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

What to Do About Smartphones During a Presentation

What to do About Smartphones During a Presentation By Joey Asher Category: Other “When I’m leading a meeting, I find that people spend a lot of time typing emails. What is your strategy for dealing with the iPhone problem?” “When I’m leading a conference call, I know that there are people listening in who aren’t [...]

What to Do About Smartphones During a Presentation2020-12-07T15:08:09-05:00

Keys to Listening

Keys to Listening By Joey Asher Category: Other Yogi Berra said, “You can see a lot by just looking.” Similarly, you can hear a lot by just listening. If there is one skill that will make you better at almost everything, it’s listening. Want to build a better relationship with a client or colleague? Listen. [...]

Keys to Listening2020-12-08T11:43:38-05:00

The Power of Speaking without Notes

By Joey Asher Category: Practice Former UN Ambassador and Atlanta Mayor Andrew Young once told me a story about how he learned the importance of speaking without notes. As a minister in his early 20s, he always preached from a prepared text.  But as he was getting ready to preach to a church in Beachton [...]

The Power of Speaking without Notes2020-09-22T20:45:04-05:00

Lessons in Persuasion from a Fishing Guide

Lessons in Persuasion from a Fishing Guide By Joey Asher Category: Content, Practice I drove to the Great Smokey Mountains near Townsend, TN recently to fly fish for trout. And I caught more than my fair share – 14 gorgeous rainbows. But who’s counting? Spending time with my guide -- a terrific, pony-tailed fisherman [...]

Lessons in Persuasion from a Fishing Guide2020-12-08T12:02:28-05:00

Public Speaking Tip from a Fortune Cookie

Public Speaking 4.0. Connecting with Audiences in the Post-Covid Era By Joey Asher Category: Tips from Celebrities "A smile will gain you ten more years of life." Those are the words from a fortune cookie one of our coaches received after eating at her favorite Chinese restaurant.  We can’t speak to whether a smile [...]

Public Speaking Tip from a Fortune Cookie2021-01-05T12:19:52-05:00

If You Want a Message to Penetrate, Repeat Two or Three Catchphrases

If You Want a Message to Penetrate, Repeat Two of Three Cathcphrases By Joey Asher Category: Content If you want to make sure that your message gets through to an audience, consider taking a lesson from the great marketers. They settle on a catchphrase and repeat it over and over, hoping to penetrate the [...]

If You Want a Message to Penetrate, Repeat Two or Three Catchphrases2020-12-08T12:02:48-05:00

How Does the 80-20 Rule Apply to Presentations?

How Does the 80-20 Rule Apply to Presentations? By Joey Asher Category: Content, Practice In the late 1800s, Italian economist Vilfredo Pareto observed that 20 percent of the peapods in his garden yielded 80 percent of the peas. He also noted that 80 percent of the land in Italy was owned by 20 percent [...]

How Does the 80-20 Rule Apply to Presentations?2020-12-08T12:00:56-05:00
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