How Training “Millennials” Benefits the Entire Workforce: An Interview with Talent Development Expert Travis Dommert

How Training “Millennials” Benefits the Entire Workforce: An Interview with Talent Development Expert Travis Dommert By: Julie Lindsay, Speechworks Category: Other An estimated 10,000 baby boomers leave the workforce every day. Current projections show millennials will make up 75% of the workforce by 2025. It’s a sea change that Travis Dommert navigates every day [...]

How Training “Millennials” Benefits the Entire Workforce: An Interview with Talent Development Expert Travis Dommert2020-12-07T15:03:33-05:00

Public Speaking Lessons from My Dog Trainer

By Joey Asher Category: Practice “You’re the one that wanted a big dog.  So if you don’t get him under control, I’m sending him to the farm.”  I didn’t’ ask what my wife meant by “the farm.” But she was mad.  Balou, our six-year-old lab, had unleashed a shockingly large stream of urine on our [...]

Public Speaking Lessons from My Dog Trainer2020-09-22T20:45:03-05:00

“The Beverly Hillbillies Cure” for Your Fear of Public Speaking

”The Beverly Hillbillies Cure” for Your Fear of Public Speaking By Joey Asher, Speechworks Category: Nerves Surf the Internet for just a few minutes and you can find some strange prescriptions for overcoming your fear of public speaking.  Here is one from Christine Kane, who bills herself as “Mentor to Women Who are Changing [...]

“The Beverly Hillbillies Cure” for Your Fear of Public Speaking2020-12-08T10:41:50-05:00

FAQs About Q&A

FAQs About Q&A By Joey Asher Category: Q&A In our communication skills workshops, we spend a good bit of time focused on Q&A. In fact, we feel it’s probably the most important element of a presentation. It’s when what really matters to the listeners gets addressed. It’s also the point at which the speaker’s credibility [...]

FAQs About Q&A2020-12-08T10:55:35-05:00

Want to Start Your Speech Off Right? Here are a Few Traps to Avoid

Want to Start Your Speech Off Right? Here are a Few Traps to Avoid. By Joey Asher Category: Content, Nerves You’re standing in front 250 people at major industry conference. Your heart is pounding. Your palms are sweating. You’re about to deliver a presentation that you hope will boost your image in the minds [...]

Want to Start Your Speech Off Right? Here are a Few Traps to Avoid2020-12-07T14:53:27-05:00

The Communication Skills Workout: 10 Weeks to a New You!

The Communication Skills Workshop: 10 Weeks to a New You! By Joey Asher Category: Other I’m fascinated by those workouts that you see advertised on TV or the Internet.  I recently came across the “Caveman Workout” where you run through the woods in bare feet and eat raw meat. Then, there’s that kickboxing workout called [...]

The Communication Skills Workout: 10 Weeks to a New You!2020-12-07T15:05:56-05:00

It Takes Personal Courage to Give A Great Speech

It Takes Personal Courage to Give a Great Speech 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 [...]

It Takes Personal Courage to Give A Great Speech2020-12-07T14:57:47-05:00

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

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, [...]

The Most Beautiful Words in Any Presentation are “For Example”2020-09-22T20:45:04-05:00

The Speech is Dead. Long Live the Interactive Presentation

The Speech is Dead. Long Live the Interactive Presentation. 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 [...]

The Speech is Dead. Long Live the Interactive Presentation2020-12-07T15:07:52-05:00

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

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 [...]

Public Speaking 3.0. Connecting with Audiences in the Internet-Era2020-09-22T20:45:04-05:00
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