to get you started right away.
A lingering gaze can turn an innocent morning routine into a hailstorm of doubt. Be aware when using your mirror...your state of mind depends on it!
No one likes a braggart or show-off, so how much confidence is too much?
Nervousness is completely natural. The real question is, "What to do with it when it arises?"
Giving our attention to others costs nothing yet enriches everything. Taking advantage of this investment is as easy as opening your eyes!
Want to know a person's thermostat for success? One simple gesture tells it all. Here's a little lesson that reaps big rewards.
While you may fancy that you are a brilliant multi-tasker, if your attention is scattered all over the place, how can you really connect with anyone?
You never know when you will be asked to step into the spotlight. No need to wait for a big event, you can practice right now!
This is a great basis to start from. if you are ready to take your skills to the next level, check out my extensive course Speak Up - Learn to Communicate with Confidence
Here's a tip to make even the lamest networking event into a rewarding and engaging experience.
We have become a culture of chronic mumblers.
If you're interested in being heard, you better take your mouth to the gym!
While you may begin the evening looking like Fred Astaire or Ginger Rogers, the trick is to head home looking just as good!
Alexa Fischer uses the skills she learned at The Yale School of Drama and on countless primetime television shows to help people speak with confidence and calm in any situation. Versatile and useful, her methods can be applied to boardroom pitches, public speaking, promotional videos, even cocktail small talk. Alexa is honored to have worked with Fortune 500 companies like Trader Joe’s and SONY and smaller, philanthropic organizations like the Step up Women’s Network and Dress for Success. She works with clients in group workshops, through online classes, and one-on-one, helping each person polish their speaking and presentation skills while tapping into their own greatness.
Stay connected and get free weekly video tips and inspiration at her website!