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What to Do About Smartphones During a Presentation

May 2018|Other, Uncategorized|

By Joey Asher Category: Other “When I’m leading a meeting, I find that people spend a lot of time typing emails. What is your strategy for dealing with the iPhone problem?” “When I’m leading a conference call, I know that there are people listening in who aren’t paying attention. They’re surfing the internet, writing memos, making their own phone calls. Are there tricks for making people pay closer attention?” “People look at their laptop and iPads during my presentations. Is [...]


Keys to Listening

April 2018|Other|

By Joey Asher Category: Other Yogi Berra said, “You can see a lot by just looking.” Similarly, you can hear a lot by just listening. If there is one skill that will make you better at almost everything, it’s listening. Want to build a better relationship with a client or colleague? Listen. Want to be a better husband or wife? Listen. Here are four keys to better listening skills. Be Genuinely Interested I was seated at a luncheon recently across [...]


The Power of Speaking without Notes

March 2018|Practice|

By Joey Asher Category: Practice Former UN Ambassador and Atlanta Mayor Andrew Young once told me a story about how he learned the importance of speaking without notes. As a minister in his early 20s, he always preached from a prepared text.  But as he was getting ready to preach to a church in Beachton Georgia, a deacon at the church, seeing the notes, pulled Minister Young aside. “The primitive Baptists come to worship with us,” the deacon explained. “And [...]

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