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Help Us Celebrate

We need your help to celebrate turning 30! We’ve just launched our new website, as well as our revamped newsletter, and a fresh look for all of our social media channels. If you’ll take just a brief second to help us spread the word, we’ll give you a chance to win a FREE WORKSHOP REGISTRATION (valued [...]

Help Us Celebrate2020-09-22T20:45:15-05:00

It Takes Desire to Become a Great Speaker

Question: How many psychologists does it take to change a light bulb? Answer: Just one. But the light bulb has to want to change. That’s what we tell people when they ask if they can really improve their communication skills. Of course you can improve. But, like the light bulb, only if you want [...]

It Takes Desire to Become a Great Speaker2020-09-22T20:45:17-05:00

Six Rules for Successful Team Presentations

Category: Other One of the things that many owners say when they’re interviewing design and construction teams is  “We’re looking for the best team.” So the question is: how can you come across as a great team during a 30-45 minute presentation? In watching hundreds of these shortlist interviews over the past few decades, we’ve [...]

Six Rules for Successful Team Presentations2020-09-22T20:45:17-05:00

Template for a Parent’s Bar/Bat Mitzvah Speech

I’m headed to Vermont in a couple of weeks to attend my 13-year-old cousin’s bat mitzvah, the traditional service marking a Jewish child’s passage into adulthood.  A highlight of many bat/bar mitzvah services is the short blessing or speech from the parents.   The best of these speeches are touching and often a little funny. [...]

Template for a Parent’s Bar/Bat Mitzvah Speech2020-09-22T20:45:17-05:00

What Does it Take to Become a Great Speaker? Desire!

Question: How many psychologists does it take to change a light bulb? Answer: Just one. But the light bulb has to want to change. That’s what we tell people when they ask if they can really improve their communication skills. Of course you can improve. But, like the light bulb, only if you want to. [...]

What Does it Take to Become a Great Speaker? Desire!2020-09-22T20:45:17-05:00

If You’re Looking For a Classy Insult, Try These

Category: Other ‘Tis the Season for good cheer and goodwill.  So if you’re going to deliver an insult, make it classy and witty. There are plenty of websites (many of them quite raunchy so be careful), dedicated to insults.  Here is a list of clever, clean, and witty insults. "He has all the virtues [...]

If You’re Looking For a Classy Insult, Try These2020-09-22T20:45:19-05:00

What Listeners Have to Be Thankful for This Holiday Season

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 Listeners Have to Be Thankful for This Holiday Season2020-09-22T20:45:21-05:00

Keys to Engaging Conference Calls

“When I’m leading a conference call, I know that there are people reading their email, working on memos and not paying attention. Are there any tricks to making people paying pay closer attention?” We get that question a lot. Here's our answer. Yes. There is a trick to making people pay more attention. You need [...]

Keys to Engaging Conference Calls2020-09-22T20:45:21-05:00

The History of the Motivational Speech

Category: Other To our mind, there’s nothing much more motivational than John Belushi’s (aka Bluto Blutarski) famous speech at the end of the movie “Animal House” when he is trying to motivate his sad sack fraternity brothers. "Over? Did you say over? NOTHING is over until WE decide it is! Was it over when [...]

The History of the Motivational Speech2020-09-22T20:45:21-05:00
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