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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 [...]

May2019

Public Speaking Lessons from My Dog Trainer

May 2019|Practice|

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 dining room drapes. Desperate, I hired “Sit Means Sit” dog trainers out of Douglasville. Not only did they get Balou in line, but they had [...]

May2019

“The Beverly Hillbillies Cure” for Your Fear of Public Speaking

May 2019|Nerves|

By Joey Asher Category: Nerves Surf the Internet for just a few minutes and you can find some strange prescriptions for overcoming your fear of public speaking.  Here is one from Christine Kane, who bills herself as “Mentor to Women Who are Changing the World.” "Perform from the fear. You’ll have to adapt this one to work for your own situation. Some nights I don’t have the strong confident thing going. Maybe I’m tired. Maybe I’m irreversibly scared. So, I’ll [...]

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