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It Takes Personal Courage to Give A Great Speech

By Joey Asher Category: Nerves I had an English professor in college who said, "If you write a really great story, you're screwed." He meant that the best storytellers have the courage to open up their personal lives and tell the truth about themselves, even if the truth is embarrassing. Similarly, if you want to give [...]

It Takes Personal Courage to Give A Great Speech2020-09-22T20:45:10-05:00

To Deal with Your Fear of Public Speaking, Focus on Helping the Audience

To Deal with Your Fear of Public Speaking, Focus on Helping the Audience By Joey Asher Category: Nerves There are many good tactics for beating the fear of public speaking. Extensive rehearsal helps the most. Physical exertion can reduce the adrenaline-driven jitters. Comedian Billy Crystal once said that he did push-ups to deal with [...]

To Deal with Your Fear of Public Speaking, Focus on Helping the Audience2020-10-28T16:26:15-05:00

Public Speaking Tips from my Dog Balou

CLICK HERE to listen/view the recorded webinar “How to Use Humor in Your Presentations" Public Speaking Tips from My Dog Balou By Joey Asher Category: Content, Eye Contact, Facial Energy My dog Balou was a 60-pound, black-lab mix that we adopted at a PetSmart rescue day 15 years ago. He passed away last week [...]

Public Speaking Tips from my Dog Balou2021-07-01T07:54:27-05:00

Lies We Tell Ourselves that Hold Us Back as Public Speakers

CLICK HERE to listen/view the recorded webin Lies We Tell Ourselves that Hold Us Back as Public Speakers By Joey Asher Category: Content Are you a lousy speaker? It might be because you believe one of the following lies. Lie # 1: My topic is dull. When I was a newspaper reporter, we had a saying: [...]

Lies We Tell Ourselves that Hold Us Back as Public Speakers2021-09-24T08:50:40-05:00

Learning from Your Dentist: The Keys to Delivering Bad News

Learning from Your Dentist: The Keys to Delivering Bad News By Joey Asher Category: Practice, Other, Nerves Many of us have to deliver unwanted messages. For example, my dentist recently told me that some of my old fillings were deteriorating and needed to be replaced. “They’ve served you well for many years,” she told me. [...]

Learning from Your Dentist: The Keys to Delivering Bad News2021-02-25T13:16:50-05:00

Overcoming Brain Freeze: Speaking With Confidence for Non-Native Speakers

Nancy Vason Nancy has been coaching executives at Speechworks for ten years. She teaches Business Communication in the Georgia Tech MBA program. During her former career with Bellsouth, she was a sales skills instructor and wrote speeches for C-level executives. She has also worked as a performance consultant, developing training programs to improve [...]

Overcoming Brain Freeze: Speaking With Confidence for Non-Native Speakers2020-09-22T20:45:21-05:00

What I Learned from Vomiting and Fainting in Front of My Class

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 [...]

What I Learned from Vomiting and Fainting in Front of My Class2020-09-22T20:45:21-05:00

Public Speaking Tip from John Updike

“A healthy male adult bore consumes each year one and a half times his own weight in other people’s patience.” Those are the words of John Updike, the Pulitzer Prize winning author who passed in 2009. Of course, he wasn’t talking about public speaking. But it’s certainly a good thought to keep in mind as [...]

Public Speaking Tip from John Updike2020-09-22T20:45:22-05:00

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
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