Support Your Data by Telling the Story Behind the Numbers

By Joey Asher Category: Content Everyone that uses data knows how easy it is to twist numbers to reach a biased conclusion. So how can you make people believe your data? How about telling the story of how your data was compiled? Here is an excerpt from a presentation by a client that wanted to [...]

Support Your Data by Telling the Story Behind the Numbers2019-09-21T18:44:29-05:00

How Can a New College Grad be Successful? Rehearse Your Presentations

Category: Content, Practice Let’s say that you’re a recent college grad. And you could ask Warren Buffet, the billionaire business guru, what is the single most important skill for business success. Here’s what he’d say: communication skills. And let’s say that you were to ask us here at Speechworks what is the single thing [...]

How Can a New College Grad be Successful? Rehearse Your Presentations2019-09-21T18:44:29-05:00

Simplify Your Data-Driven Message with Three Key Points

Category: Content Data-driven messages can be complex. They can ramble through spreadsheets. Worse, they can fail to make points. But you can eliminate these issues by focusing your message on three key points. Picking three things to focus on isn’t hard. Just ask yourself, “What are the three things that my listeners must remember?” [...]

Simplify Your Data-Driven Message with Three Key Points2019-09-21T18:44:29-05:00

Be a Model: The Non-Speaker’s Role in Team Presentations

By Joey Asher Category: Content We frequently work with professionals who present in teams. Many ask “What should I do while I’m not speaking?” The answer is simple: be a model! In other words, during the time when you’re not speaking, your job is to model what you want the audience to do. That means [...]

Be a Model: The Non-Speaker’s Role in Team Presentations2019-09-21T18:44:29-05:00

Be Nice: A Strategy for Business Development and Life

By Joey Asher Category: Content I received a lesson in business development and lifestyle improvement once in New Hampshire, where I was consulting with a large flooring company. I was about to have breakfast with Jim, a VP and legendary flooring salesman for over 30 years. Walking to our table, Jim stopped to chat with [...]

Be Nice: A Strategy for Business Development and Life2019-09-21T18:44:30-05:00

How to Give a Great Webinar

By Joey Asher Category: Content Leo Tolstoy began his masterpiece “Anna Karenina” with the sentence “All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” Here’s my twist on that great opening line: “All lousy webinars are alike; each good webinar is good by following a few principles.” Lousy webinars are [...]

How to Give a Great Webinar2019-09-21T18:44:30-05:00

What Would the Gettysburg Address Look Like in PowerPoint?

“Hi. I’m Abe Lincoln. My first slide lays out a timeline for our nation. As you can see reading from left to right, it really all started four score and seven years ago. . . .” Of course that wouldn’t have done at all. But if there is any doubt that there is a growing [...]

What Would the Gettysburg Address Look Like in PowerPoint?2019-09-21T18:44:30-05:00

The Perils of Saying “Great Question!”

By Joey Asher Category: Q&A One of our coaches was at a restaurant recently and when the first person at the table gave his order, the waiter said, “Very nice choice.” In fact, the waiter said, “very nice” or “good choice” to everyone at the table…except our coach! “I ordered the fish,” the coach said. [...]

The Perils of Saying “Great Question!”2019-09-21T18:44:30-05:00

Should You Memorize Your Entire Presentation?

By Joey Asher Category: Nerves We are asked this question a lot. And, the answer is no. But, you should practice your presentation so much that you can say it almost the same way every time. That’s not the same as memorization. Let us explain. If you just memorize your presentation, then you’re going to deliver [...]

Should You Memorize Your Entire Presentation?2019-09-21T18:44:31-05:00

Six Rules for Successful Team Presentations

Category: Other One of the things that many owners say when they’re interviewing design and construction teams is  “We’re looking for the best team.” So the question is: how can you come across as a great team during a 30-45 minute presentation? In watching hundreds of these shortlist interviews over the past few decades, we’ve [...]

Six Rules for Successful Team Presentations2019-09-21T18:44:31-05:00
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