C-suite leaders are frequently called upon to speak – to present financial information to board members, inspire senior leaders to implement new initiatives, deliver bad news to employees, or share organizational best practices as keynote speakers and panel participants. Irrespective of the high stakes situation, for executives and senior leaders to generate the results they seek from their presentations, they must navigate through real (and at times, self-imposed) barriers to communication success. Led by Alexia Vernon, a seasoned executive speaking coach with a unique ability to create safe spaces for senior leaders to develop their authentic speaking style and amplify their verbal and non-verbal speaking skills, in this experiential workshop, participants will be up on their feet solidifying their high-stakes executive presentation skills. They will refine their core message(s), heighten their presence and speaking delivery, and receive real-time, behavior-based coaching and feedback that they can implement whenever they are tasked to speak.
Value to Participants
By the end of this workshop, Vistage members will cultivate the mindset and corresponding tools to play nicely with the feelings that emerge when giving high stakes presentations. Through hands-on practice and real-time, behavior-based coaching and feedback, they will possess a clear understanding of their executive speaking style and learn how to leverage it when speaking to fellow leaders, board members, executives, colleagues, and other stakeholders. Plus, participants will explore proven strategies to increase their persuasiveness and move audience members to take positive action on their ideas.
Branded a “Moxie Maven” by President Obama’s White House Office of Public Engagement for her unique and effective approach to women’s leadership, Alexia Vernon is a sought-after keynote speaker – and speaking/leadership coach and trainer – to executives, entrepreneurs, media personalities, and change-makers who want to develop unshakeable speaking presence, create game-changing presentations, move people to take action on their ideas, and position themselves as trusted thought leaders. Alexia is the author of the book, Step into Your Moxie: Amplify Your Voice, Visibility, and Influence in the World. Hailed by the Midwest Book Review as “Exceptional” and “Unreservedly Recommended,” Step into Your Moxie is a timely, refreshingly playful guide to communicating with candor, clarity, compassion, and ease when you speak. Alexia launched her public speaking career at nineteen when she won the Miss Junior America competition, and for twelve years she has supported thousands of leaders through her face-to-face and online speaker coaching programs and Step into Your Moxie® women’s leadership initiative. Prior to launching her own consulting business, Alexia Vernon Empowerment, LLC, Alexia was the executive producer and director of the New York City Student Shakespeare Festival. She applies her rich experiences designing experiential curriculum and leading professional development training to her programs on public speaking, executive presence, negotiation, high-stakes conversations, and facilitation skills. Alexia has delivered transformational keynotes and corporate training for Fortune 500 companies, college campuses, professional associations, the United Nations, and she is a TEDxWomen speaker. Alexia has been featured by dozens of media outlets including CNN, NBC, ABC, CBS, Forbes.com, Inc.com, European Business Review, and Women’s Health Magazine.