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Shining Bright is Motivational Speaker ALEXA CARLIN 🌟

Alexa Carlin
Alright you guys! Get ready for some life-changing, inspirational epicness! We are featuring motivational speaker Alexa Carlin! Her speeches are truly inspirational and can help us to realize and remind ourselves that we all have amazing qualities and are truly capable of doing anything! 💪  She is also the founder of the WomenEmpowerExpo, a one-day event "gathering thousands of female entrepreneurs, business leaders, creatives, and professionals who are passionate about making a positive difference in their career, life and community". It takes place in different cities across the US. You can check out if Alexa's Women Empower Expo will be in a city near you here.  

We were beyond excited with the opportunity to interview her! Which we will share with you below...BUT FIRST! Here are a couple of her videos.

Watching Alexa speak for just one minute will make you feel like you can take on the world! 💪

  


Love, love, love that Alexa is all about being unique and embracing your true self! 🎨💕 



Did anyone else get the chills?! 🙋 Get to know Alexa in our mini-interview: 


You
are such an inspiration, what was your inspiration to be a motivational speaker?

Thank you! In high school I was involved in the Student Government and in my freshman year I attended a Districts conference where I saw my first motivational speaker inspire the audience. This talk spurred the idea of using your voice to make a difference in others lives and from there the need to speak in front of an audience and make a positive impact grew. 

What is one thing you want your audience to take away from your presentations?

I want them to walk away with the courage and confidence to be their authentic self. 

We all know that public speaking and presentations can be quite…terrifying! What is the the best tip you can give someone on getting over some anxiety and giving a good speech? 

Giving a great speech doesn't mean that anxiety and fear isn't present. I still get nervous before some talks! What does help is understanding how to overcome that fear with confidence in your message. One of the best pieces of advice I can share to help decrease the level of fear is this: the audience is on your side!! 

Most of the times we are scared to speak in front of a group of people due to fear of judgement or fear we will mess up and the audience will make fun of us or we will feel embarrassed but if you understand that the audience is there to watch you succeed, it makes it less terrifying! Think about it, the audience doesn't want to sit there and watch a bad talk, they want to be entertained so immediately, they are on your side excited for you to inspire and entertain them!

Please tell us about how amazing your Women Empower Expo is! 

The Women Empower Expo is a national event that takes place in select cities around the country with a mission to empower women to connect and collaborate to create a positive change in their own lives, their community, and the world. I started the company last year and since then we have hosted two events (one in Ft. Lauderdale and the other in Washington D.C.) each attracting over 2500 women in attendance! 

We have seen that when women support one another, that's when communities thrive! Our events feature a marketplace of 70+ local and female-run businesses, inspiring speakers, educational workshops, fitness classes, a networking lounge, and live entertainment. Our next event will be at the Fort Lauderdale Convention Center on October 7th.

What is one piece of advice you would give your 18 year old self? 

Focus on one dream at a time and have patience. Trust the journey.

If you didn’t have to sleep, what would you do with the extra time?

Write my book!

What are some small things that make your day better?

My toy poodle Nala, coffee, and my amazing community on Instagram and in My Good Vibe Tribe Facebook group.

What is one thing on your bucketlist?

Be a guest on the Ellen DeGeneres Show.

Which DefineMe Fragrance personality defines you? (Love, gratitude, fearlessness, strength, creative, free-spirit) 

Hm... I like them all! I would have to say Harper. :)

Follow her on Instagram and check out her YouTube for more motivational videos.


Posted on July 20 2017 by Jennifer McKay Newton

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