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Newsletter – Persuasive Post: Professional Communication Skills Tips & Tricks2019-09-21T18:44:21-05:00
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 [...]

Jun2018

The Most Beautiful Words in Any Presentation are “For Example”

June 2018|Content|

By Joey Asher Category: Content One way to determine whether you’re a good speaker is to see how many times you use the words “For example” in your presentations. If you use those words a lot, then chances are that you’re telling lots of stories when you speak. And if you’re telling lots of stories, chances are that you’re giving a very good presentation. The words “For example” are magical in their ability to produce a nice relevant story. Recently [...]

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 [...]

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