The Speaker Workout

A 4-Week Virtual Improv Intensive

October 7 - October 28, 2021

Are you ready to be a speaker who positively transforms lives?

Someone with magnetic stage and screen presence?

Do you crave the confidence and skills to unapologetically speak up for yourself (and the ideas and issues that matter most to you) in presentations, interviews, and high-stakes conversations?

If you answered YES to one or more of the questions above, let’s buff up your speaking muscles together in The Speaker Workout.

Whether you are a coach, consultant, or service-based business owner eager to use virtual and live speaking to start or scale a thriving, impactful business.

Or, you are an established online entrepreneur or corporate leader who is ready to go pro with your speaking to expand your influence and advance your thought leadership.

My hunch is that you may feel confused, or even be downright paralyzed, by thoughts like:

  • I’m too new to my business (or junior in my industry) to be speaking.
  • So many people already talk about my subject matter, what could I possibly contribute?
  • I lack the confidence (or follow-through) to put myself out there to speak.
  • What events and groups would book a speaker like me - especially right now?
  • We’re in the middle of a pandemic. I should probably just grow my email list, create an online course, and Marie Kondo my sock drawer before I make speaking a priority.

Does any of the above sound familiar?

I want you to know...

You don’t wait UNTIL you feel brave to start speaking. You cultivate bravery through the process of buffing up your speaking muscles.

Imagine if you possessed the confidence to…

  • Book prestigious speaking gigs and corporate consulting opportunities
  • Leverage your speaking platform to book high-profile media segments
  • Become a go-to thought leader in your industry
  • Use speaking to sell-out your coaching and training programs
  • Create a waiting list of dream private and corporate clients who are ready to work with you

This would be pretty fab, right?
 
For over a decade, I’ve shown thousands of coaches, consultants, and experts how to “step into their moxie” so that they can use speaking to advance their careers, businesses, and make heaps of positive impact for their audiences and clients.

Let me show you how in The Speaker Workout.

In my four-week, super hands-on, virtual speaking intensive, you’ll be up on your feet and engaging in fun and effective improv exercises that empower you to find your authentic speaking voice and style.

By the end of our month together, you will be able to:

  • See (and really be seen) by a live or virtual audience
  • Present your ideas with clarity, commitment, and charisma
  • Fill a room with your presence
  • Harness your natural speaking style to move people to take action on your ideas
  • Use your emotions to connect vulnerably with an audience
  • Access your full voice and strengthen your vocal variety
  • Recognize your speaker’s intuition—and recover from “performance hiccups” with ease and grace
  • Tell powerful stories to inspire, shift mindset and behavior, and facilitate transformation
  • Respond authentically to an audience’s ideas, energy, and feedback
  • Use humor to elicit laughter and catalyze aha moments
  • Banish the fear of failure—once and for all!

The Speaker Workout Schedule

(Each Thursday we will gather on Zoom from 8:45 am - 9:45 am pacific.)

Every week, during our LIVE, virtual video sessions, you will develop the speaking muscles that allow you to speak with confidence, clarity, and call people to take action on your ideas.

You will dive into individual, small group, and full group improv activities that catalyze massive shifts in your identity as a speaker and in your speaking performance.

And you will leave the intensive with the confidence to book more virtual and live speaking engagements so you can bring your full self to the gigs and interviews you book!

October 7, 2021

Week 1: Presence and Power

Speaking presence is a mindset and a set of behaviors. And during our inaugural week, you will develop them. You’ll get comfortable (through occasionally being a little uncomfortable) as you practice taking up space with your voice and your body, speak unapologetically, and make big (dreamy!) asks for yourself and of your audiences.

October 14, 2021

Week 2: Point of View

Whether you are looking to bring more of your personality into your speaking and/or you want to speak about social justice issues in your business but you’re not quite sure how to do it, during our second session you’ll demystify your “secret sauce” and explore how to infuse your communication with it. Practice speaking to delight, to disrupt, and to deliver your unique, necessary insights.

October 21, 2021

Week 3: Humor

In our third session, discover proven structures for injecting humor into presentations and training. From how to start strong with a comedic bit to how to use self-deprecation to connect with your people without diminishing yourself, you’ll practice using narrative and physical comedy without ever feeling like you are forcing yourself to be funny.

October 28, 2021

Week 4: Storytelling

In our final improv session, practice telling stories that foster credibility, likeability, and trust and create aha moments for clients and audiences. Explore, on your feet, how stories move people to take action and identify compelling, go-to stories to use in your speaking, coaching, and training.

Because this is experiential, improv-based speaker training, you will want to attend each session live. However, if you have to miss a session, there will be a video recording available to review prior to the next session.

About Your Host, Alexia Vernon

Branded a “Moxie Maven” by President Obama’s White House Office of Public Engagement for my unique and effective approach to women’s empowerment, I am a highly-regarded public speaking and business coach, author of the book, Step into Your Moxie, and founder of the renowned Step into Your Moxie® speaking and communication development platform.

