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Aug2019

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

August 2019|Nerves, Practice|

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 young entrepreneur had to pitch his startup idea in just two minutes before a 850-strong audience at the Fox Theater in Atlanta, Lehman came fully equipped with the drive and discipline to put his best [...]

Jul2019

Got Nerves? How to De-Stress and Power Through that Presentation!

July 2019|Nerves|

By: Julie Lindsay, Speechworks Category: Nerves Welcome to the Speechworks newsletter! This month we’re focusing on nerves, a topic that’s close the heart of most public speakers. Nerves can get your heart pounding and your voice shaking. Nerves can make you sweat or make you short of breath. They can make your skin flush and upset your stomach. Public speaking anxiety, also known as glossophobia, can induce all these symptoms and more. It’s one of the most common social [...]

Jun2019

How Training “Millennials” Benefits the Entire Workforce: An Interview with Talent Development Expert Travis Dommert

June 2019|Other, Uncategorized|

By: Julie Lindsay, Speechworks Category: Other An estimated 10,000 baby boomers leave the workforce every day. Current projections show millennials will make up 75% of the workforce by 2025. It’s a sea change that Travis Dommert navigates every day in his role as Senior Vice President of Jackson Healthcare – the 3rd largest healthcare staffing company in the United States. “It’s dramatic,” says Dommert. “We are concerned with the amount of insight and knowledge and skill that leaves us when [...]

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