(Testimonials from clients and attendees below)
Sharí Alexander began her career as an actress. After she received her degree in Theatre, she traveled to London and studied under directors from the Globe Theatre. She then ventured to New York and after living off of Top Ramen, she soon realized that the term “starving actor” was meant to be taken literally.
Since few people outside of the theatrical world knew how exactly to captivate an audience, Sharí discovered her unique ability to combine her theatrical background with a body language techniques, a marketing perspective, and influential communications. This was when she launched her first business, Presenting Matters.
She has shared her secrets of the stage with her clients, which have included: Fortune 100 companies, CEOs, politicians, an NFL player, an Emmy Award® Winning executive, an ESPN announcer, Monster.com, NY Times Bestsellers, and reality TV stars. She was named the 2007 Emerging High Impact Professional Speaker, as well as one of the 2008 Top 40 Under 40.
Sharí has served as the President of the National Speakers Association of Oklahoma and was honored 2 consecutive years with the 2009 and 2010 Member of the Year Award. She has a regular column in SPEAKER Magazine. Her articles on effective presentations and communications have been featured in Presentation Magazine, Training Magazine, Counselor Magazine, and other international publications.
Sharí is now the CEO of the Expert Message Group and continues to work with thought-leaders of all types, helping them get their good ideas in the hands of the people who need them.
Testimonials (more available upon request):
“As one of the top platform arena speakers in the country, I have always been frustrated with my inability to help other people improve their speaking skills. I have referred clients and colleagues to Sharí for coaching and have been tremendously pleased with the results she has produced and the feedback from those she has helped. I would recommend Sharí to anyone who utilized speaking, presentation, or platform skills in any way in their profession.”
Speaker, NYT Bestseller, and President of the Emmy Award Winning Narrative Television Network
“Sharí’s passion for the profession and her experience has made her a best-in-class individual.”
National Account Sales Manager – Pepsi Co.
“Sharí really helped me develop presentation skills that I didn’t even know existed within myself. I had always thought I was “doing ok” and just “got by” when making a presentation or giving a proposal to a group of potential clients, however, she taught me how to be even more effective and how to capture my audience’s attention in such a way that it becomes relevant to them to listen and be engaged. Sharí is a master at developing hidden talents within to propel you to the next level in order to be an effective speaker and make sure that you are asked to come back again and again. Thank you Shari, it was well worth the time, effort and the investment!”
Vice President of Sales – Cox Media Group
“… genuine and fun process that made it an enjoyable way to learn.”
HR Manager – NBA Thunder
“Sharí provided some great information that I can use immediately. She kept my attention and made me laugh (several times!)”
HR Manager, Dell
Observe Connect Influence
Want to learn how undercover agents attain assets? How about
how a conman creates instant rapport? Would you like to know how
criminal attorneys can sway a jury to a verdict?
Sharí has learned these secrets and more from masterful
communicators across a spectrum of industries. She has compiled
the most easy-to-implement techniques into this powerhouse
Sharí Alexander¿¿s research and countless interviews has lead to
this highly unique program. Your audience will walk away with a
deeper understanding of themselves and the people around them.
Sharí Alexander reveals a radical paradigm shift that will forever
change the way your team sees everyday conversations and high
pressure meetings. She unveils the hidden levels of every
conversation. She teaches teams to hone their skills of observation
to practically read the minds of the people around them.
Everyone has these resources available to them, they just don¿¿t
know how to use them … yet.
It isn¿¿t a magic trick. It¿¿s not voodoo. Sharí¿¿s program has been
developed after a decade¿¿s worth of research and training. Learn
what master communicators know in this eye-opening and
Stage Influence: Persuasive Public Speaking
Influencing, motivating, and inspiring groups are critical tasks for any leader. And for many, it is the most nerve wracking part of their position. With every new speech, it feels like you are starting from scratch. You are reinventing the wheel for each presentation. No More! This effective public speaking training program reveals the art and science of public speaking.
Delivering an impressive speech means touching the hearts and minds of your audience members and inspiring them to take action. It doesn’t matter if you are giving the Q2 reports, pitching a product, or delivering the speech of your life. Every effective speech follows the same principles and as the same key elements. Without them, your speech is doomed to fall flat.
In Sharí’s effective public speaking program, Stage Influence, she will share what top platform speakers already know. What seemed like a daunting task – putting together a strong, entertaining, and inspiring speech – will become surprisingly easy and fun.
As a speechwriter for C-level executives, politicians, and internationally known speakers, Sharí is uniquely qualified to teach what it takes to create and deliver a meaningful and magnificent speech.
Sharí dissects each important element of a speech – everything from structure, stories, presentation skills, and she even throws in a few of her favorite linguistic secrets that will have your audience mesmerized.
What They AREN’T Telling You: Body Language Secrets Revealed
Why do some people ooze confidence and intrigue us? Why do other people get lost in the crowd? Why do some people seem to have a magnetic personality? Why are others are off-putting? Is deception really so hard to detect? The secret to discovering the answers to each of those question is in the eye-opening world of body language.
60-75% of what people say is coded in their body language. By learning how to read and interpret body language, you can identify and leverage the subtext of any conversation.
Finally, see what’s not being said!
Body language plays a prominent role in sales, networking, and leadership. Without the knowledge of body language, you will either miss out on golden opportunities or unwittingly damage important relationships.
Learn how to change your own nonverbal communication to get the response and respect you want. Use body language to create strong connections and enhance your relationships.
This engaging program always results in confidence, connection, and a competitive advantage.
Shari Alexander brings her theatrical background, research, and credentials to give your audience a unique learning and entertaining experience. This presentation is highly visual (obviously) as well as experiential. Your team will learn how to become body language sleuths, using their new tools right away!