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Learning from Your Dentist: The Keys to Delivering Bad News

CLICK HERE to listen/view the recorded webinar “How to Have a Tough Conversation at Work” 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 [...]

Learning from Your Dentist: The Keys to Delivering Bad News2021-02-26T13:11:48-05:00

The Entrepreneur’s Secret: Why a Perfect Pitch isn’t Just About Ideas

The Entrepreneur's Secret: Why a Perfect Pitch isn't Just About Ideas. 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 Entrepreneur’s Secret: Why a Perfect Pitch isn’t Just About Ideas2020-12-07T14:50:45-05:00

Public Speaking Lessons from My Dog Trainer

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 [...]

Public Speaking Lessons from My Dog Trainer2020-09-22T20:45:03-05:00

The Value of Rehearsing Out Loud

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 [...]

The Value of Rehearsing Out Loud2020-12-07T14:58:32-05:00

The Power of Speaking without Notes

By Joey Asher Category: Practice Former UN Ambassador and Atlanta Mayor Andrew Young once told me a story about how he learned the importance of speaking without notes. As a minister in his early 20s, he always preached from a prepared text.  But as he was getting ready to preach to a church in Beachton [...]

The Power of Speaking without Notes2020-09-22T20:45:04-05:00

Lessons in Persuasion from a Fishing Guide

Lessons in Persuasion from a Fishing Guide By Joey Asher Category: Content, Practice I drove to the Great Smokey Mountains near Townsend, TN recently to fly fish for trout. And I caught more than my fair share – 14 gorgeous rainbows. But who’s counting? Spending time with my guide -- a terrific, pony-tailed fisherman [...]

Lessons in Persuasion from a Fishing Guide2020-12-08T12:02:28-05:00

How Does the 80-20 Rule Apply to Presentations?

How Does the 80-20 Rule Apply to Presentations? By Joey Asher Category: Content, Practice In the late 1800s, Italian economist Vilfredo Pareto observed that 20 percent of the peapods in his garden yielded 80 percent of the peas. He also noted that 80 percent of the land in Italy was owned by 20 percent [...]

How Does the 80-20 Rule Apply to Presentations?2020-12-08T12:00:56-05:00

Speak Like an Introvert

Speak Like an Introvert By Joey Asher Category: Content, Practice There’s an interesting book out called “Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking.” In the book, author Susan Cain explains how today’s world overvalues extroverts and undervalues introverts. And certainly extroverts get lots of credit for being natural speakers. [...]

Speak Like an Introvert2020-12-08T12:05:25-05:00

How to Present to a Tyrant

By Joey Asher Category: Practice And you think you have a tough boss? Consider the poor Amazon engineer that gave a presentation to CEO Jeff Bezos only to have him say, “Why are you wasting my life?” Bezos is notoriously difficult in meetings, according to “The Everything Store, Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon,” [...]

How to Present to a Tyrant2020-09-22T20:45:08-05:00

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
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