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Sep2018

It Takes Personal Courage to Give A Great Speech

September 2018|Nerves|

By Joey Asher Category: Nerves I had an English professor in college who said, “If you write a really great story, you’re screwed.” He meant that the best storytellers have the courage to open up their personal lives and tell the truth about themselves, even if the truth is embarrassing. Similarly, if you want to give a great speech, tell a revealing story about yourself. All you need is the truth and the willingness to overcome your fear. Several years [...]

Jul2018

The Value of Rehearsing Out Loud

July 2018|Nerves, Practice|

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 now. He is also the author three previous books including “How to Win a Pitch: The Five Fundamentals That Will Distinguish You from the [...]

Jul2018

Can You “Answer that Question” in One Sentence?

July 2018|Q&A|

By Joey Asher Category: Q&A On the classic game show “Name that Tune”, contestants would compete to name a popular song in as few a notes a possible.  We’d like to see a business world version of that game called “Answer that Question.” In this game, contestants must answer the question in as few sentences as possible. In general, shorter answers are better than longer ones.  Shorter answers are easier to understand, help the audience faster, and inspire confidence. We [...]

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