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Public Speaking Tip from a Fortune Cookie

Public Speaking 4.0. Connecting with Audiences in the Post-Covid Era By Joey Asher Category: Tips from Celebrities "A smile will gain you ten more years of life." Those are the words from a fortune cookie one of our coaches received after eating at her favorite Chinese restaurant.  We can’t speak to whether a smile [...]

Public Speaking Tip from a Fortune Cookie2021-01-05T12:19:52-05:00

Public Speaking Advice from James Brown

Public Speaking Advice from James Brown By Joey Asher Category: Tips from Celebrities "Hair is the first thing. And teeth is the second. Hair and teeth. A man got those two things, he's got it all." Those are the words of the Godfather of Soul, the recently departed James Brown. And while he probably wasn’t [...]

Public Speaking Advice from James Brown2021-01-05T12:21:23-05:00

Holiday Networking Lesson in Personal Connection from Jimmy Carter

Holiday Networking Lesson in Personal Connection from Jimmy Carter By Joey Asher Category: Tips from Celebrities With the holiday networking season upon us, I'm reminded of a lesson I learned from Jimmy Carter on how to connect with people.  As a cub reporter 26 years ago at The Times in Gainesville, Ga., I had the [...]

Holiday Networking Lesson in Personal Connection from Jimmy Carter2021-01-05T12:21:57-05:00

Public Speaking Tip from Socrates

Public Speaking Tip from Socrates By Joey Asher Category: Tips from Celebrities "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is a habit." Those are the words of Socrates. And he certainly could have been speaking about what it takes to be a great public speaker. Excellence comes from practice. But you have to know [...]

Public Speaking Tip from Socrates2021-01-05T12:22:40-05:00

Public Speaking Tip from Bruce Lee

Public Speaking  Tip from Bruce Lee By Joey Asher Category: Tips from Celebrities "Simplicity is the key to brilliance." Those are the words of martial arts legend Bruce Lee. While he may not have been speaking about public speaking, he certainly could have been. Great speakers focus on doing just a few things well: keeping the [...]

Public Speaking Tip from Bruce Lee2021-01-05T12:23:09-05:00

Public Speaking Wisdom from Yogi Berra

Public Speaking Wisdom from Yogi Berra By Joey Asher Category: Tips from Celebrities The late, great Yankees catcher, Yogi Berra, coined a sage bit of public speaking wisdom when he said, "I don't want to make the wrong mistake." What does this have to do with public speaking? The best speakers often make small mistakes because [...]

Public Speaking Wisdom from Yogi Berra2021-01-05T12:23:46-05:00

The Public Speaking Value of Gray Hair, According to CNN’s Anderson Cooper

The Public Speaking Value of Gray Hair, According to Anderson Cooper By Joey Asher Category: Tips from Celebrities If you're thinking of dying your gray hair, don't do it if you're a man, says the famously gray-headed anchor Anderson Cooper. “In the TV news business, gray equals gravitas,” writes Cooper in a funny column posted to [...]

The Public Speaking Value of Gray Hair, According to CNN’s Anderson Cooper2021-01-05T12:25:56-05:00

Public Speaking Tip from John McEnroe

Public Speaking Tip from John McEnroe By Joey Asher Category: Tips from Celebrities “What is the single most important quality in a tennis champion? I would have to say desire, staying in there and winning matches when you are not playing that well.” That's a quote from John McEnroe, former Wimbledon champion and tennis [...]

Public Speaking Tip from John McEnroe2021-01-05T12:26:24-05:00

Public Speaking Advice from Michael Phelps

Category: Celebrity Speaking Tip “If you want to be the best, you have to do things that other people aren't willing to do.” How do you become the most decorated Olympian in history? You do things no one else is willing to do. For Michael Phelps, that includes: • Being in the water by [...]

Public Speaking Advice from Michael Phelps2020-09-22T20:45:13-05:00

Public Speaking Advice from JFK

Category: Tips from Celebrities “Public speaking is the art of diluting a two-minute idea with a two-hour vocabulary.” With political conventions still fresh on everyone’s minds, John Fitzgerald Kennedy certainly stands out as a great speaker, including his 1960 acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention in L.A. And his observation above underscores a mistake [...]

Public Speaking Advice from JFK2020-09-22T20:45:13-05:00
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