184: Overcome Your Fear of Visibility and Public Speaking with Lex Vernon and Miriam Schulman

with host artist Miriam Schulman

It’s been estimated that over 75% of the population experiences anxiety around public speaking. A fear of looking foolish, forgetting your words, or lack of experience are just a few of the reasons why the fear of speaking, or glossophobia, is a crowd favorite. 

Alexia Vernon, Founder and President of Step into Your Moxie, dubbed the Moxie Maven by President Obama’s White House, shares expert tactics to help you crush it the next time you are asked to speak, whether it’s live or in a virtual setting. 

“The greatest gift we can give ourselves is to slow down” 

-Alexia Vernon 

In this podcast, you will discover…

Key Insights and Tactics Every Artist Needs for Public Speaking:  

  • How Alexia combines theater, speaking, and coaching  
  • The most important question you’ll ever ask yourself 
  • Courageous tips to slow down and deliver your message with intention 
  • The key to delivering clear calls to action that move people 
  • How you can Step into Your Moxie 

Alexia’s Tip for Moving People Towards Awareness: 

  1. Get your audience to identify with the outcome you help them visualize 
  2. Communicate your offer so they know it’s needed to achieve their outcome 

Alexia describes what it means to Step into Your Moxie as, “the process of developing the mindset and the skill set to be able to walk into any room, into any conversation, onto any live or virtual stage and, unapologetically, speak up for yourself for the ideas and issues that matter most to you, and to call people to take action.” 

Links Mentioned

You can Step into Your Moxie at Alexia’s Live Event coming in April 2022, or you can check out her book, Step Into Your Moxie on Amazon. 

Miriam’s Free Guide: The Artist Profit Plan  

Connect with Lex Vernon or just say hello! 


About Alexia

Dubbed a “Moxie Maven” by President Obama’s White House Office of Public Engagement for her unique and effective approach to high-stakes communication and leadership development, Alexia Vernon is a sought-after keynote speaker and communication and thought leadership coach, advisor, and fractional Chief Communications Officer.

Alexia has supported thousands of leaders, coaches, and speakers through her Step into Your Moxie® keynotes, corporate offerings, online training, live events, and mastermind programs. She is also the creator of the first-of-its-kind Step into Your Moxie® Certification – which prepares business leaders (and the coaches and trainers who develop them) to speak up for the ideas and issues that matter to them as they show their employees and clients to do the same.

Since winning the Miss Junior America competition, Alexia has delivered public speaking, corporate communication, and leadership programs for Fortune 500 companies, nonprofits, government and educational institutions, professional associations, the United Nations, and she is a TEDxWomen speaker. Alexia has contributed to media such as CNN, NBC, ABC, CBS, Entrepreneur.com, Forbes.com, Inc.com, European Business Review, and Women’s Health Magazine.

Alexia is the author of multiple books including the award-winning Step into Your Moxie: Amplify Your Voice, Visibility, and Influence in the World (New World Library and Penguin Random House Audio). She is also the creator of the popular LinkedIn Learning course, Communicating to Drive People to Take Action, and the host of the Moxielicious® podcast.
LI – https://www.linkedin.com/company/step-into-your-moxie
IG – https://www.instagram.com/alexiavernon/
FB – https://www.facebook.com/AlexiaVernonEmpowerment

About the host, Miriam Schulman

In case we haven’t met yet, I’m an artist and founder of The Inspiration Place, where I help other artists learn how to profit from their passion. Through online classes, business coaching programs, and a top-ranked podcast, I’ve helped thousands of artists around the world develop their skill sets and create more time and freedom to do what they love. My signature coaching program, The Artist Incubator, helps artists go from so-so sales to sold-out collections.

After witnessing 9/11, I abandoned a lucrative hedge fund job to work on my art full time. Since then, my art and story have been featured in major publications including Forbes, What Women Create, The New York Times, Art of Man, Art Journaling magazine as well as featured on NBC’s “Parenthood” and the Amazon series “Hunters” with Al Pacino. Check out my best-selling book with HarperCollins Leadership, Artpreneur, how to make money from your creativity, wherever books are sold. When I’m not in the studio, I split my time between New York City and a farmhouse in the country. I’d love to invite you to check out one of my free resources for art lovers (of every passion level) at schulmanart.com/freebies

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I’m Miriam Schulman, your curator of inspiration.

I inspire art-lovers to reconnect with their creativity and profit from their art. Whether you paint simply for the joy of it or you’re serious about selling your work, and you’re ready to stop putting yourself on the back burner...You're in the right place. I've done it and I can inspire YOU how to do it too.

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