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Be Nice: A Strategy for Business Development and Life

By Joey Asher Category: Content I received a lesson in business development and lifestyle improvement once in New Hampshire, where I was consulting with a large flooring company. I was about to have breakfast with Jim, a VP and legendary flooring salesman for over 30 years. Walking to our table, Jim stopped to chat with [...]

Be Nice: A Strategy for Business Development and Life2020-09-22T20:45:14-05:00

How to Give a Great Webinar

By Joey Asher Category: Content Leo Tolstoy began his masterpiece “Anna Karenina” with the sentence “All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” Here’s my twist on that great opening line: “All lousy webinars are alike; each good webinar is good by following a few principles.” Lousy webinars are [...]

How to Give a Great Webinar2020-09-22T20:45:15-05:00

“Three Q” Method Creates A Simple Presentation that Audiences Will Love!

By Joey Asher Category: Q&A Most presentations are complicated messes.  Listeners wonder “What are the key points?”, “Why should I care?”, “Why is this so complicated?” and “Do we have to look at that many slides?” Complicated presentations are so unnecessary. There is a fast approach to creating simple presentations that connect with the needs [...]

“Three Q” Method Creates A Simple Presentation that Audiences Will Love!2020-09-22T20:45:16-05:00

Topics to Avoid if You Don’t Want to Be a Bore

By Joey Asher Category: Content Remember how fascinated you were the last time someone told you a detailed plot of their favorite movie? Didn’t think so. Detailing a movie plot is just one of “Seven Topics to Avoid if You Don’t Want to Risk Being a Bore” according to Gretchen Rubin, an author, lawyer, and [...]

Topics to Avoid if You Don’t Want to Be a Bore2020-09-22T20:45:18-05:00

Best Way to Use a Quote? Don’t Put it on Your Slide: Just Say It!

Category: Content A client recently sent over a deck of slides for a big presentation on leadership. The first slide was a quote from Jack Welch, the former GE Chairman. “My main job was developing talent. I was a gardener providing water and other nourishment to our top 750 people. Of course, I had to pull [...]

Best Way to Use a Quote? Don’t Put it on Your Slide: Just Say It!2020-09-22T20:45:18-05:00

How to Thank People at the Beginning of Your Speech

Several years ago, one of our coaches attended a speech by the president of a major industry association. This industry bigwig was speaking about the state of his business. After being introduced, he spent the first five minutes of his 20 minute speech thanking people for inviting him. That’s a quarter of his speech! And [...]

How to Thank People at the Beginning of Your Speech2020-09-22T20:45:18-05:00

How to Inject Humor in Your Presentations

CLICK HERE to listen/view the recorded webinar “Drive Home Your Message with Simple Language”. How to Inject Humor in Your Presentations By: Joey Asher Category: Content Several years ago, an accountant came into my office for help with a speech.   His voice was so soft that I had trouble hearing him.  He also never [...]

How to Inject Humor in Your Presentations2021-06-01T12:23:28-05:00

When Can I Start my Speech with a Joke? Rarely

“I like to break the ice with a joke.” We hear that all the time.  But how does a joke break the ice? Usually jokes thicken the ice because they are neither funny, nor relevant.  Sometimes the joke is offensive, turning off substantial portions of the audience before the presentation begins. We have a pretty [...]

When Can I Start my Speech with a Joke? Rarely2020-09-22T20:45:18-05:00

Are You a Better Speaker than a Fifth Grader?

Joey Asher President of Speechworks, a selling and communication skills coaching company in Atlanta. He has worked with hundreds of business people helping them learn how to communicate in a way that connects with clients. His new book 15 Minutes Including Q&A: a Plan to Save the World from Lousy Presentations” is available [...]

Are You a Better Speaker than a Fifth Grader?2020-09-22T20:45:18-05:00

Want to Network Effectively at Holiday Parties? Listen for “Conversational Icebergs”

With the holiday party season upon us, it's time to polish up the networking skills. At your next cocktail function, try listening for "conversational icebergs." When schmoozing, many people will hint at something they are passionate about. It may be a casual mention of a fishing trip. It might be a suggestion of a [...]

Want to Network Effectively at Holiday Parties? Listen for “Conversational Icebergs”2020-09-22T20:45:18-05:00
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