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Keys to Speaking About Data from The Home Depot’s CFO

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 [...]

Keys to Speaking About Data from The Home Depot’s CFO2020-09-22T20:45:19-05:00

To Win a Pitch, Show How Much You Care

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 [...]

To Win a Pitch, Show How Much You Care2020-09-22T20:45:22-05:00

Use Non-Comic “Shticks” to Help You Think on Your Feet and Seat

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 [...]

Use Non-Comic “Shticks” to Help You Think on Your Feet and Seat2020-09-22T20:45:22-05:00

Can Your Pitch Pass the $300,000 Challenge?

Let's imagine that someone drops a satchel filled with $300,000 cash in front of you. He tells you that you will get the money under one condition. "After your presentation is done, I'm going to grab three members of your audience," he says. "And I'm going to ask them to restate your key messages. If [...]

Can Your Pitch Pass the $300,000 Challenge?2020-09-22T20:45:22-05:00

What Can We Learn From Great Eulogies?

“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 [...]

What Can We Learn From Great Eulogies?2020-09-22T20:45:22-05:00

Drive Home the Point of Your Story at the End

By Joey Asher Category: Content One of the biggest mistakes that speakers make in telling stories is not driving home the point to the listener at the end. One of our coaches was working recently with a college student who was preparing for a round of job interviews. He had a nice story about how [...]

Drive Home the Point of Your Story at the End2020-09-22T20:45:22-05:00

Motivate Change by Scripting Critical Moves

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 [...]

Motivate Change by Scripting Critical Moves2020-09-22T20:45:23-05:00

If You Want a Message to Penetrate, Repeat Two or Three Catchphrases

If you want to make sure that your message gets through to an audience, consider taking a lesson from the great marketers. They settle on a catchphrase and repeat it over and over, hoping to penetrate the public’s mind. Many great speakers do the same thing. One of the great recent advertising campaigns is from [...]

If You Want a Message to Penetrate, Repeat Two or Three Catchphrases2020-09-22T20:45:23-05:00

How to Keep Your Brain from Freezing When You Give a Speech

George Jessel said, “The human brain starts working the moment you are born and never stops until you stand up to speak in public.” Indeed, the beginning of the presentation is the point when you’re most nervous. To deal with those initial nerves, we tell our clients to practice that part of the presentation more [...]

How to Keep Your Brain from Freezing When You Give a Speech2020-09-22T20:45:23-05:00

In a Pitch, Nobody Cares About Your Resume!

Please repeat these words: “No one cares about my resume!” That’s our new mantra for people who are putting together presentations to win business or a job. If you’ve made it to the short list to pitch, you’re most likely already qualified. Your resume got you to the short list. But now it’s irrelevant. Recently we [...]

In a Pitch, Nobody Cares About Your Resume!2020-09-22T20:45:23-05:00
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