Holiday Networking Lesson in Personal Connection from Jimmy Carter

Holiday Networking Lesson in Personal Connection from Jimmy Carter By Joey Asher Category: Tips from Celebrities With the holiday networking season upon us, I'm reminded of a lesson I learned from Jimmy Carter on how to connect with people.  As a cub reporter 26 years ago at The Times in Gainesville, Ga., I had the [...]

Holiday Networking Lesson in Personal Connection from Jimmy Carter2021-01-05T12:21:57-05:00

What Listeners Have to Be Thankful for This Holiday Season

By Joey Asher Category: Content As we enter November, it’s the season of gratitude. And so, I’d like to take this chance, on behalf of listeners everywhere, to give thanks to great presenters. Thank for you for taking a position rather than simply presenting both sides of the issue and making me decide.  As a listener, [...]

What Listeners Have to Be Thankful for This Holiday Season2020-09-22T20:45:06-05:00

How to Present to a Tyrant

By Joey Asher Category: Practice And you think you have a tough boss? Consider the poor Amazon engineer that gave a presentation to CEO Jeff Bezos only to have him say, “Why are you wasting my life?” Bezos is notoriously difficult in meetings, according to “The Everything Store, Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon,” [...]

How to Present to a Tyrant2020-09-22T20:45:08-05:00

Public Speaking Wisdom from Yogi Berra

Public Speaking Wisdom from Yogi Berra By Joey Asher Category: Tips from Celebrities The late, great Yankees catcher, Yogi Berra, coined a sage bit of public speaking wisdom when he said, "I don't want to make the wrong mistake." What does this have to do with public speaking? The best speakers often make small mistakes because [...]

Public Speaking Wisdom from Yogi Berra2021-01-05T12:23:46-05:00

Spotlight on Our Coaches: Kim Cunningham

Spotlight on Our Coaches: Kim Cunningham By Joey Asher Category: Other Speechworks coach Kim Cunningham understands the importance of speaking with credibility. For years, people relied on her weather forecasts to plan their days. And when she was in the Air Force, pilots relied on her to help plan their combat missions. “Getting the forecast [...]

Spotlight on Our Coaches: Kim Cunningham2020-12-08T11:46:04-05:00

If You Want to Persuade, Less is More

Category: Content You’re speaking to the board of directors, trying to win approval for a large capital improvement. Do you give them a detailed analysis of the reasons to approve the project? Or do you hit them with a few key messages supporting your position? You have a better chance of winning their approval if [...]

If You Want to Persuade, Less is More2020-09-22T20:45:10-05:00

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 the truth is embarrassing. Similarly, if you want to give [...]

It Takes Personal Courage to Give A Great Speech2020-09-22T20:45:10-05:00

Spotlight on our Coaches – JD Clockadale

Spotlight on Our Coaches: JD Clockadale By Joey Asher Category: Other It's hard to put Speechworks coach JD Clockadale into a box. He is a Georgia Tech educated engineer, athlete, a nationally recognized sales trainer, and an author. Oh, and don't forget he's one of the founders of the City of Brookhaven. But one thing [...]

Spotlight on our Coaches – JD Clockadale2020-12-08T11:46:39-05:00

Lies We Tell Ourselves that Hold Us Back as Public Speakers

CLICK HERE to listen/view the recorded webin Lies We Tell Ourselves that Hold Us Back as Public Speakers By Joey Asher Category: Content Are you a lousy speaker? It might be because you believe one of the following lies. Lie # 1: My topic is dull. When I was a newspaper reporter, we had a saying: [...]

Lies We Tell Ourselves that Hold Us Back as Public Speakers2021-09-24T08:50:40-05:00

Spotlight on Our Coaches – Kene Iloenyosi

Spotlight on Our Coaches: Kene Iloenyosi By Joey Asher Category: Other The first things people typically notice about Kene are his impeccable fashion sense and his interesting accent (in that order). Originally from Nigeria, Kene also lived in Zambia prior to moving to the United States. The diversity of his personal and professional experiences enables [...]

Spotlight on Our Coaches – Kene Iloenyosi2020-12-08T11:47:25-05:00
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