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

Public Speaking Advice from Mister Rogers

Category: Tips from Celebrities “We speak with more than our mouths. We listen with more than our ears.” On May 22nd, Rhode Islanders will celebrate Neighbor Day. It’s no coincidence that the date happens to fall on the anniversary of the premiere of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood back in 1967. Much more than just a loveable [...]

Public Speaking Advice from Mister Rogers2019-09-21T18:44:29-05:00

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

Hunting for an Internship? Sales and Communication Keys to Set Yourself Apart

Category: Networking It’s internship hunting season. All across the country, college students are donning suits and fanning out to land the perfect summer gig. And they should! According to an annual survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, 95 percent of employers said candidate experience is a factor in hiring decisions. Many [...]

Hunting for an Internship? Sales and Communication Keys to Set Yourself Apart2019-09-21T18:44:29-05:00

Public Speaking Tip from John Wooden

Category: Tips from Celebrities “If there's anything you could point out where I was a little different, it was the fact that I never mentioned ‘winning’.” As this year’s NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament winds down, we’d be remiss not to remember the famed head coach of the UCLA Bruins, John Wooden. Wooden is considered to [...]

Public Speaking Tip from John Wooden2019-09-21T18:44:29-05:00

Take Questions at Any Time During Your Presentation

Category: Q&A When I was practicing law, I attended a training session where the facilitator didn’t like taking questions out of order. If you asked a question that he was going to cover later, he would say, “Let’s put that question in the parking lot.” And then he would go write the question in a [...]

Take Questions at Any Time During Your Presentation2019-09-21T18:44:29-05:00

Learn to Sell Ideas Like the Girl Scouts Sell Cookies

Category: Networking, Sales It’s Girl Scout Cookie season. And if you want to sell ideas during a presentation, take a lesson from those sash-wearing hoards that are hawking Thin Mints door to door. You might want to use what I call the Girl Scout Cookie Theory of Persuasion. Let me explain. When my daughter [...]

Learn to Sell Ideas Like the Girl Scouts Sell Cookies2019-09-21T18:44:29-05:00

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

Is There a Code Against Smiling at Work? Sometimes it Seems that Way and It’s Too Bad

Category: Facial Energy “There are some people who raise their upper lip so high, or let the lower lip sag so much, that their teeth are almost entirely visible. This is entirely contrary to decorum, which forbids you to allow your teeth to be uncovered, since nature gave us lips to conceal them.” Those words [...]

Is There a Code Against Smiling at Work? Sometimes it Seems that Way and It’s Too Bad2019-09-21T18:44:30-05:00

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
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