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Jun2018

How Good are You at Spotting Fake Smiles?

June 2018|Facial Energy|

By Joey Asher Category: Facial Energy There’s a great survey available on BBC that measures your ability to know when someone’s smile is genuine. To take it, click here. Hint: The secret is watching the eyes.Here’s the debrief that explains how to tell the difference between a real and a fake smile: Although fake smiles often look very similar to genuine smiles, they are actually slightly different, because they are brought about by different muscles, which are controlled by different [...]

Jun2018

The Speech is Dead. Long Live the Interactive Presentation.

June 2018|Content, Other|

By Joey Asher Category: Content, Other My rabbi gave a nice sermon recently. As I listened, I couldn’t help thinking about how strange it is these days to hear an actual speech. It seems out of place -- in a world of text messages, cat videos on YouTube, and iPhone-addled attention spans -- to hear someone lecture for 30 minutes to silent listeners. There was a time when people attended lectures as a form of entertainment, like going to see [...]

May2018

Public Speaking 3.0. Connecting with Audiences in the Internet-Era

May 2018|Networking|

By Joey Asher Category: Networking The last 50 years in public speaking have been the JFK/Ronald Reagan era. The next 50 will be the YouTube/Talk Radio /iPhone era. Indeed, to be a great speaker today, you must learn to connect with listeners who have been conditioned by the modern media. Ancient Greeks to YouTube The Ancient Greeks gave us Public speaking 1.0: public speaking as grand oratory. Indeed, for centuries audiences weren’t conditioned by television and were happy to listen [...]

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