Episode 128: From Page to Stage — Interview with Alexia Vernon

by Gabriela Pereira
published in Podcast

Hey there word nerds!

Today I have the pleasure of introducing you to someone who has been instrumental in helping me up my speaking game. Whether you’ve been hearing me speak on this podcast or have seen me speak on stage, this person has had a tremendous impact in helping me become the speaker that I am.

This person is Alexia Vernon.

Alexia has been branded a “Moxie Maven” by the White House Office of Public Engagement because of her unique and effective approach to developing female leaders, for a decade she has been a go-to speaking coach to CEOs, New York Times bestselling authors, media personalities, and scores of visionary entrepreneurs and change-makers who are ready to go from best-kept secrets to hotshot, transformational speakers.  

Her unique background as a former Miss Junior America, public speaker, professor, actor, dancer, TEDx organizer, and corporate trainer has enabled Alexia to speak on stages such as the United Nations during the Commission on the Status of Women, INBOUND, and the Association of Talent Development (ATD). She has appeared on major media outlets like CNN, NBC, Inc., and Women’s Health Magazine.

Her clients have spoken on stages like the World Domination Summit, Transformational Leadership Council, Entrepreneurs’ Organization, Off the Charts Live, and at TEDx’s around the world, not to mention scoring some amazing media coverage in publications like The New York Times, TIME, and Vanity Fair, and networks like OWN and Good Morning America.

In this episode Alexia and I discuss:

  • The importance of public speaking for authors
  • Finding your voice as a speaker
  • How speaking can help you hone your ideas

Plus, her #1 tip for writers.

About Alexia Vernon

Branded a “Moxie Maven” by the White House Office of Public Engagement for her unique and effective approach to developing female leaders, for a decade she has been a go-to speaking coach to CEOs, New York Times bestselling authors, media personalities, and scores of visionary entrepreneurs and change-makers who are ready to go from best-kept secrets to hotshot, transformational speakers.

Her unique background as a former Miss Junior America, public speaker, professor, actor, dancer, TEDx organizer, and corporate trainer has enabled Alexia to speak on stages such as the United Nations during the Commission on the Status of Women, INBOUND, and the Association of Talent Development (ATD). She has appeared on major media outlets like CNN, NBC, Inc., and Women’s Health Magazine.

Her clients have spoken on stages like the World Domination Summit, Transformational Leadership Council, Entrepreneurs’ Organization, Off the Charts Live, and at TEDx’s around the world, not to mention scoring some amazing media coverage in publications like The New York Times, TIME, and Vanity Fair, and networks like OWN and Good Morning America.

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Contest Applications

To apply for the contest and a chance to be my guest at Alexia’s Spotlight MasterTreat (April 28-30) and receive the Your Spotlight Talk course, send me your answers to the following questions.

  • What is your message?
  • Why are you the person uniquely poised to deliver this message?
  • How will doing the Spotlight MasterTreat and Your Spotlight Talk program help you get this message out into the world?

Email your answers to these three questions to gabriela[at]DIYMFA[dot]com. Make sure your answers are in the body of the email and include “Your Spotlight Talk Contest” in the subject line. Deadline is Monday, January 9, 2017 at 12 noon Eastern. And make sure you register for the webinar. You MUST be present to win!

*Note: The Spotlight MasterTreat is a women’s retreat. However, men can definitely attend the webinar and take the Your Spotlight Talk online course.

DIY MFA is a proud affiliate for Your Spotlight Talk and Alexia’s Spotlight MasterTreat.


Click here to REGISTER for the webinar.


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Link to Episode 128

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Until next week, keep writing and keep being awesome!

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