CLICK HERE to listen to the audio podcast. How to Deal with Rude Interruptions. Surprise Speaking Advice from America’s Founding Father. By: Julie Lindsay, Speechworks Category: Other You’re giving a presentation and someone on the front row emits a loud, copious yawn. Another listener alternates loud nose blowing with a hacking cough, while yet [...]
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By: Julie Lindsay, Speechworks Category: Practice It’s all about the shoes. That’s Charlie Lehman’s secret ingredient for stepping into success with his startup company Convex Minds. Lehman, a former U.S. Navy officer, is familiar with pulling himself up by the bootstraps. So, when the young entrepreneur had to pitch his startup idea in just [...]
By: Julie Lindsay, Speechworks Category: Nerves Welcome to the Speechworks newsletter! This month we’re focusing on nerves, a topic that’s close the heart of most public speakers. Nerves can get your heart pounding and your voice shaking. Nerves can make you sweat or make you short of breath. They can make your skin flush [...]
How Training “Millennials” Benefits the Entire Workforce: An Interview with Talent Development Expert Travis Dommert
By: Julie Lindsay, Speechworks Category: Other An estimated 10,000 baby boomers leave the workforce every day. Current projections show millennials will make up 75% of the workforce by 2025. It’s a sea change that Travis Dommert navigates every day in his role as Senior Vice President of Jackson Healthcare – the 3rd largest healthcare staffing [...]
By Joey Asher Category: Practice “You’re the one that wanted a big dog. So if you don’t get him under control, I’m sending him to the farm.” I didn’t’ ask what my wife meant by “the farm.” But she was mad. Balou, our six-year-old lab, had unleashed a shockingly large stream of urine on our [...]
By Joey Asher Category: Nerves Surf the Internet for just a few minutes and you can find some strange prescriptions for overcoming your fear of public speaking. Here is one from Christine Kane, who bills herself as “Mentor to Women Who are Changing the World.” "Perform from the fear. You’ll have to adapt this one [...]
By Joey Asher Category: Q&A In our communication skills workshops, we spend a good bit of time focused on Q&A. In fact, we feel it’s probably the most important element of a presentation. It’s when what really matters to the listeners gets addressed. It’s also the point at which the speaker’s credibility is tested and [...]
By Joey Asher Category: Content, Nerves You’re standing in front 250 people at major industry conference. Your heart is pounding. Your palms are sweating. You’re about to deliver a presentation that you hope will boost your image in the minds of your colleagues and business partners. Your first words are critical. They can put [...]
By Joey Asher Category: Other I’m fascinated by those workouts that you see advertised on TV or the Internet. I recently came across the “Caveman Workout” where you run through the woods in bare feet and eat raw meat. Then, there’s that kickboxing workout called Tae Bo. And I actually borrowed the P90X CDs from [...]
By Joey Asher Category: Body Energy One of the most common questions I get is: “What do I do with my hands?” To which I say: “Forget about your hands. If you’re engaging your audience with a strong message and energy, no one will notice your gestures.” I understand why people [...]