The Blog

Articles + videos to help you get inspired

Speaking Under The Influence

“Frank! I loooooved your presentation last week. I mean (hic) I’m not sure I would have opened with that (hic) dorky pun and I don’t really know if that tie was the (hic) best choice but, you know, you do you, Frank. I mean, you’ve got the boss in your pocket so it doesn’t really (hic, hic) matter, amirite? Have you seen the waiter? I’ve been standing here with an empty glass FOR FIVE MINUTES.”

No. Nononono. We’ve all seen this, right? The normally well-manner, sweet co worker who gets nervous at events has a few too many cocktails to calm their nerves. Then, all of a sudden, regrettable things are said, un-take-back-able things happen, and everyone’s avoiding eye contact on Monday morning.

So many of us are intimidated by new social situations, networking, public speaking – I get it! But treating that anxiety with alchohol or half a Xanax isn’t a sustainable solution and – more importantly – it  dulls your shine. You are really and truly better than that.

In the comments below, tell me what tools you use to work through nerves – tools that don’t involve a twist of a lime and a shot of Jameson.

Want my Public Speaking 101 class for FREE? Sign up here!

P.S. I also have a free eBook on making a great First Impression! Check it out!

P.S. Make sure you follow me on Twitter for more great updates like this!

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.


How Swimming at Dawn Helped Me Overcome My Fear

How Swimming at Dawn Helped Me Overcome My Fear

Well, 2020 was quite a year, but it wasn't all bad! One of the profound gifts I received was the invitation to join a small group of friends who began swimming in the ocean at dawn. Now, despite the fact that I've lived less than a mile from the beach for two decades,...

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 -...

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This