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

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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