For over a decade, I have excelled at showing entrepreneurs, business leaders, media personalities, and change makers how to use speaking and live events to spread their big ideas, positively impact people’s lives, grow their businesses, and advance their thought leadership.
 
Through my online training, live events, The Spotlight Speaker Accelerator coaching program, and my premier masterminds, I have supported thousands of speakers to get comfortable with visibility, create game-changing speaking content, and win lucrative, high-profile speaking opportunities.
 
I have also delivered my own transformational keynotes and corporate training for numerous Fortune 500 companies, professional associations, and industry events. I’ve spoken at the United Nations during the Commission on the Status of Women, and I am a TEDxWomen speaker.
 
My public speaking career began, rather unexpectedly, at age 19 when I won the Miss Junior America competition. I used my new platform to launch a nonprofit girls' leadership organization in my community, and I spent the rest of my college years speaking in front of audiences and teaching a generation of young women just behind me how to own their voices and speak with moxie.

I DON’T, however, want to suggest I was an overnight success. It took me almost a decade to figure out the business of speaking – how to consistently book quality speaking gigs, earn my worth, and translate my speaking into business revenue and opportunities.

What I now know is that while there were some things I didn’t know how to do as a speaker and entrepreneur, what I really lacked was confidence in my voice, my message, and my speaking style.

I’ve Been Featured By

Praise for Alexa

My clients refer to me as a “speaking whisperer,” a “masterful teacher,” and even “a life changer.” But don’t just take it from me. Here’s what they say about me - in their own words.

“Alexia is a master at bringing together an incredible group of women, pulling out their best, and helping them shape their speaking style. I was floored at the transformation she facilitated in one weekend and highly recommend her work.”

- Natalie Lussier

Founder, AmbitionAlly and
Keynote Speaker

“You will NEVER find a better mentor or coach than Alexia. She is a rare find. My confidence as a speaker has gone from zilch to..."Hey, I can really do this, AND do it well."

- Chris Darling

Mental Health Advocate
and TEDx Speaker

“With Alexia's help, my speaking evolved into that of a woman who is vulnerable, yet articulate and inspirational. I use my Moxie skills to lead workshops with entire school communities, speak at national conferences, inspire others to articulate their individual core values, and make a difference.”

- Sandi Herrera

CEO, Got Core Values
and TEDx Speaker

“Since working with Alexia I have been a beacon of hope for other sex violence survivors, seen an increase in my life-coaching business, and even secured a top speaking agent.”

- Toshia Shaw

Founder, Purple W.I.N.G.S. and Keynote/TEDx Speaker

“Working with Lex is an adventure and a gift I would highly recommend you give yourself!”

- Kathy Kortes-Miller

Professor, Speaker and Author

“Working with Alexia Vernon, attending her retreats, and using the techniques she shares in her courses have been game-changing for me. The leaps and bounds that my speaking has taken in the past year are truly astonishing.”

- Gabriela Pereira

Author, Keynote and TEDx Speaker, and Founder of DIY MFA

“Not only did Lex help me craft and deliver passionate, purposeful and persuasive presentations, but her ability to give me honest and constructive feedback has transformed my life for the better. ”

- Clancy Harrison

Author, Speaker, Registered Dietician, and Food Justice Advocate

“Working with Alexia, I got clear on my story and message to the world, spoke at a global changemaker event at the World Bank, landed not one but TWO TEDx talks (and..um.. was voted favorite speaker at one of them!), and I am now invited to speak at major events all over the world.”

- Varelie Croes

CEO, The Liv Group
and TEDx Speaker

“I’ve got one word for Alexia. “Masterful.” More than any other experience for my professional or personal growth, working with Alexia has blown me away from start to finish.”

- Marcie Mauro

Mindset Expert, Speaker
and Intuitive

Through The Speaker Workout, you will buff up your inner and outer speaking and performance muscles to be a powerhouse speaker - on stage, over video, and during important business and personal conversations.

You will get comfortable with visibility.

Heighten your creativity.

And discover how to share your “secret sauce” with your audiences and clients.

Your authentic way.

Also, I want you to know, this is not one of those online events where you will be lectured to.

It’s just you, me, and a couple dozen fellow speakers, trainers, and coaches. Up on our feet… doing the work!

NO IMPROV EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED.

So, show up to our weekly Zoom sessions in your comfy clothes.

With an open mind.

And an even more open heart.

Ready to learn, play, and step into the fullest expression of your speaking moxie.

The Speaker Workout Investment

1 payment of $197

Alexia, your virtual improv workshop was AMAZING!

I've always been intrigued by improv and, as a corporate leader, I’ve used "business improv" exercises in many of my meetings and training for staff. However, in 2019, I trained to become a life and leadership coach. Working online and primarily 1:1, I hadn't given improv much thought again until… your workshop.
 
It helped me see HOW this all comes together for me as a leadership coach! Your debriefs after each exercise really helped us capture insights and takeaways. The arc of exercises was perfectly designed to take us on a journey. And I am sooooo looking forward to learning more (from you) and building improv into my practice!

- Heather Hall

Leadership Coach, Spiritual Director, and Storyteller


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