The Persuasive Value of Three Key Points

By Joey Asher Category: Content Leonardo da Vinci said, "Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication." That idea goes to the persuasive value of keeping your message to three simple points. Simplicity makes people think, “This person has thought this through. He has distilled the message to the essence. I trust him.” With that in mind, early [...]

The Persuasive Value of Three Key Points2019-09-21T18:44:28-05:00

Your Presentation is Too Dang Long

By Joey Asher Category: Content There's a political party in New York called, "The Rent is Too D*** High." I think there should be another party called “Your Presentation is Too Dang Long.” With that in mind, one of the best things you can do to make your presentation more exciting is to shorten it. So what [...]

Your Presentation is Too Dang Long2019-09-21T18:44:28-05:00

Spotlight on Our Coaches: Jan McKenzie

Category: Other Before joining Speechworks as a coach, Jan was a Speechworks client (or, as she puts it, "a raving fan!"). She spent nearly 20 years at The Weather Channel. For 10 of those years, she served as director of their award-winning Learning and Development Department. During her tenure, she implemented training programs to develop [...]

Spotlight on Our Coaches: Jan McKenzie2019-09-21T18:44:28-05:00

How to Make Statistics Sing

Category: Other Many years ago, one of our coaches took a statistics course at a local community college. The professor had such a heavy French accent that our coach could literally only understand about a third of the words said. He learned everything from reading the textbook. Most presenters who use a lot of statistics don’t [...]

How to Make Statistics Sing2019-09-21T18:44:28-05:00

Spotlight on Our Coaches: Nancy Vason

Category: Other Prior to joining Speechworks more than a decade ago, Nancy was an account executive and sales trainer for a Fortune 100 company. She also served as a speechwriter for many of the corporation’s top executives. Regardless of the role she was in, Nancy knew that one fact remained constant: relationships win business, and [...]

Spotlight on Our Coaches: Nancy Vason2019-09-21T18:44:28-05:00

During Presentations, Embrace the Pushback

By Joey Asher Category: Q&A You’re giving a presentation involving lots of complex data. Suddenly, a hand shoots up. “I really think you’re missing a major point here,” one listener says. And then he proceeds to ask a question that he thinks undermines your entire presentation. What should you do? Look to the heavens and [...]

During Presentations, Embrace the Pushback2019-09-21T18:44:28-05:00

To Get More Questions, Study “Joey’s Law of Audience Behavior”

By Joey Asher Category: Q&A When I tell people that they need to leave as much as half of their time for Q&A, I get some worried looks. Inevitably, one of those worried listeners will say, “But what if no one asks questions?” That’s not usually a problem if you understand “Joey’s Law of Audience [...]

To Get More Questions, Study “Joey’s Law of Audience Behavior”2019-09-21T18:44:28-05:00

Spotlight on Our Coaches: Marilyn Ringo

Category: Other Marilyn is a former CNN Headline News anchor and a six-time Emmy Award-winning television producer and reporter. In addition to working with corporate clients and overseeing Speechworks’ media training program, she serves as an adjunct professor at the Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business. We asked Marilyn to share how she [...]

Spotlight on Our Coaches: Marilyn Ringo2019-09-21T18:44:28-05:00

Public Speaking Tip from John McEnroe

Category: Celebrity Speaking Tip “What is the single most important quality in a tennis champion? I would have to say desire, staying in there and winning matches when you are not playing that well.” That's a quote from John McEnroe, former Wimbledon champion and tennis superbrat. While of course the quote has nothing to [...]

Public Speaking Tip from John McEnroe2019-09-21T18:44:28-05:00

How to Find Your Authentic Speaking Style

By Joey Asher Category: Facial Energy, Body Energy Imagine that you’re at dinner with a close friend or family member. And you’re talking with a great deal of intensity about something that you’re passionate about. That is the kind of presentation style we recommend. We want you to speak with the same energy that you bring [...]

How to Find Your Authentic Speaking Style2019-09-21T18:44:28-05:00
Load More Posts