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Meet the Magnificent Joyce Aimee

Let me introduce you to Joyce Aimee. To glance at her is to fall in love with the human spirit to create, reinvent, perform, and delight. In her nineties, she decided to take on television after a life in the performing arts - singing in cabarets, running a talent...

Awkward on Camera? How to Overcome Your Habits

Awkward on Camera? How to Overcome Your Habits

Years ago as an actress filming a shampoo commercial, the director yelled, “Cut!” and then he said to me: “Alexa, can you please stop licking your lips?” Embarrassed, I became suddenly super self-conscious of how I hold my mouth on camera. (And all I could think about...

The Benefits of Healthy Boundaries

The Benefits of Healthy Boundaries

Years ago, I worked with a freelancer who set the most perfect ground rules at the beginning of our relationship: Don’t call - instead, email me, I prefer email. If you email after this time, I won’t respond until that time. And we won’t discuss work on the weekends -...

Toothbrush Love – The Daily Ritual That Changes Everything

Toothbrush Love – The Daily Ritual That Changes Everything

A friend of mine named Lisa Greenfield once gave me amazing advice. She said that all human beings long to feel recognized and acknowledged - for when we’ve done a good job, but typically we walk around without receiving the acknowledgment and recognition that we...

The Secret to Using Cue Cards on Camera

The Secret to Using Cue Cards on Camera

I’m a trained actress, and I feel pretty comfortable talking on camera - but people often ask me if I use cue cards or scripts. Is it necessary, to make quality video content, to have your words mapped out perfectly? Well, no - and following a script can hinder...

Next Time Someone Asks “What do you do?” Answer Like This!

Next Time Someone Asks “What do you do?” Answer Like This!

“What do you do?” is a question you hear all the time - but how do you quickly introduce yourself without sounding too boring or vague, or perhaps worse, too detailed and specific? Here’s my tip to answer this question in the easiest, most engaging way possible:...

3 Strategies to Nail Your Video Interview

3 Strategies to Nail Your Video Interview

Companies everywhere are realizing the value of doing things virtually to save time, money, and energy, and the interview process is no different. If you’ve got a Skype or Zoom interview coming up, chances are they’re seriously considering you for the job -...

What’s so Golden about The Golden Rule?

What’s so Golden about The Golden Rule?

The golden rule is a rule of conduct and a way of being. “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” In other words, behave the way you want others to behave.  And it works because you’re in alignment with your values, of course - but it also transforms the...

The Secret Power of Beginner’s Mind

The Secret Power of Beginner’s Mind

The experience of “beginning” anything new can be so intimidating - we all want to look good, so we love doing things that we’re good at.  As soon as you start doing something you’re not good at (yet!), and you’re vulnerable to being judged, it’s a whole different...

Why Great Leaders Are Great Listeners

Why Great Leaders Are Great Listeners

As a theater major in college at Northwestern University many years ago, I got the gig of playing a hostile pregnant woman for medical students. They would come in and try to deal with me, and then I would critique them on their bedside manner. I did this with great...

Alexa Fischer

Meet Alexa Fischer

Wishbeads founder Alexa Fischer is an actress, teacher, author, and speaker whose work helps people go after their dreams, build their confidence, and break free from fear. It’s time to ignite your light.

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